Form and Formalism: Thinking Method, Transmission and Rupture

Form and Formalism: Thinking Method, Transmission and Rupture

7-8 November 2009, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

Additional information here: http://versuslaboratory.janvaneyck.nl/

A two day conference/workshop focused on the problematic and philosophical horizon of the problem of form and formalism at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands:

At the center of our workshop are questions concerning: the legacy of structuralism in the concept of formalism, the intervention of (Lacanian) psychoanalysis on the limits of knowledge, truth and the real, the relation between scientific models and ontology in Deleuze, Badiou, the reinvention of Platonism and Realism in contemporary thought and the current state of the Copernican (and/or Galilean) revolution.

Is the shared concept and process of “formalism” across different fields (social and hard sciences, psychoanalysis) nothing more than an equivocation imposed by the limits of philosophical thought? Is there something of the actuality of form and formalism that calls us to the task of thinking?

Participants will include: Emmanuel Barot, Matteo Bonazzi, Gabriel Catren, Zachary Luke Fraser, Juan-Luis Gastaldi, Patrice Maniglier, Paul-Antoine Miquel, Knox Peden, Antonello Sciacchitano, Charles T. Wolfe.

Please register with the organizers by email [tzuchien.tho at gmail] so we can prepare the conference space and packets.

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