The Philosophy Department at the School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens in collaboration with the French Institute of Greece co-organise the Conference Jacques Derrida’s Political and Ethical Thought, from Thursday 24th of January 2013 till Saturday 26 January 2013 at the Ampitheatre “Argiriadi” (New Amphitheatre) at the Central Venue of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) and at the French Institute  of Athens.

The Conference hosts 40 delegates from different scientific disciplines ( philosophy, political theory, psychoanalysis, architecture, literature, etc) and covers a wide span of Jacques Derrida‘s ethical and political concepts, like: democracy, law, philoxenia,gift (offering), forgiveness, justice, decision, responsibility, morality and animals, etc.

On Friday 25/1 at the French Institute of Athens, 19:00-22:00, two roundtables will take place entitled : “The Crisis Considered in the Context of Jacques Derrida’s Thought”with the participation of four distinguished french philosophers Michel Deguy, poet, Professor of Philosophy Paris 8 University, Marc Crepon, director of The Faculty of Philosophy at École Normale Supérieure, Charles Ramond, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nice. Two Greek Philosophers will provide commentary after these four lectures. Professors Michel Deguy, Marc Crepon and Charles Ramond will also give lectures on Saturday morning at the Central Venue of The University of Athens. Translation will be provided during the conference.

The Conference will present the Greek National Television’s documentary ” The Paths of Jacques Derrida’s Thought”

In conjunction with the conference the art event “The Metaphor of The Blind” will take place, by Artist Georgia Sagri, curated by Sozita Goudouna ( Artistic Director of Out Of The Box Intermedia )

Entrance is free, for more information about the conference please visit :

For More Info Please Contact the Conference Organiser:

Gerasimos Kakoliris

Philosophy Lecturer



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