Program

KEYNOTE TALKS


  • OSCAR HORTA

Oscar Horta is a professor of philosophy at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Previously he was a researcher at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and a visiting researcher at different international universities, including Rutgers, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Porto, Rome and Copenhagen. He has been a long term vegan and animal activist, and has published extensively on speciesism and animal ethics in several different languages. He's one of the founders of Animal Ethics.


  • ROBERTO MARCHESINI

Roberto Marchesini, a philosopher and zoologist, is a leading scholar in the fields of cognitive science and epistemology. He is the director of the Study Centre of Posthuman Philosophy in Bologna, Italy, and has authored numerous books in the areas of posthumanism and nonhuman otherness, including Fondamenti di zooantropologia (2005), Intelligenze plurime (2008), Il tramonto dell’uomo (2009), Modelli cognitivi e comportamento animale (2011), Epifania animale (2014), Etologia filosofica: Alla ricerca della soggettività animale (2016), Emancipazione dell’animalità (2017), Tecnosfera (2017) and Over the Human. Post- humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany (2017).


  • LEONARDO CAFFO

Leonardo Caffo, B.A and M.A (Milan), PhD (Turin), is Professor of Ontology and Design at Politecnico di Torino and Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Turin (Prima Spes Scholarship), where he is also former member of the LabOnt (Laboratory for Ontology). He has been Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and visiting scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). Was the founder and past-director of Animal Studies and he is also the founder and director of “Waiting Posthuman Studio”. Attaching is name to the theory of “antispecismo debole” (weak antispeciesism) and “contemporary posthumanism”. His most relevant books are: La possibilità di cambiare (2012), Il maiale non fa la rivoluzione (2013), Margini dell’umanità (2014), An Art for The Other (2015), Il bosco interiore (2015), Only for Them (2015), La vita di ogni giorno (2016), A come Animale(2016), Fragile Umanità (2017), Costruire futuri (2018).


  • FRANCESCA FERRANDO

Francesca Ferrando, Ph.D in Philosophy, M.A. in Gender Studies, is a philosopher of the posthuman; she teaches Philosophy at NYU, Program of Liberal Studies. Dr. Ferrando has published extensively on the topic of Post- and Transhumanism, she was awarded the Philosophical Prize "Vittorio Sainati" with the Acknowledgment of the President of Italy; her book “Philosophical Posthumanism and its Others”, first published in Italian by ETS publisher, is coming out in English by Bloomsbury Publisher. In the history of TED talks, Dr. Ferrando was the first speaker to lecture on the subject of the posthuman. US magazine “ORIGIN” named her one of the 100 Top Creatives making change in the world. She is one of the founders of the NY Posthuman Research Group.


  • ANTONINO FIRENZE

Antonino Firenze (Siracusa, 1976) is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the Department of Humanities of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. After completing his doctoral research at the École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the Sorbonne and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he has obtained an European doctorate in Humanities, he has carried out postdoctoral research at the Instituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. His main lines of research are related to phenomenology, philosophical anthropology and the history of political philosophy.


  • SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN

Siobhan O'Sullivan is an Australian political scientist and political theorist who is currently a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. Her research has focused, among other things, on animal welfare policy and the welfare state. She is the author of Animals, Equality and Democracy (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and a coauthor of Getting Welfare to Work (2015, Oxford University Press). She co-edited Contracting-out Welfare Services (2015, Wiley) and The Political Turn in Animal Ethics (2016, Rowman & Littlefield International). She produces a regular podcast entitled Knowing Animals.


PROGRAM // PROGRAMA


26 September /Septiembre

9:15 -OPENING

10:15 -12:45 - Mesa 1 – Animal Ethics / Ética Animal

  • Carla Alicia Suárez Félix (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro) El pensamiento dicotómico como perpetuador de la dominación en los movimientos antiespecistas- feministas
  • Esther Molina (Universitat de Girona) . El continuo vital: Interdependencia y ética animal en Ferrater Mora
  • Irene Portela (Instituto Politecnico do Cávado e do Ave). Quando a animalidade e antropologia se encontram: em nome do dereito dos animais
  • Silvia Patricia Arias Abad (Universidad de Guadalajara) La experimentación y el sufrimiento animal
  • Michelle Westerlaken (Malmö University) Imagining non-speciesism
  • Cristian Moyano Fernández (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona). ¿Es justo que los animales tengan derechos políticos de fraternidad o de solidariedad?


12:45 – 13:00 - Break /Descanso


13:00 - 14:00 - KEYNOTE TALK:


  • SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN - Animal Activist and Their Social Service


16:00 – 18:30 - Mesa 2. Ecology, Animal Cognition and Ethology / Ecología, Cognición Animal y Etología.


  • Patricia Ribault (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin). Animal Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence
  • Abraham Perez Daza (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Cuerpo, ceguera y perros guía. Un análisis fenomenológico de la percepción y afectividad
  • Michele Grego (Università degli Studi di Torino) I fattori ecologici e l’adattamento del comportamento animale, una visione olistica delle connessioni nascoste del mondo naturale
  • Egle Ambrasaite (Aikas Žado Laboratory – [ Lankesa Acceleration ] and Central European University) Strange Strangeness: how not to Gaze at Non- humans. Considering Žeimiai Ecological Thought and Performance with Pets
  • Carlos Pérez Pequeño (UNED) Adam Smith en la Jungla: La riqueza de los ecosistemas
  • Valeria Meiller (Georgetown University) Argentine Slaughterhouses: Theorizing Animal-Human Relationships in the Global South


18:30 - 19:30 - KEYNOTE TALK:


  • OSCAR HORTA - Aiding animals in the wild: taking antispeciesism and animal interests seriously


27 September /Septiembre


9:00 - 11:00 - Mesa 3 . Animal Ethics / Ética Animal (2)


  • Luis Modesto Garcia Soto (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Castelao e a consideración moral dos animais.
  • Fernandez Aguilera Laura y Nuria Almiron (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) ¿Violencia contra la violencia? Ética y estrategia en el uso del moral shock en el activismo antiespecista
  • Carlota Fernández-Jáuregui Rojas (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). La voz y el oído: Una lectura de lo animal en Kafka
  • Paola Sobbrio (Independent researcher) Topi e maiali biotech. Il ruolo degli animali non umani nella ricerca biotecnologica e nel diritto e l’abbattimento delle barriere tra le specie
  • Rocío Palomeque Recio (University of Hull) y Nahid Steingress-Carballar (Universidad de Alicante) Réquiem por un perro. Un estudio de caso de miembros de otras especies como “vidas que merecen ser lloradas”.


11:00- 11:30 - Break /Descanso


KEYNOTE TALKS:

11:30 – 12:30 - ANTONINO FIRENZE - Vida sin palabra: el cuerpo y la limitrofía

ontológica humano-animal en Derrida.

12:30 – 13:30 - ROBERTO MARCHESINI - Subjectivity and the declinative nature of

being animal.


16:00 – 18:30 - Mesa 4. Animal Ontology / Ontología y animalidad

  • Adam Searle (University of Cambridge) Hauntology and revenants in de/extintion: liminality, authenticity, and spectres of the animal
  • Israel García Plata (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) La otredad animal: un diálogo sobre la Mirada y la verguenza en Derrida, Sartre y Lévinas
  • Xiana Vazquez Bouzo (Universidad de Hull) Cuando el animal nos mira: propuestas sobre el lenguaje entre especies
  • Angelica Caiza Villegas M. (University of Groningen) Becoming-bat
  • Juan Jesus Gutierro Carrasco (Universidad Pontificia Comillas) Desde lo orgánico al hombre. El lugar del animal en la filosofía de Plessner y Jonas
  • André Moshe Verissimo (IJI - Instituto Jurídico Interdisciplinar FDUP) Percepção Humanista e sentimento animal: entre Alain Finkielkraut e Hans Jonas


28 September/ Septiembre


9:30 – 11:30 - Mesa 5. Posthumanism / Posthumanismo

  • Maria Sofia Pimentel Biscaia (University of Aveiro) Posthuman eco-warriors: Patricia Piccinini’s multispecies speculations.
  • Jon Rueda Etxebarria (Universidad de Granada) Repensando la animalidad humana a luz del transhumanismo y del posthumanismo
  • Manuela Macelloni (Centro Studi Filosofia Postumanista) Ripensare l’animalità
  • Giovanni Massaro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Il postumanesimo filosofico come fondamento di una solidarietà inter-specie
  • Yuri Conti (Università degli Studi di Verona) Building the alterity


11:30 – 11:45 - Break /Descanso


11:45 – 12:45 - KEYNOTE TALK:

  • LEONARDO CAFFO - On contemporary Posthuman : Philosophy of a New Species.


16:00 – 18:30 - Mesa 6 . Literature, Ecocriticism and Animal Aesthethics / Literatura, Ecocrítica y Estética Animal


  • Manuela Palacios (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) The Whale: From Allegory to Ecology
  • Maria Xesús Nogueira Pereira(Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) A animalidade na poesía de Xela Arias
  • María Alonso Espasandín (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Hibridación y metamorfosis humano-animal en los cuentos de Horacio Quiroga
  • Luis E. Froiz (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Animalismo e Animación para abrir o telón de aceiro


18:30 – 19:30 – KEYNOTE TALK:

  • FRANCESCA FERRANDOPosthuman Ethics (Video Conference)

19:30 - Closure / Cierre de Congreso


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