Thinking the crisis

WHEN: Thursday 24 November 2022 at 7.30 pm
WHERE: baroque refectory of the Dominican monastery in Jilská (entrance Jalovcová 2)

How do crises enter our world? How to talk about them, how to think about them? The war in Ukraine has once again placed before us with urgency the question of such an irrational reality as evil and the situation of crisis.

Independently of each other, the philosophers Emmanuel Falque, among others in his latest book Hors phénomène, and Miroslav Petříček in his latest book Philosophy en noir, have been trying to do so – even before the war in Ukraine – from different positions. In the first part of the evening, both philosophers will present their positions and then discuss them.

Organized in collaboration with Dominican 8.

The evening will be simultaneously interpreted.

Moderated by: Petr Fischer

Miroslav Petříček is a Czech philosopher, aesthetician and translator. He is a disciple of Jan Patočka and focuses on the philosophy of art, the overlap between philosophy, film, literature and art, and contemporary (postmodern) French philosophy. He works at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University and FAMU in Prague.

Emmanuel Falque is a French philosopher and theologian. He focuses on questions of human finitude, referring in particular to the French phenomenology of Michel Henry, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc Marion, as well as Jan Patočka. He works at the Philosophy Faculty of the Institut catholique in Paris.

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