Seminar cercetare DFT: „‘Einstimmung’ and ways of life in Wittgenstein – a political interpretation”

Miercuri, 22 mai, în cadrul unei sesiuni comune a Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică și Seminarului Wittgenstein al ICUB, Babrak Ibrahimy, de la Universitatea din Derby, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „‘Einstimmung’ and ways of life in Wittgenstein – a political interpretation”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Titu Maiorescu, începând cu ora 18.

Câteva cuvinte despre tema prezentării: „Wittgenstein uses the terms Einstimmung (consensus) and Lebensformen (ways of life) in a peculiar way. In his own work, they are rarely used politically, and yet, for students of political theory it is hard to see how these terms can been understood apolitically. It is therefore not surprising that, while always implicitly present, recent years have seen a rise of explicit use of Wittgenstein’s work in political theory. In this paper, I want to borrow Wittgenstein’s insights and connect his view to Carl Schmitt’s notion of the political. On the one hand, the move is not too radical precisely because at the outset of his treatise Schmitt refers to politics as competing ways of life. On the other hand, Schmitt and Wittgenstein could not be more different. This paper does not therefore aim to synthesise the two scholars, but only to show a possible political reading of Wittgenstein’s work.”