1.24.2008

Time of Terror? Antwerpen 29 februari

Since 9/11 it has become evident to characterize the current age as an age of terror. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a time of terror. This condition is taken so much for granted that it sometimes becomes the new, unquestioned context of contemporary philosophy. Yet, such a vital connection between time and terror has intrinsically philosophical import, and the more so for contemporary thinkers who expect philosophy to “comprehend its own time in thought”. So, one essential question remains to be answered: what is a time of terror? What makes the times change in such a way that they become times of terror? What does it mean, philosophically, to say that we are living in an age of terror?

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

09:45 – 10:15
Introduction
by Arthur Cools (University of Antwerp)

10:15 – 11:00
Home-Grown Nihilism
by Bill Durodié (Cranfield University, UK)
coFFee breaK

11:30 – 12:15
Philosophy and “Terrorism” in a “Time of Terror”
by Bob Brecher (University of Brighton, UK)
Lunch

14:00 – 14:45
Why Terror Makes Sense: A Sartrian View
by Ruud Welten (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

14:45 – 15:30
The Problem of Exceptionalism in the ‘Time of Terror’
by Paul Reynolds (Edge Hill University, UK)
coFFee breaK

16:00 – 17:00
Keynote Lecture
Political Violence and Terror: Arendtian Reflections
by Dana Villa (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Location
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
STADSCAMPUS
2000 ANTWERPEN
HOF VAN LIERE
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Time of Terror?
February 29, 2008
Further inFormation
For further questions or concerns, see
www.ua.ac.be/wijsbegeerte
or contact Arthur Cools or Herbert De Vriese
Phone: 0032 (0)3 220 43 10 or 0032 (0)3 220 43 13
E-mail: arthur.cools@ua.ac.be and herbert.devriese@ua.ac.be