Donata Romizi (Austria)


Donata Romizi (Austria) - PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna; since 2014 she has developing, coordinating and directing a postgraduate program on Philosophical Practice at the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna.

Oscar Brenifier's Philosophical Practice: a critique (Lecture) 

Presentation Language: English

In contrast to immediate and unconditional refusal or embracement, a critique in the Kantian sense of the word is a differentiating and careful procedure of assessing scope and limits - in this case - of Brenifier's Philosophical Practice. In light of some texts of his describing the philosophical background of his practice and some videos showing the practice itself, I would like to initiate a fair reflection and discussion of Brenifier's approach, considering in particular the following aspects: the conception of philosophy it implies, the relationship (or gap) between Brenifier's theory and practice of Philosophical Practice, the blurred boundary between philosophical and psychological issues in his practice. In light of this appraisal, some questions and problems will be raised that do not only concern Brenifier's approach, but also Philosophical Practice in general.