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Postponed! Humboldt Conversation in Philosophy with Lucilla Guidi (Hildesheim) on June 30th (4pm to 6pm). The talk will be held on zoom. You can join the session via the following link.

How do we practise philosophy? How can philosophy speak from within practice itself, without objectifying it? What does it mean to understand philosophical
propositions, if the latter do not state matters of fact, which can be true or false? This paper addresses these questions through a comparison between Heidegger’s phenomenology and Wittgenstein’s late philosophy of language. The paper claims that both Heidegger’s formally indicative language and Wittgenstein’s languagegames embody philosophical practices which entail a performative dimension, since they address the reader and require the enactment of a number of practices on her/his part. From this perspective, the paper claims that philosophy embodies a transformative practice, which makes readers sensitive to the opacity and openness of their own life-practices, so as to awake a transformation of their attitude toward themselves, others, and the situation in which they find themselves.

Lucilla Guidi earned her Ph.D in Philosophy in cotutelle between Italy and Germany. She was Post Doc Researcher at the Technical University of Dresden and Visiting Scholar at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She is currently Post Doc Researcher within the DFG Research Training Group 2477 “Aesthetic Practice” based at the University of Hildesheim. She is the author of Il rovescio del Performativo. Studio sulla fenomenologia di Heidegger (Rome, 2016), and coeditor of Phenomenology as Performative Exercise (Leiden, 2020).


The talk will be held on Zoom, you can join the session via the following link.


zoom Link

Meeting ID: 634 7426 3316
Password: 403989


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