SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
29th August – 2nd September 2015
Partition – more than difference – emphasizes that sexes never appear detached one from each another, one against the other, because ‘sex’, for the most of the living, is the place of disclosure and relationship, it is the trace of being-with that is first enrolled into body earlier than any other inscription. Sex, more radically then discourse and plurality of its voices (here we mean to echo The partition of voices, a famous text by Jean-Luc Nancy), suggests itself as the logic of partage (French for division and/or sharing) that rules hermeneutics according to Nancy. The analogy is not surprising: in the Symposium Plato calls Eros hermeneut, for his standing firmly between two, in the infinite combinations of two, that also include the divines too. To Jean-Luc Nancy, the being-with philosopher, it is asked, more than a theoretical shift, a recrossing of the with starting from the between/entre. This recrossing has to express both sex considered starting from the place, and the place approached starting from sex.
The need for such recrossing and for the darkness that accompanies it – darkness made of strangeness, of shame, of obscenity that no ‘sexual liberation’ suppresses – this need seems to be, probably not fully explored, at the heart of current issues about gender and sexual difference, and starting from their urgency is demanding to be deeply reasoned.
Saturday, August 29th
15.00: meeting point in Palermo and Coach transfer to Acqua Pia Thermal Park
17.30-19.00: introduction conference by JLN: Sex and Philosophy
20.30: Welcome Dinner and Party
Sunday, August 30th
10-13: Lesson by JLN: Sex and Life
Monday, August 31st
10-13: Lesson by JLN: Differing Sex
20.30: Dinner and Wine-Tasting by Azienda Vinicola La Chiusa
Tuesday, September 1st
10-13: Lesson by JLN: Relationship
Wednesday, September 2nd
14.00: transfer to Palermo Airport
Full Programme: 600 euros
Summer School courses and workshops
4-Nights Accommodation in Double Room (Extra for single room required)
5-Days Full Access to Acqua Pia Thermal Park (Wellness Centre special services not included)
5-Days Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Extra drinks not included)
Wine-Tasting by Azienda Vinicola La Chiusa
Deluxe Coach Transfer from and to Palermo
Summer School plus Lodging only: 400 euros
Please not that JLN will give his classes in French and that the number of Participants is limited.
IBAN: IT 96 I 03359 67684 510700151646 – BIC/SWIFT: BCITITMX – Banca Prossima s.p.a – Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 20121 Milano
For payments issued from outside the EU-Area please contact us.
Applications should be submitted by March, 30th, 2015.
Program may be subject to changes/modifications.