Friday 16 October 2015
Philosophy, Judaism, Anti-Semitism
A study day based on the book Heidegger e gli ebrei by Donatella Di Cesare (Bollati Boringhieri, 2014)
Università degli Studi di Milano, Sala Malliani | Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano
What is the relationship between philosophy and the Jewish tradition? Is there an anti-Semitic direction in modern western thought? This is the theme of the study day that will take place Friday 16 October 2015 at the University of Milan (Via Festa del Perdono, 7)
The day will take as its starting point the ‘Black Notebooks’ of Martin Heidegger, unpublished work in which the philosopher explicitly affirms his adherence to Nazi ideology. We will discuss this with Donatella Di Cesare, Professor of Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome. Donatella Di Cesare is the author of the book Heidegger e gli ebrei. I Quaderni neri (Bollati Boringhieri, 2014), which became a reference point for resolving the debate about Heidegger’s Nazism and for attentively analysing anti-Semitic trends in western philosophy.
In the morning three lecturers of the University of Milan will speak: Anna Linda Callow, Alberto Martinengo, and Patrizia Pozzi. In the afternoon, it will be the turn of students to enliven the discussion, led by Davide Assael, Cosimo Nicolini and Alessandro Vigorelli Porro.
She is Professor of Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome, and has taught in numerous universities in Germany and the United States. She was Vice President of the ‘Martin Heidegger-Gesellschaft’.
Anna Linda Callow teaches Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Milan. She has published texts and numerous translations for various publishing houses, including Einaudi and Giuntina.
Alberto Martinengo is Research Fellow at the University of Turin and Scientific Director of CEST.