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Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

Love and Vulnerability
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF / Pusey Street, Oxford OX1 2LB
Mansfield & Regent's Park Colleges, Oxford

This conference focuses on Pamela Anderson’s wonderful, but largely unpublished, late work on love and vulnerability but also includes reflections on her earlier writings. The event is interdisciplinary and international, reflecting Pamela’s achievements in British and European Philosophy, Theology and Feminism and her influence in Europe, North America and China.

Speakers include her teachers, colleagues and former students. While focusing on love and vulnerability, participants will explore connections with related themes drawn from her work, such as forgiveness and its limits; dialogue; epistemic injustice; self-confidence; nonsensicality; ineffability; and vulnerability in relation to invulnerability, violence, human and divine affectivity, narrative, friendship, thoughtfulness, resilience, belonging, and enhancing life. Her engagement with Kant, Wittgenstein and the French philosophers, Henri Bergson, Paul Ricoeur, Simone de Beauvoir, Emmanuel Lévinas and Michèle Le Doeuff, will also be represented. The portrait of Pamela’s passionate commitment to making sense of what it is to be human will be shared through a special issue of Angelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities.

Key note speakers: Adrian Moore and Beverley Clack

Panel Speakers: Alison Assiter, Carla Bagnoli, Roxana Baiasu, Andrea Bieler, Paula Boddington, Nicholas Bunnin, Kristine A. Culp, Susan Durber, Paul Fiddes, Dorota Filipczak, Elizabeth Frazer, Kimberly Hutchings, Alison Jasper, Morny Joy, Sabina Lovibond, Mao Xin, Alan Montefiore, Stephen Mulhall, Laurie Anderson Sathe, Heike Springhart, Chon Tejedor, Günter Thomas and Heather Walton.

This is a free event; there is no need to register.

For the conference programme, please click here




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