International Conference

Philosophy across Borders

Faculty of Philosophy

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

08 June 2022

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(All Times are Madrid, Spain)

0915–0920: Introductory Remarks

Emma Ingala, Cillian Ó Fathaigh, and Gavin Rae (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)


0920–1050: Critique

Philosophy as Möbius Strip

Lisa Foran (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Philosophy without Borders or a “Totality of Critique”

Tamara Caraus (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

The Spatiality of Legal Orders: Re-reading Arendt as a Critical Phenomenologist

Liesbeth Schoonheim (Humboldt University, Germany)


11001200: Species-Boundaries

The Boundaries of the Human and the Issue of Community and Difference in Moral and Political Thought

Rosine Kelz (University of Bremen, Germany)

Why Did We Think Only Humans had Politics?

Kennan Ferguson (University of WisconsinMilwaukee, USA)


12051335: Between East and West

The Dialogue between Theology and Philosophy: al-Ghazālī on the Limits of Reason in The Incoherence of the Philosophers

Catarina Belo (American University in Cairo, Egypt)

Thinking “Orientally”: Nietzsche and Indian Philosophy

Emma Syea (King’s College London, England)

Post-humanist War Machines: Deleuze and Négritude

Sara Raimondi and Hannah Richter (New College of the Humanities / University of Hertfordshire, England)


1335–1405: Lunch Break


14051505: Processes, Metaphors, and the Between

The Symbolic Language of Process Ontology

Eve Judah (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)

Philosophy in the Threshold

Emma Ingala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)


15101610: Sexuality

French Feminism, Whiteness, and the American West: Considering 19th-Century Borders

Carolyn Eichhner (University of WisconsinMilwaukee, USA)

The Queer Philosophy of Judith Butler

Adriana Zaharijević (University of Belgrade, Serbia)


16151715: Transformation

Fear, the Intolerable, and Abjection: Shock-experiences and Self-transformation

Gavin Rae (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Limiting Dialectics: On Border, Limits, and Boundaries in the Present

Guilel Treiber (KU Leuven, Belgium)


17201820: Metaphysics

Absence as Threshold: Visibility in Politics and Aesthetics

Ricardo Mendoza-Canales (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

The Metaphysics beneath a Limit: Criticism from Contemporary Liminal Thinking

Gonzalo Núñez Erices (Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile)


18201830: Closing Remarks


Organizers: Emma Ingala, Cillian Ó Fathaigh, and Gavin Rae

Funding: This conference forms part of the activities for the following projects: (1) “Trans-Border Teaching / Docencia transfronteriza” (n. 144), funded by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; (2)“Agency and Society: An Inquiry through Poststructuralism” (PR108/20-26), funded by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid–Banco Santander; (3) “Differential Ontology and the Politics of Reason,” funded by the Government of the Region of Madrid, as part of line 3 of the multi-year agreement with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid: V PRICIT Excellence Program for University Professors (Fifth Regional Plan for Scientific Investigation and Technological Innovation); and (4) “The Politics of Reason” (PID2020-117386GA-I00), financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain.