Bernhard Waldenfels visiting Nordhost
NORDHOST is very honoured to welcome Professor em. Dr. Bernhard Waldenfels to Oslo as a visiting scholar this spring. His program will among other things include an open guest lecture on the 27th of March, 10:15-11:00 AM in the Faculty Library, Domus Theologica. His topic will be Responsive Phenomenology: Thinking and Acting from Elsewhere.
Professor em. Dr. Bernhard Waldenfels Photo: copyright © Uwe Dettmar/Suhrkamp Verlag
Prof em Dr. Waldenfels is a highly distinguished German philosopher, who in his scientific work has been concerned with responsive, bodily anchored phenomenology, building on the works of philosophers such as Edmund Husserl and Alfred Schütz, as well as more recent French philosophy, especially Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
He has particularly addressed the concept of the stranger. He problematises ordering, as he sees alienness in relations to an order. From this perspective the stranger emerges as extraordinary, on who cannot be perceived or experienced within orders, one who has no place in the order.
Since 1976, Waldenfels has been a professor of philosophy at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, emerited in 1999. He was one of the founders of the German Society for Phenomenological Research (der Deutschen Gesellschaft für phänomenologische Forschung).
Of his most important works translated to English, we find Phenomenology of the Alien (2011); The Question of the Other (2007) and Order in the Twilight (1996). He has also contributed to the book Refugees (2016), a collaboration with the photographer Roland Fischer and the sociologist Stephan Lessenich.
Prof em Dr. Waldenfels will stay at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo during his visit, and has generously agreed to participate at events both at the Faculty, at the Goethe Institut Norwegen, as well as with NORDHOST researchers.
21 March, 6 PM
Public lecture at the Goethe Institut Norwegen
Contested Hospitality: Reflections on migration, refugees, and ethics
25 March 11:15 AM - 3 PM
Lecture by Waldenfels: Refugees as Strangers in One’s Own House
Followed by short papers by invited Nordhost scholars and a general discussion
26 March 10:15 AM - 2 PM
Seminar for the PhD students at the faculty of theology
Indirect and Paradigmatic Description
27 March 10:15 AM - 15 PM
Guest lecture and invited seminar at the Faculty of Theology
Responsive Phenomenology: Thinking and Acting from Elsewhere
Seminar with short papers from
Professors Bente Larsen (Jean-Luc Nancy)
Werner Jeanrond (Marion)
Svein Aage Christoffersen (Heidegger and Løgstrup)
Trygve Wyller (Ahmed/Waldenfels)
Professor em Dr. Waldenfels's visit has been fascilitated by mobility grants from ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World)