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9 May 2014 - 10 May 2014

Karel Novotný: Europe and Post-Europe in the Philosophical Reflection of Jan Patočka

One cannot escape today the refrain that Europe is in crisis: economic, social, political, and environmental. Yet there is no consensus on what defines this crisis. Even the meaning of the subject, “Europe”, is a matter of contention. The conference entitled Europe, the Very Idea: Exploring Europe as a Philosophical Idea aims to investigate the idea of Europe as a philosophical concept and project. Karel Novotný of the Central-European Institute of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague, will conclude the conference on 10 May at 4.45 pm with his presentation "Europe and Post-Europe in the Philosophical Reflection of Jan Patočka”.

The conference will have presentations, followed by questions.
Questions can be addressed to darian.meacham@uwe.ac.uk.


  • Stathis Kouvelakis (Kings College London)
  • Ludger Hagedorn (Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna)
  • Karel Novotný (Central-European Institute of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague)
  • Nicolas de Warren (University of Leuven)
  • Francesco Tava (University of Milan)

Karel Novotný will speak on the 10th of May from 16:45-17:30

Cost and registration:
£15 conference only, £51 conference and dinner
non working and student: FREE to conference, £36 free conference + dinner

More information HERE
Organised by University of the West of England, Bristol, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Social Science in the City and The Czech Centre

Karel Novotný (1964) teaches courses in the German and French modules of the Erasmus Master Mundus programme „Europhilosophie“ at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague. He is also a lecturer in the bachelor in philosophy programme and in the PhD programme „Philosophie allemande et française“. His current research projects, in which he is involved as an academic and administrative coordinator, include: Programme for the Development Research at Charles University „Phenomenology and Semiotics“; „Philosophical Investigations of Body Experiences“; „Relevance of the Subjectivity for the Questions of the Humanities“.

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From: 9 May 2014
To: 10 May 2014


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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