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November 26th, 2013

Metaphor and Crisis in Freud and Derrida

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

November 26th, 2013

Metaphor and Crisis in Freud and Derrida

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Nina Morgan/ Simon Glendinning

Tuesday 26 November 2013, 6.30–8pm
Wolfson Theatre

Nina Morgan, Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, Kennesaw State University

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

In times of crisis, our understanding often makes recourse to metaphorical expressions of our condition. How (if at all) does this metaphoricity work for us? Whether in dreams, poetry, or philosophy, metaphor and symbols play a powerful role in shaping our experience. A comparison of Jacques Derrida (Athens, Still Remains) and Sigmund Freud (A Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis), as travellers facing the ruins of Athens, offered insight into the transforming work of metaphors.

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