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The Thinking of the Image

Interdisciplinary approaches to imagery and imagination

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Published on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Abstract

What shall we call an “image”? Is it that from which knowledge proceeds or that which anticipates knowledge? Is image something only able to be recognised as object of thinking or it shows per se, in its polysemy and equivocal constitution, a deep, still unexplored generative form of thinking? From the point of view of the understanding of the digital age, where we entered in, to a strong consideration of the new frontiers of science, knowledge, and philosophy and from here up to societal and cultural dimensions, the thinking of the image still remain an enigma.The aim of the international conference is, perhaps for the first time, to study and to explore in a genuine interdisciplinary approach the multiversal horizon of human imagery and, in particular its constructive, generative capacity of building a world-meaning.

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What shall we call an “image”? Is it that from which knowledge proceeds or that which anticipates knowledge? Is image something only able to be recognised as object of thinking or it shows per se, in its polysemy and equivocal constitution, a deep, still unexplored generative form of thinking?

From the point of view of the understanding of the digital age, where we entered in, to a strong consideration of the new frontiers of science, knowledge, and philosophy and from here up to societal and cultural dimensions, the thinking of the image still remain an enigma.

Since the ancient world, the philosophical antiquity from Plato to Aristotle has left this question as a legacy. This question has continued to pursue the history of thought: Islamic World and Christianity, Middle and Modern Age. It can be found massively in contemporary philosophy, culture studies, history of art and ideas. The aim of the international conference is, perhaps for the first time, to study and to explore in a genuine interdisciplinary approach the multiversal horizon of human imagery and, in particular its constructive, generative capacity of building a world-meaning.

The international conference is organised on the behalf of the IEA of the University Aix-Marseille (IMéRA) in collaboration with the LESA, Laboratoire d’Études en Sciences des Arts (EA 3274) and the Research Group on the Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Image and Imaginary: Fausto Fraisopi, Professor at Freiburg University and Senior Research Fellow at IMéRA, Agnès Callu, Research HDR at the CNRS (LAP - Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Politique, EHESS/CNRS, UMR 8177), Pierre-Antoine Fabre, Research Director at the CéSor (Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux EHESS) and Alexander Schnell, Professor for Philosophy at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and Director of the Institute for Transcendental Philosophy and Phenomenology.

Conference program

IEA - Institute for Advanced Study Marseille | 2, Place Leverrier - 13004 Marseille France

Monday 18, 2 PM

Introduction: Fausto Fraisopi (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - IMéRA)

  • 14:15 Opening Lecture Sybille KRÄMER (FU Berlin): Dimensions of pictoriality. The performativity of pictures between operative iconicity and works of art

First Session: Images and Emotions

Chair: Alexander Schnell

  • Agnès CALLU (LAP, EHESS/CNRS): Politique & poétique émotionnelle des images
  • Pierre-Antoine CHARDEL (LAP, EHESS/CNRS): Les images du contemporain, une création datalogique
  • Florence FABRE-TOURNON (Université d’Artois): Images et sensorialités dans la littérature romantique allemande
  • Hana GRÜNDLER (Düsseldorf - Florenz): "The Crucible of Imagination". Art, Aesthetics and Ethics in Russell and Wittgenstein

Conference dinner: Restaurant “Les Arcenaulx”, 25 Cr Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves, 13001 Marseille

Tuesday 19, 9-13 AM

Second Session: Images and “Hors Champs”

Chair: Pierre-Antoine Fabre

  • Nadia ALI (Aix-Marseille): The Artless Muslim: Ancient & Modern Denials and Affirmations of the Visual
  • Emma AUBIN-BOLTANSKI (EHESS): Le corps image(s) d'une mystique maronite contemporaine à Beyrouth
  • Jean-Michel DURRAFOUR (AMU): Aux origines modernes de la conception écologique de l’image : la Première Guerre mondiale. Photographie, peinture, poésie.
  • Yili FAN (Charlotte): Filming and Image

LUNCH 13-15 at the IMéRA

Tuesday 19 15-19 PM

Third Session: Floating. The image and its phenomenal vibrations

Chair : Fausto Fraisopi (University Freiburg)

  • Alexander SCHNELL (Wuppertal): Image et réalité dans Black Mirror
  • Emmanuel ALLOA (Fribourg): Produire une apparence. Sur la performativité des images
  • Pierre-Adrien MARCISET (Lausanne -Nice): L'image : terminus a quo ou terminus ad quem ?
  • Jean-Baptiste FOURNIER (Paris): Un espace sans image? Phénoménologie de l'espace

Wednesday 20. 9-13 AM

Fourth Session: In-Between. The image and its polysemy at the frontiers between disciplines

Chair : Agnès Callu (LAP, EHESS/CNRS)

  • Medhi AMMI (Université Paris 8): Images mathématiques. Vers une data visualisation des sentiments
  • Frédéric JAECK (AMU): Images et diagrammes en mathématiques
  • Maria-Giulia DONDERO (FNRS Liège): Approches sémiotiques de l’image méta. De la peinture aux Big Visual Data.
  • Fausto FRAISOPI (Freiburg - Marseille): “[…] for a knowledge in général” [Kant]. On oblivion and coming back of the imaginary in the épistème

Wednesday 20. 2 PM

Table ronde (Organisation du Réseau de Recherche)

Places

  • IEA - Institute for Advanced Study Marseille, 2, Place Leverrier
    Marseille, France (13004)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


Date(s)

  • Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Keywords

  • image, imagination, imaginaire, mathématique, computer science, émotion, littérature, philosophie, religion, cinéma

Contact(s)

  • Fausto Fraisopi
    courriel : faustofraisopi [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Agnès Callu
    courriel : agnes [dot] callu [at] ehess [dot] fr

License

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To cite this announcement

« The Thinking of the Image », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1bpr

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