12 December 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

I Interpret You

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by Middlesex University

The Language and Communication Research Cluster is delighted to announce a presentation by our colleague and associate professor of philosophy and religion Dr Johan Siebers on the role of language in interpersonal encounters in the language philosophies of Donald Davidson and Martin Buber.

In this talk Dr Siebers will present research done in cooperation with Prof Eli Dresner, Tel Aviv University. They compared the accounts of the role of language in interpersonal encounters in the language philosophies of Donald Davidson and Martin Buber, two thinkers from very different schools thought. The striking parallels as well as the telling differences that emerged allow them to formulate a new perspective on the role played by codes and meaning in communication as well as on basic aspects of the ontology and ethics of communication.

Part of this research project was published as “I Intepret You. Davidson and Buber”, in Review of Metaphysics, vol. 73 (1), 2019, 109-126.

Johan Siebers is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Middlesex University. He is also an Associate Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, where he leads the Ernst Bloch Centre for German Thought. He has published widely on 19th and 20th century German philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of communication, rhetoric and futurity. He is founding editor of Empedocles: European Journal for Philosophy of Communication. Before coming to Middlesex he designed and led the first MA in Rhetoric in the UK, at the University of Central Lancashire.

The Language and Communication Research Seminars are free and open to all staff, students and guests. For any questions or if you would like to lead a session, contact Anna Charalambidou: a.charalambidou@mdx.ac.uk

This is a drop in session therefore you don’t need to book a place in advance.

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12 December 2019
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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