The Power of Images

Trade Fair Palace – Studio Hrdinů

The Power of Images
Who: Andrzej Leder, Miroslav Marcelli, Csaba Olay and Miroslav Petřiček
What: Debate
When: 7-8:15 PM
Language: French and Czech, with simultaneous translation

Trade Fair Palace – Malá Dvorana

Thonet Chair, Right Angle and Wittgenstein
Who: Sylva Fischerová
What: Reading
When: 10:15-10:45 PM
Language: Czech

Camera Lucida. Notes on Photography by Roland Barthes 
Who: Josef Fulka
What: Reading
When: 11-11:30 PM
Language: Czech

Distorted history, stolen images and faked memory
Who: Petr Koťátko
What: Reading / Performance
When: 11:45PM-0:15 AM
Language: Czech

The Paths of Image, the Paths of Blood: Art as a Mystery of Humanity
Who: Josef Vojvodík
What: Lecture / Performance
When: 0:30-1:15 AM
Language: Czech

Asphyxiating Culture by Jean Dubuffet
Who: Jan Bierhanzl
What: Reading / Performance
When: 1:30-2:15 AM
Language: Czech

Faculty of Arts – Aula

The Problem of Self and Alterity in Contemporary Philosophy
Who: Jiří Přiban
What: Big Lecture
When: 11 PM-0:00 AM
Language: Czech

What’s a Cliché? Meditation on How We Appropriate Scientific Discourses
Who: Carole Widmaier
What: Short Lecture
When: 0:15 AM
Language: French with simultaneous Czech translation

Power or Powerlessness of Images? (Deleuze, Rancière)
Who: Pierre Montebello
What: Short Lecture
When: 0:45 Am
Language: French with simultaneous Czech translation

Image as an Effect of Superimpression
Who: Miroslav Marcelli
What: Short Lecture
When: 1:15 AM
Language: Slovak

Figures and Variations of Sublime (Louis Marin)
Who: Veronika Darida
What: Short Lecture
When: 1:45 AM
Language: English

The Artist’s Blindness. The Power of Art: Derrida against Lyotard and Henry
Who: Monika Murawska
What: Short Lecture
When: 2:15 AM
Language: French with simultaneous Czech translation

Faculty of Arts – room 217

When Theory Doesn’t Meet Practice: Czech Avant-Guard and Political Caricatures
Who: Tomáš Winter
What: Lecture and Images
When: 9:45 PM
Language: Czech

Faculty of Arts – Kinosál (room 429)

The Werckmeister Harmony by Béla Tarr
Who: David Lengyel
What: Screening and Comments
When: 10 PM – 0:30 AM
Language: English

Of Mice and Men

Trade Fair Palace – Auditorium

Taking Animals Seriously: What Does It Change for Ethics and Politics?
Who: Corine Pelluchon
What: Short Lecture
When: 7 PM
Language: English

Joint attention as the key to the difference between man and other animals ?
Who: Petr Urban
What: Short Lecture
When: 7:30 PM
Language: Czech

Je život povrchní? Evoluce jevové stránky organismů“ (in Czech)
Who: Karel Kleisner
What: Short Lecture
When: 8 PM
Language: Czech

Images of Sick Animals: Animal Pain At a Distance
Who: Frédéric Keck
What: Screening and Comments
When: 8:45-9:45 PM
Language: English


The Power of Images

with Andrzej Leder, Miroslav Marcelli, Csaba Olay and Miroslav Petřiček
Moderator: Petr Fischer (Hospodářské noviny)
The Trade Fair Palace – Studio Hrdinů, 7:15-9 PM

Bio-Politics or Cosmopolitics

with Étienne Balibar, Antonio Negri and Étienne Tassin
Moderator: Anne Gléonec (French curator of the Night)
Faculty of Arts – Aula, 7:15-9 PM

War and Violence

with Pavel Barša, Éric Fassin, Judith Revel and Jan Sokol
Moderator: Carole Widmaier
The Trade Fair Palace – Studio Hrdinů, 9:30-10:45 PM

The Ethics of Care

with Corine Pelluchon and Petr Urban
Moderator: Giuseppe Bianco (CEFRES/Lyon III)
Faculty of Arts – room 300, 9:15-10:30 PM

Should Humans Be Enhanced?

with Jean-Michel Besnier, Emil Višňovský and Jan Hubík
Moderator: Martin Vraný (FF UK)
The Trade Fair Palace – Studio Hrdinů, 00:15-1:30 AM


Ivan Buraj

burajA specialist of French theory, Ivan Buraj investigates political philosophy around questions such as freedom and power, as in his book on Michel Foucault (Foucault a moc, 2000). He has lately written about fanaticism, democracy and civil society. While teaching at the Comenius University, he is a member of a large scientific project on Science, Society, Values: A Philosophical Analysis of Their Mutual Relations and Interactions.


Jaromír Matějek

Fotka Hradec (3)Jaromír Matějek works as a researcher at the Institute of Ethics and Humanities of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague. He started as a paediatrician, and then studied theology, medical ethics and theological ethics in Brno, Prague, Vienna and Bochum. He is a member of the Commission for Ethics of the Ministry of Health, a committee member of the Czech Society for Palliative Medicine, and a member of the Working Group for Palliative Child Care. He specializes in clinical ethics and ethical counselling. As a second field of research interest, he focuses on the previously expressed wishes of patients and substituted judgement in general.

What is the Night of Philosophy?

The first edition of the Night of Philosophy in Prague – June 2016, 16/17th – will offer a round-the-clock series of 20-minute lectures and larger roundtable discussions presented by 55 leading international philosophers from France and the Visegrad Group, on the topic “Images, Sciences and Politics.” The night will be held in three different languages – Czech, English, and French – with simultaneous translations. It will take place in two locations, the large Fair Trade Palace of the Prague National Gallery and the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, where lectures, debates, exhibitions, performances, literature readings, and movies commented by artists and philosophers will run throughout the night, from 7pm until 3am.

This innovative and nocturnal happening gathers together philosophers and artists, and its ambition is to give the general public an original and interactive access to philosophy and to present the most contemporary social and political debates and their involvement in artistic creations. The first night of Philosophy was created in Paris in 2010, and since, has met with international success, as it successively took place in major cities of the world: London, New York, Buenos Aires, Tel-Aviv, Berlin, Athens, and now Prague, in the heart of Europe!

Images, Sciences and Politics – Prague 2016

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