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On Distinctions

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 3:40 pm – 5:20 pm

This colloquium talk is planned as an in-person event. Registration is only required for non-CEU members. 


In our philosophical education we are socialised into distinctions such as those between language and reality, description and object, truth and error, fact and fiction, between what we talk and what we talk about. They remain unquestioned presuppositions and serve as sources for perennial philosophical problems.

I try to present philosophy as a method of argumentation and thus problematize these distinctions: Are they given or are they created? What is their role in discourse? Are they a necessity or are they optional? How to turn suppositions into presuppositions? Does the argumentative toolkit of philosophy allow to immunize any opinions we may hold and criticize any counter-opinions?


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