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Rico Sneller

Nieuw boek Filosofie en parapsychologie

Wilde beesten in de filosofische woestijn
Filosofen over telepathie en andere buitengewone ervaringen

Wetenschappers nemen ‘paranormale ervaringen’ nauwelijks serieus. Vroeger was dat anders. Het concept ‘paranormaal’ bestond niet eens. Voor filosofen als Kant, Schopenhauer en Bergson waren het hooguit bijzondere, intrigerende ervaringen.
William James, die uitgebreid studie maakte van spiritistische mediums, noemde ze ‘wilde beesten in de filosofische woestijn’.
Dit boek maakt duidelijk dat voor veel filosofen – van Kant tot Derrida – omstreden verschijnselen als telepathie en helderziendheid een serieus studieobject vormen. De auteurs bestuderen veelzeggende teksten van filosofen die tot nu toe weinig aandacht kregen. Ze laten zien hoe elk van deze denkers op eigen wijze een serieuze interpretatie probeerde te geven van zulke ervaringen, die op het eerste gezicht ons begrip te boven lijken te gaan.
Dr. Hein van Dongen is filosofisch consulent, docent en onderzoeker voor diverse instellingen.
 
Prof.dr. Hans Gerding is directeur van het Parapsychologisch Instituut te Utrecht en bijzonder hoogleraar Metafysica in de geest van de theosofie aan het Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte van de Universiteit Leiden.
 
Dr. Rico Sneller is universitair docent Wijsgerige ethiek aan het Leids Instituut voor Godsdienstwetenschappen.
Verschijningsdatum 15-1-2011
ISBN nummer 9789025959463

Conference ‘The Root Causes of Terrorism: A Religious Studies Perspective’, Leiden 18-19 May 2011

Conference ‘The Root Causes of Terrorism: A Religious Studies Perspective’, Leiden 18-19 May 2011

Introduction

Nine years after the event of the September 11th and the global war on terror, bombs are still blasted and innocent people are being killed under the banner of terrorism. Most of these sinisterly threatening events are motivated by religious claims, or are taken place in religiously affected places. Is religion the main cause of terrorism, or does terrorism still arise because of leaders who brainwash and coach future terrorists so that they kill under the banner of religion? Religious imagination seems to hold here an influential power in the creation of ‘delusion’ to orient the ‘bigot’ believers toward the fulfilling of their religious duty against those who are religious in a different way or not religious at all. Religion, in this sense, is tightly allied with political aspirations as it can be seen in most of the current instances

In spite of sacred pretexts justifying acts of killing, more ‘enlightened’ religious leaders and religious minded people believe and argue that religion is a source of peace and mercy. For them, the sacred texts must be read from a ‘humanist’ perspective because the whole religion is ultimately, so they claim, about human beings who are all equal and created by the same God. This is the attitude of many religious people today, i.e. that God is merciful and compassionate, and the religious tradition thus praised would never allow religious hatred, intolerance, and resentment. Nor do scriptures provide any rationale, so they say, for one-sided and serf-serving interpretations or interpretations that promote aggression against others. If religion falls short, they continue, of mercy, compassion, and peace, it falls into ideological dogma and stoned-headedness. Therefore, those interpretations that justify aggression and acts of killing are the shallow and purposeful readings of the religious texts aiming at political intentions, so more benevolent advocates of religions might plead.

Whatever reading of religious traditions one might advocate, it cannot be denied that in practice, religion and ‘violence’ often are closely associated. The central question of this conference is what a religious studies perspective (rather than that of a religious advocate or representative) can contribute to the deep links between religion and terrorism.

Organizers

Dr. Rico Sneller
Assistant professor of Ethics and History of Philosophy
Institute for Religious Studies
Leiden University
Phone:               +31 71 527 2583        
h.w.sneller@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Dr. Lucien van Liere
Assistant Professor Religion and Conflict
Dep. Religiewetenschap en Theologie
Utrecht University
Phone:               +31 30 253 1974

L.M.vanLiere@uu.nl

Dr. Jalil Roshandel
Associate professor
Director, Security Studies
East Carolina University
Brewster A – 116
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 001 1 252 328 1062
RoshandelJ@ecu.edu

Dr. Mahmoud Masaeli
Professor of Ethics and International Relations
Faculty of Philosophy, Saint Paul University, Ottawa
President, Global Solutions Praxis
2028 Belcourt Blvd.
Ottawa, ON K1C 1M6
Phone: 001 613 818 4726 001 613 818 4726
mmasaeli@ustpaul.ca
president@global-solutions-praxis.ca

For further information, see here: http://hum.leiden.edu/religion/terrorism-conference-2011/

Minisymposium Filosofie en spiritualiteit “De God van Rainer Maria Rilke”, vrijdag 25 maart 2011

Minisymposium Filosofie en spiritualiteit, vrijdag 25 maart 2011

Tussen licht en duisternis: de God van Rainer Maria Rilke
vrijdag 25 maart 13.30-16.30
Sprekers:

coreferaat: dr. Henri Bloemen (Lessius Antwerpen/KULeuven)
Locatie:
Leiden, Matthias de Vrieshof 4, zaal 008A
Rick Benjamins
Mijn God is duister
God geeft zichzelf, maar God of het transcendente kun je alleen maar denken vanuit een bepaald perspectief dat door mensen ontworpen wordt. De ontvankelijkheid voor God, aan wie wij zelf productief bijdragen, is door Rilke in zijn vroege dichtwerk gethematiseerd. In het ‘Stundenbuch’ is het een terugkerend motief dat God door onze taal uit het duister tevoorschijn treedt en aan het licht wordt gebracht.
Rick Benjamins is docent dogmatiek aan de PThU in Leiden en publiceerde in 2003 Een zachte soort van zijn. Drie manieren om van God te denken. Plotinus, Rilke, Jonas. Hij houdt een inleiding over Rilke’s duistere God en onze God-taal.

Henri Bloemen
Coreferaat
Henri Bloemen is Germanist en docent vertaalkunde aan de Lessius Hogeschool Antwerpen / KU Leuven. Zijn expertisegebied betreft vertaaltheorie, vertaalethiek, epistemologie, vertaalbeschrijving, studie van hervertalingen, ironie en vertaling. Hij is gepromoveerd op de Zwiterse auteur Robert Walser.

Voorafgaande registratie is niet vereist maar wordt wel op prijs gesteld.
Filosofie en spiritualiteit is an initiatief van prof. dr Hans Gerding (Wijsbegeerte UL), dr. Gerard Visser (Wijsbegeerte UL), drs. Barbara Zwaan (Godsdienstwetenschappen UL) en dr. Rico Sneller (Godsdienstwetenschappen UL)

Master Seminar Ethics Autumn Term 2011: Ethics and Religion: War and Peace

Masters Seminar ‘Ethics’ Autumn Term 2011

Ethics and Religion
‘War and Peace’
«Die wertvollste Erkenntnis, die aus der Schule des Krieges davongetragen wird, ist die, dass das Leben in seinem innersten Kerne ganz unzerstörbar ist.»
(“The most valuable insight born of the school of war is that life at its innermost core is entirely indestructible.”)
(Ernst Jünger, ‘Das Unzerstörbare’, in: Politische Publizistik 1919-1933, p.613)

Instructor: Dr. H.W. Sneller, Institute for Religious Studies, University of Leiden
e-mail

tel.: 071 527 25 83
5 ects
Thursday, 11-13pm
First meeting: September, 15th, 2011.
Location:
Wijkplaats 2/003
Please register by e-mail or telephone!
War and peace are inextricably intertwined. In a two year sequence this master seminar will deal with war and peace respectively. The focus of this year’s seminar will be not so much on political and polemological questions as on the intra-psychic, or even metaphysical resonance of war. Does warfare teach us something about a fundamental inner combat? Does it betray thorough ontological tensions? How relevant is a gender perspective here, given the fact that wars are mostly waged and prepared by men, albeit sometimes for the sake of women (e.g. Helena, Cleopatra, Patma)? Can causes of war be derived from projective identifications invested with religious energy (e.g. Kosovo, ‘Palestine’, Jerusalem)? On what conditions can these questions be answered at all?
Starting with a reflection on the famous pre-combat conversation between Krishna and Arjuna in the Baghavad Gita, we will study several authors who connected war and destructivity to inner-human or even ontological tendencies: authors varying from psychoanalytical thinkers (Freud and Fromm), idealists (T.H. Green), existentialists (Gabriel Marcel), to a First World War combat soldier whose writings are renowned for having inspired Hitler (Ernst Jünger).
By discussing the war phenomenon within a psychological-metaphysical framework, this seminar aims at giving an alternative approach to this ineradicable tragedy of human history, called ‘war’.
English translations or substitutes are available, though German and French are highly recommended.
Survey of the seminar:
1. Introduction. Bhagavad-Gita.
2. Why War? Freud, ‘Warum Krieg?’ (GW XVI, 11-27) and ‘Zeitgemäßes über Krieg und Tod’ (GW X, 323-355).
3. The Spiritual Principle in Knowledge and Nature. T.H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, Book I Ch 1.
4. Man’s Relation to the Spiritual. T.H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, Book I Ch 2 – Book II Ch 1.
5. Desire, Intellect, Will. T.H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, Book II Ch 2.
6. Virtue. T.H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, Book III Ch 5.
7.  Freedom and Loss of Freedom. Gabriel Marcel, Les hommes contre l’humain, 1ère partie – 2ème partie Ch. I
8. Fanaticism, Abstraction, Depersonalisation. Gabriel Marcel, Les hommes contre l’humain, 2ème partie Ch II – 3ème partie, Conclusion.
9. Aggression I. Erich Fromm, Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, 3rd Pt, Ch. 9-10.
10. Aggression II Erich Fromm, Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, 3rd Pt, Ch. 11-12.
11. Aggression III. Erich Fromm, Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, 3rd Pt, Ch. 13.
12. Conclusion. Ernst Jünger, Politische Publizistik 1919-1933, ‚Der Krieg als inneres Erlebnis’ (100-107), ‘Der Frontsoldat und die innere Politik’ (146-152), ‚Die totale Mobilmachung’ (558-582), ‚Das Unzerstörbare’ (613-615).
Language:
The course will be taught in English except when all participants have a working knowledge of Dutch.
Procedure of the Seminar:
The participants of the seminar prepare themselves weekly by reading very carefully the texts that have been placed at their disposal beforehand, and by accomplishing several assignments. Those who read German will have to read the original text!
Final conclusion:
Weekly participation in and preparation for the courses is indispensable. The seminar has to be concluded by a written paper, containing 5-10 pages. Deadline January 31st, 2012.
The paper will have to be centered on some crucial or telling passage taken from one of the texts discussed. This passage will have to be considered and commented upon scrupulously.
These are the criteria of evaluation:
1. originality and consistency of the argument
2. attested capability of integrating elements from the other texts into the argument
3. attested capability of actualizing the argument by referring to existing discussions and burning issues of today
Seminar: 4 ects. Paper: 1 ects.
Admission and requirements:
A satisfying knowledge of the history of philosophy, particularly of moral philosophy, is required and indispensable. This seminar is open to both master and bachelor students. Assignments can be reduced for BA-students.
Reading assignments:
Although texts may be available on the internet, students may wish to procure one or more books themselves. For antiquarian books, see www.eurobuch.com, http://www.antiqbook.com/, http://www.zvab.de/ or http://www.amazon.com/. New: http://www.proxis.be/. These are the relevant titles :
o Bhagavad-Gita (many translations and editions available).
o T.H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2003 (1883)
o Gabriel Marcel, Les hommes contre l’humain, Paris, Fayard, 1951. (trans. The Existential Background of Human Dignity, Harvard University Press, 1963). (Antiquarian, library).
o Erich Fromm, Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, Holt Paperbacks, 1992 (1973).

summer school Galilee College Israel

Dear students,

Upon request by the Galilee College in Israel, I hereby forward to you information about a Summer school on the Israeli-Arab conflict. Although I warmly recommend it to you, relying on experiences told to me by previous students, I do not dispose of any funding resources. I could, however, write a recommendation, if need be.

Yours,
Rico Sneller

Att: Dr. H.W. Sneller
Netherlands

Israeli – Palestinian Programmes:
Political Science and Middle East Studies
Israel, 2011

Dear Dr. H.W. Sneller,

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is never far from anyone’s mind these days, and while the mainstream media can certainly provide some of the more important facts and figures, the only way to truly develop a better understanding of the conflict’s background and complexities is to visit the area and meet the people behind the headlines.

With this in mind, the Galilee International Management Institute has designed a programme aimed at providing firsthand exposure to various aspects of the situation, delving deeply into the issues through classroom lectures, meetings with representatives of Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, a visit to the West Bank (including a visit to a Jewish settlement), meetings with people from Arab villages in Israel, a panel discussion with representatives from Israeli political parties across the political spectrum, and much more.

The programme’s academic director is Dr. Mahmoud Yazbak, Senior Lecturer for the Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa. Lectures will be given by Palestinian and Israeli academics and other experts, and will offer a balanced view of the situation in the region.

The programme is intended for students of history, political science and Middle East studies, as well as professionals interested in the Middle East, and registration for both 2011 sessions – summer and winter (July 4-28, 2011 and December 28, 2011 – Jan 9, 2012) – is now open. We would appreciate you bringing this programme to the attention of the students at your university. A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates. Students who are interested should contact the Programme Director, Mrs. Shiri Salant Fein, at: ssalant@galilcol.ac.il

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Shiri Salant-Fein
Programme Director
Centre of Middle East and Religious Studies
Galilee International Management Institute
Israel

CC: Mrs. Shoshi Norman
Director Middle East and Religious Studies Centre
Galilee International Management Institute
snorman@galilcol.ac.il

Minisymposium Filosofie en spiritualiteit “Geloof en waarheid”, vrijdag 28 januari 2011

Minisymposium Filosofie en spiritualiteit over De waarheid 28 januari 2011

Geloof en waarheid
Minisymposium Filosofie en spiritualiteit.
Vrijdag 28 januari 2011, 13.30-16.30h.

 
Sprekers:
Prof. dr. Gerrit de Kruijf (Protestantse Theologische Universiteit)
Dr. Gerard Visser (Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, UL)

Locatie: Van Wijkplaats 2 zaal 002, Leiden.
Gerrit de Kruijf
Victime de la Verite

De titel komt van de Franse thomist Sertillanges, die ermee uitdrukte dat waarheid een ervaring is van onder de indruk komen, een toegeven aan overtuigingskracht.
In de christelijke theologie wordt dit wel bedoeld met de term ‘belijden’. Dit kan worden toegepast op leerstellingen (‘waarheden’) en op de persoon van Jezus (‘Jezus is de weg, de waarheid en het leven’).
 
In de lijn van de Leidse theologen Gunning (de waarheid is ethisch) en Miskotte zal ik over het persoonlijke karakter van de waarheid spreken. Eberhard Jungel gebruikt in dit verband het begrip ‘metaforische waarheid’ (vgl. de recente dissertatie van J.M. de Klerk, Onderbrekingen). 
Met behulp van dat begrip zal ik het geloof in Jezus als de waarheid verhelderen in relatie tot bij voorbeeld het correspondentie-begrip van waarheid.

 
Gerard Visser
In gesprek met Nietzsche
In een brief van 11 juni 1865, aan het einde van zijn eerste jaar in Bonn, waar hij theologie en klassieke talen studeert, houdt Friedrich Nietzsche zijn zus Elisabeth het alternatief voor dat zijn eigen filosofische weg nadien als geen ander heeft beheerst:
`Elk waar geloof is ook onfeilbaar, het levert datgene wat de betreffende gelovige persoon erin hoopt te vinden, het biedt echter niet het geringste houvast tot fundering van een objectieve waarheid. Hier nu gaan de wegen van de mensen uiteen; verlang je zielsrust en geluk, kies het geloof, wil je een leerling van de waarheid zijn, welaan onderzoek.’ 
In mijn lezing zal ik deze onderscheiding van Nietzsche tot vertrekpunt nemen voor een bezinning op het vraagstuk van geloof en waarheid. 
Ik zal twee vragen aan de orde stellen, de vraag wat waarheid nu eigenlijk is, en daarnaast de vraag of wij waarheid niet ten onrechte inperken tot wetenschappelijke waarheid. 
Nietzsches eigen latere denken bewijst dat het waarheidsfenomeen zo gelaagd is, dat dit de boven aangehaalde onderscheiding op zijn minst relativeert.

Meer informatie: h.w.sneller@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Voorafgaande registratie is niet vereist maar wordt wel op prijs gesteld.
Filosofie en spiritualiteit is an initiatief van prof. dr Hans Gerding (Wijsbegeerte UL), dr. Gerard Visser (Wijsbegeerte UL), drs. Barbara Zwaan (Godsdienstwetenschappen UL) en dr. Rico Sneller (Godsdienstwetenschappen UL)

Short conference Philosophy and Spirituality

Imagining Karma and Reincarnation

Short conference Philosophy and Spirituality

Leiden, Friday 26 November 2010
13.30-16.30h

Prof. dr. (em.) Erlendur Haraldsson

University of Iceland

Dr. Hein van Dongen

Filosofie Oost-West

Location: Lipsius Building, Cleveringaplaats 1, room 228.’

Investigating children remembering previous lives

Professor Haraldsson will present some cases from Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Iceland, describe how they were investigated, their characteristics, and give an overview of the major findings in this area of research. He has investigated numerous cases of children who claim to remember a previous life, particularly in Sri Lanka and Lebanon. His investigations have centred on the question of whether statements made by these children can be verified and if persons can be found that fits the description made by the children, as well as examining psychological, religious and cultural explanations for this phenomenon.

Erlendur Haraldsson is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg in Germany and did further studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has published over two hundred papers, mostly on anomalistic experiences, conducted national surveys, field studies and experiments related to such phenomena, and also on psychological testing and interrogative suggestibility. He is the author of five books, two of which have appeared in many languages (“At the hour of death” and “Miracles are my visiting cards”).

 

"I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now"
Karma East and West

 
Karma is usually seen as relating to our acts or agency for which we remain responsible, even in subsequent reincarnations. The doctrine of Karma was developed in the context of Hinduism and Buddhism, but under the influence of theosophy it also reached the Western world. To many people, the concept of Karma has gained a personal meaning. In my lecture I will follow the tracks of this development, and I will insist upon the view of Karma in some 20th Century Indian philosophers, viz. S. Dasgupta and S. Radhakrishnan.
Hein van Dongen is philosophical consultant and director of the programme committee of Philosophy East and West. He wrote his doctoral thesis with prof. Otto Duintjer on the problem of incommensurability.

More information: h.w.sneller@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Previous registration is not required but will be appreciated.

Philosophy and spirituality is an initiative by prof. dr Hans Gerding (Philosophy UL), dr. Gerard Visser (Philosophy UL), drs. Barbara Zwaan (Religious Studies UL) and dr. Rico Sneller (Religious Studies UL).



Master Seminar / BA-keuzevak Ethiek najaar 2010: Questioning Life and Death

Masters Seminar ‘Ethics’ Autumn Term 2010

‘Questioning Life and Death’
«Und deshalb kann der Tod geradezu das Tor zur Metaphysik höchster Art heissen»
(“Therefore death can be called the gateway to a metaphysics of the highest degree.”)
(H. Driesch, Wirklichkeitslehre, p.291)
Instructor: Dr. H.W. Sneller, Institute for Religious Studies, University of Leiden

tel.: 071 527 25 83
5 ects
Thursday, 13-15pm
First meeting: September, 9th, 2010
Location: Matthias de Vrieshof 4/010.
Please register by e-mail or telephone!
 
A year after the celebration of Charles Darwin’s bicentenary, questions of life and death are more relevant than ever before. As the essence of life is closely related to death, life and death cannot be discussed separately. Unravelling mysteries of the one will inevitably shed a light on the other, and dealing with both seems a prerequisite for any moral reflection today that does not want to restrict itself to making superficial statements.
Death is as big a mystery as life. Not only has the life question not been sufficiently solved by the ‘mere’ discovery of DNA, reports about so-called ‘near death experiences’ complicate the predominantly biologico-materialistic explanations of death as well.
In this seminar, we will focus on several facets of death, e.g. the moribund’s perspective, mortality and immortality, the uninterrupted chain between life and death, (un)willingness to die, and the God question. These topics tend to be neglected in current philosophical, let alone medico-biological debates.
The metaphysical frameworks in which these topics are placed will be tested by a final confrontation with the case of voluntary death.
English translations or substitutes are available, though German is highly recommended.
Survey of the seminar:
1. September, 9th. Introduction. John Hardwig, ‘Going to Meet Death: The Art of Dying in the Early Part of the Twenty-First Century’, in: Hastings Center Report 39/4, 2009, 37-45. (Available at digit al library or to be distributed by course instructor).
2. September, 16th. In the Face of Death. Rousseau, Julie ou la nouvelle Héloïse, lettre 11-12.
3. September, 23rd. Crossing the Border between Life and Death. Schelling, Clara. Zusammenhang der Natur mit der Geisterwelt.
4. September, 30th. Willing not to Die. Ludwig Klages, Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele (1), IV. Buch: ‚Die Lehre vom Willen’. 1. Abschnitt ‘Gesetz und Willkür’. For an alternative reading in English, see here and here.
5. October, 7th. Willing not to Die. Ludwig Klages, Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele (2), IV. Buch: ‚Die Lehre vom Willen’. 2. Abschnitt ‘Trieb und Wille’.
6. October, 15th. Willing not to Die. Ludwig Klages, Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele (3), IV. Buch: ‚Die Lehre vom Willen’. 3. Abschnitt ‚Tat und Wirklichkeit’ Chs. 48-50.
7. October, 28th. Willing not to Die. Ludwig Klages, Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele (4), IV. Buch: ‚Die Lehre vom Willen’. 3. Abschnitt ‚Tat und Wirklichkeit’ Chs. 51-53
8. November, 4th. Death and Dualism. Hans Driesch, Wirklichkeitslehre. Ein metaphysischer Versuch, III ‚Übergang zum zweiten Teile der Wirklichkeitslehre: Vom Tode’.
9. November, 11th. Immortality. Hans Driesch, Wirklichkeitslehre. Ein metaphysischer Versuch, IV ‚Der Wirklichkeitslehre höhere Stufen: Die Lehre von den Wirklichkeitsformen’
10. November, 18th. Mortality. Hans Jonas, Metaphysische Untersuchungen und Vermutungen, 1. Teil ‚Theorie des Organismus und Sonderart des Menschen’
11. November, 25th. Death and God? Hans Jonas, Metaphysische Untersuchungen und Vermutungen, 3. Teil ‚Dem Fragenden unverwehrbar: Gedanken über Gott’.
12. December, 2nd. David Novak, The Sanctity of Human Life, Ch. 3 Physician-Assisted Suicide, Washington, Georgetown Un. Press, 2007.
Language:
The course will be taught in English except when all participants have a working knowledge of Dutch.
Procedure of the Seminar:
The participants of the seminar prepare themselves weekly by reading very carefully the texts that have been placed at their disposal beforehand, and by accomplishing several assignments. Those who read German will have to read the original text!
Final conclusion:
Weekly participation in and preparation for the courses is indispensable. The seminar has to be concluded by a written paper, containing 5-10 pages. Deadline January 31st, 2011.
The paper will have to be centered on some crucial or telling passage taken from one of the texts discussed. This passage will have to be considered and commented upon scrupulously. These are the criteria of evaluation:
1. originality and consistency of the argument
2. attested capability of integrating elements from the other texts into the argument
3. attested capability of actualizing the argument by referring to existing discussions and burning issues of today
Seminar: 4 ects. Paper: 1 ects.
Admission and requirements:
A satisfying knowledge of the history of philosophy, particularly of moral philosophy, is required and indispensable. This seminar is open to both master and bachelor students. Assignments can be reduced for BA-students.
Reading assignments:
Although texts may be available on the internet, students may wish to procure one or more books themselves. For antiquarian books, see http://www.eurobuch.com/, http://www.antiqbook.com/, http://www.zvab.de/ or http://www.amazon.com/. New: http://www.proxis.be/. These are the relevant titles :
o Schelling, Clara. Zusammenhang der Natur mit der Geisterwelt. In: Werke, Stuttgart 1976ff. Trans. Clara: Or, on Nature’s Connection to the Spirit World SUNY 2002.
o Ludwig Klages, Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele, Bonn, Bouvier Verlag, 2008 (1929-1932).(Sämtliche Werke Bd. I-II) Many copies available on http://www.eurobuch.com/). NB: Ludwig Klages, Der Geist als Widersacher der Seele, Studienausgabe. 2010. 1600 Seiten. Kartoniert. 978-3-416-03146-2 € 39.90, information: Boekhandel Atleest, Kort Rapenburg 12a, 2311 GC Leiden – Nederland, tel. 071 512.50.39. PS the link contains the pdf-file of the German text (8Mb).
o Hans Driesch, Wirklichkeitslehre. Ein metaphysischer Versuch, Leipzig : Emmanuel Reinicke, 1930 (1917) UB: 3596 A 15. For an English review see here or here. Easily available in antiquarian bookshops, e.g. here or here.
o Hans Jonas, Metaphysische Untersuchungen und Vermutungen, Frankfurt, Insel, 1992. If you don’t read German use this book: The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology, Northwestern University Press, 2001.

table ronde Derrida / boekpresentatie, Leiden, 18 juni 2010

Derrida’s erfenis / L’héritage de Derrida
Jaarlijkse ronde-tafelbijeenkomst Derrida / Table ronde annuelle autour de Derrida
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Vrijdag 18 juni 2010 / vendredi le 18 juin 2010
Voertalen: Nederlands en Frans.
 
Programma/programme:
13.30-13.40h welkom / bienvenue, Dr. Rico Sneller (UL)
 
13.40-14.30 lezing / conférence Dr. Ann Van Sevenant (Hogeschool Antwerpen), ‘Traag van geest’.
 
14.30-15h discussie / discussion
 
15-15.30h pauze / pause
 
15.30-15.45 introductie / introduction Dr. Sjef Houppermans (UL)
 
15.45-16.30 recensie / commentaire Dr. Winibert Segers (Lessius/KU Leuven)
 
16.30-17.30 borrel / boissons
 
Informatie/renseignements: Rico Sneller, Winibert Segers, Michel Lisse.