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
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.
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)
Attendance to the conference and the workshop is free of charge