The Collegium Phaenomenologicum will convene for its thirty-ninth annual session in the Umbrian town of Città di Castello from July 7–26, 2014. The Collegium is intended for faculty members and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students in philosophy and related disciplines. The core of the program consists in a series of lecture courses, individual lectures, and intensive text-based seminars. A Participants Conference will be held July 5-6.  The theme for this year’s Collegium is “Law and Violence: Hegel, Arendt, Derrida”


Courses, Lectures, and Instructors

Violence in the Beginning: Hegel’s Logic of Action

Lecture course by Angelica Nuzzo; Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, CUNY 

Additional lectures by Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University), Jay M. Bernstein (The New School for Social Research) and Theodore George (Texas A & M).

Time, Evil and Forgiveness: Arendt, Kant, Derrida

Lecture course by Andrew Benjamin; Monash University and Kingston University. 

Additional lectures by Peg Birmingham (De Paul University), Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto) and Donatella di Cesare (Sapienza Universitá di Roma).

Derrida on Force, Violence and Power

Lecture course by Rodolphe Gasché; University at Buffalo, State University of New York. 

Additional lectures by Zeynep Direk (Galatasaray University), Michael Naas (DePaul University) and Pablo Oyarzún (Universidad de Chile).


Housing and Costs

Participants will be comfortably housed at Hotel Le Mura (***) in the historic center of Città di Castello. The cost for room and board (full pension) will be approximately €40 (double occupancy) and €52 (single room) per day. The program fee for the three-week session will be €275. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.