Philosophies of Anxiety - Brexit. Trump. Terrorism. The rise of the far-right.

Philosophies of Anxiety - Brexit. Trump. Terrorism. The rise of the far-right.

Anxiety is both everywhere and nowhere at once. A condition to be understood both in psychiatric and psychoanalytical terms, anxiety is also a political, aesthetic, cultural, and metaphysical affair. To what extent is anxiety a philosophical problem, though? And what role do art and literature play in articulating the anxieties in society? In bringing together a collection of distinguished thinkers and exploring the subject in its broadest sense, from phenomenology to psychoanalysis to literature, this seminar will explore a range of anxieties, each of which is central to contemporary culture and thought.

With:
Joseph Cohen (University College Dublin)
Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
Hadrien Laroche (Writer)
Dorothée Legrand (École Normale Supérieure)
Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)
Matthew Ratcliffe (University of Vienna)

Special guests:
Jean Greisch (l'Institut catholique de Paris)
Hugo Hamilton (Writer)

Seminar supported by Marie Curie Actions, Centre Culturel Irlandais and University College Dublin