LEVINAS IN KAUNAS

JULY 4 - 8, 2022

A unique international event dedicated to the work and the life of the outstanding intellectual of Lithuanian origin, the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995)

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Levinas in Kaunas will address the development of the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, from Lithuania to France, from “pre-philosophical experiences” of his

youth to his mature revolutionary philosophy.

Born in Kaunas in 1906, Levinas, the Litvak, went to France, in 1923, as a young Lithuanian student. He became one of the greatest European philosophers

of the 20th Century. Levinas’ thought radiates far beyond the circles of

specialists and has a tremendous influence in many fields including medical

ethics, psychology, education, religious studies, art, politics, communication

and economy.

 

Dissidents fighting for human rights and the democracy in Eastern Europe and Latin America, intellectuals and statesmen, such as Vaclav Havel in Czechoslovakia or Jorge

Semprun in Spain, have testified to their affinity with Levinas' thought and the inspiration they have drawn from it.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

THE “YOUNG LEVINAS”: FROM SOLITUDE TO ALTERITY

JULY 4 - 7, 2022

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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH CARE PRACTICES

JULY 7 - 8, 2022

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Levinas in Kaunas is a hybrid event that will take place both in person and online. 

Organizing committee: Flora Bastiani (University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès), Joëlle Hansel (Collège international de Philosophie, Paris/Jerusalem), Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University), Gvidas Urbonas (LSMU, Kaunas), Eimantas Peičius (LSMU, Kaunas)

Contact: levinocentras@lsmu.lt

Attendance to the conference and the workshop is free of charge

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