The International Philosophy Colloquia Evian provide a locus for
enjoying intense philosophical discussion and philosophical company.
They are meant to be different in comparison to the usual way
of conducting academic conferences. These are often marked by
the presentation of lenghthy papers, followed by a short period
of questions addressed to the speaker by the audience. The Colloquia,
by contrast, follow the goal of devoting as much time to discussions
as possible. Furthermore, they aim at presenting more than just
a series of isolated contributions without inner coherence. Rather,
the goal is to create an ongoing, expanding common debate that
spans the whole week. To this end the number of participants is
restricted to 25-30.
In order to guarantee a relaxing atmosphere, the colloquium has
taken place on the banks of Lake Geneva since 1997. This place
provides ample possibilities to combine philosophical work with
a variety of pastimes. The Centre Jean Foa with its beautiful
premises right on the shores of the lake is perfectly suited for
various leisure activities. You may also consider having a quick,
refreshing bath in the lake. Trips to the beautiful alpine countryside
around Evian round off the possibilities, and the programme of
the Colloquium is designed to provide enough time for seizing
at least some of them.
The Colloquia are internationally orientated. In the last years
they were attended by philosophers from all continents. Thematically,
they put a stress on (contemporary) French philosophy in particular
and continental philosophy in general, which are discussed in
the contexts of German as well as English-language philosophy.
Given this orientation, the International Philosophy Colloquia
Evian are meant to be a place where the divide between continental
and analytic philosophy has been overcome.
Georg W. Bertram (Berlin), Robin Celikates (Amsterdam), David
Lauer (Berlin). In cooperation with: Alessandro Bertinetto (Udine), Karin de Boer (Leuven), Karen Feldman (Berkeley), Jo-Jo Koo (Dickinson), Christophe Laudou (Madrid), Claire
Pagès (Paris), Diane Perpich (Clemson), Hans Bernhard Schmid (Wien),