THE AGENTS OF THE REAL – International Symposium on Potentiality and Imagination

The symposium deals with the status shift of reality which emerges in the context of various incarnations of realism and materialism, questioning the centrality of humans and aiming to build-up new images and potentialities of thought. In the light of these polemics, philosophy faces the need to revise the role of potentializing imagination and discover the agents that not only represent but also intervene and transform the modalities of the real.

Speakers: Graham Harman, Kristupas Sabolius, Maurizio Ferraris, Rita Šerpytytė, Pietro Montani, Tiziana Andina, Gianluca Cuozzo, Anna Longo, Daina Habdankaitė, Martin Savransky, Chiara Vecchiarelli, Dario Cecchi, Ruslanas Baranovas, Ignas Šatkauskas.

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This symposium is a part of the European research project The Future of Humanity: New Scenarios of Imagination (Vilnius University). This project has received funding from European Social Fund (project No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0078) under grant agreement with the Research Council of Lithuania (LMTLT). 

Organizer: Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University

NGA Auditorium
2019 06 19

09:00 - 17:00

The Agents of the Real

What do we call real today? What can become real? How can we constitute access towards the matter liberated from anthropocentric correlation?