'Illuminations' School Brings Together the World's Top Philosophers

From 23 to 29 July, the Illuminations Summer School will be held in Tyumen. The key topics for discussion are: dark ontologies, neorationalism, cognitive capitalism and labour criticism. These philosophical notions have been actively developing in recent years.

The School will bring together students and leading experts from Russia, Austria, the U.S. and other countries.

“Illuminations Summer School is an unusual project for Russia. Philosophers from all over the world gather to discuss current issues in modern society and help spread new ideas among their colleagues. The fact that this event is taking place at UTMN shows that we are gradually building a sustainable relationship with the global scientific community, leading to our university becoming increasingly involved in its activity,” said Alexey Pavlovsky, Deputy Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The experts are: Andrew Culp who teaches the MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics at the California Institute of the Arts; Dylan Trigg, FWF Lise Meitner Senior Fellow at the University of Vienna’s Department of Philosophy; Ray Brassier, Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut; Andrey Rodin, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Denis Sivkov, Associate Professor at the Department of Theoretical Sociology and Epistemology (School of Public Policy of RANEPA, Moscow), and others.

The main aim of the School is to provide a platform for dialogue and meaningful engagement for those holding opposing opinions on the issues. 

Participation is open to anyone interested, regardless of their academic status or age. However, fluent English is required. To apply, prospective participants should write an essay (in English or in Russian) and register at the School's website. Transfer from Tyumen to School’s location, meals and accommodation are provided by the School.

The project is partnered by the Center of New Philosophy, the Logos Journal and the New Centre for Research & Practice.

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications

Link to Russian version: https://www.utmn.ru/presse/novosti/nauka-segodnya/551243/ 


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