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Contemporary French philosophy

PhD study topics for the academic year 2022/2023

The absurd in contemporary philosophy: neutrality, absence of meaning, hopelessness, tragedy

Study program: 2.1.2. systematic philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
Annotation:
In the French philosophical tradition, the theme of the absurd is still present today and has been introduced by phenomenological thinkers such as E. Levinas (the notion of il y a) and M. Blachot (the notion of neutrality). More recently, this style of thought has been revived by thinkers such as A. Comte-Sponville (the notion of hopelessness), Clément Rosset (idiocy) and Marcel Conche (the tragic), among others. However, similar elements can also be traced in thinkers who do not make them the centre of their thought (despair in C. Romano). It will be an examination of conceptions of this tendency, with the intention of presenting an interpretation of the primarily negatively connoted terms that will serve as a starting point for a "positive" understanding of them (tragic wisdom in Conche is an example).

Philosophy as paideia

Study program: 2.1.2. systematic philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
Annotation:
The question of teaching philosophy has been part of philosophy from the beginning. The anamnesis, the remembrance of the insight of ideas, was achieved, among other things, in a dialectical dialogue, called maieutics. The problem of the relationship between philosophy and learning was revived in the 20th century by P. Hadot with his presentation of ancient philosophy in the form of "spiritual exercis-es". He thus provoked a controversy in which his opponent was M. Foucault. In contemporary French philosophical discourse, the actuality of the topic is maintained by theoretical initiatives that have not yet been discussed in our context.

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