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Irreligion and the Critique of Religion: The CRMEP Graduate Conference 2019

Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: PRMB0012 Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
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Irreligion and the Critique of Religion: The CRMEP Graduate Conference 2019

Call for Papers

Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers from doctoral students and early career researchers that problematize the philosophical critique of ‘religion', or that take up philosophical irreligion more broadly, and that do so from a standpoint that may be sensitive, polemical, or ambivalent. Possible topics include:

  • Ibn al-Rāwandī's and Al-Rāzī's critiques of prophecy, animated by their conviction in the supremacy of thought over the imagination
  • Ludwig Feuerbach's critique of religion as idealism, animated by his contestation of this very supremacy, and by his attempt to rehabilitate sensuality and the imagination
  • The atheism of Max Stirner, Bruno Bauer or Karl Marx and the pantheism of Heinrich Heine
  • Walter Benjamin's frequent returns to the topos of ‘paganism', inspired by Hermann Cohen, in his discussions of the daimonic and in his draft on capitalism as religion
  • Zhang Taiyan's critical writings, at the beginning of the 20th century, on ‘religion', zongjiao - a recent coinage that had only been in use for around two decades at the time
  • The continuities, inflections, and ruptures in the history of the term ‘religion', from Cudworth to the Encylopédistes, to Kant and Hegel
  • Freud's writings on and against religion, spanning three decades, from Totem and Taboo to The Future of an Illusion, culminating in Moses the Man and Monotheistic Religion, which constitute a unified project and, to some extent, his life's work
  • Derrida's Two Sources of "Religion" and his notion of ‘mondolatinité' as generalized Christianity

Abstracts of under 300 words should be sent via email by 24 March 2019.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Peter Osborne
Email: P.Osborne@kingston.ac.uk

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