Stanislaw Kaminski Memorial Lectures 2020

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin


Prof. Steve Fuller


May 11-15, 2020


10 AM and 1 PM CET





Stanislaw Kaminski Memorial Lectures 2020. Online



Dear friends of wisdom,

We invite you to participate in this year’s annual Stanislaw Kaminski Memorial Lectures organized by the Department of Methodology of Science at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.


This year’s 19th edition entitled “The History of Philosophy as Told from the Future” will be delivered by prof. Steve Fuller (University of Warwick), due the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, via Zoom and therefore shall be accessible from anywhere in the world.  The course consists of six lectures which will take place between 10 AM and 1 PM CET between May 11th-16th and an open, standalone, seminar “Does the ‘Unity of Humanity’ Make Sense as a Concept Anymore?” which will take place on May 11th at 3 PM CET.

Overview: This series of lectures is inspired by two future-oriented responses to Hegel: Ludwig Feuerbach's Principles of the Philosophy of the Future and Benedetto Croce's What Is Living and Dead in the Philosophy of Hegel? Hegel invited 'futuristic' responses because of his own future-oriented approach to history, including the history of philosophy. Prof. Fuller intends to retell the history of Western philosophy from the Greeks with an eye to its relevance to the emerging trans/post-human order. As might be expected from the 'cunning of reason', certain figures and issues that have stood out in conventional histories of philosophy will recede from view, and others will more clearly come into their own.





Prof. Steve Fuller currently the Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick. ‘Social epistemology’, is a field at the interface between philosophy and sociology which he founded and established, first with a journal (1987) and then with a book (1988). He has published more than twenty books, recently completing a trilogy relating to the idea of a ‘post-’ or ‘trans-‘ human future, all published with Palgrave Macmillan: Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future (2011), Preparing for Life in Humanity 2.0 (2012) and (with Veronika Lipinska) The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism (2014). Among his other notable publications are: The governance of science: ideology and the future of the open society (2000), Science vs. religion?: intelligent design and the problem of evolution (2007), Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History (2015), Post-Truth: Knowledge as a Power Game (2018).

His works have been translated into over twenty languages. He was awarded a D. Litt. by the University of Warwick in 2007 for sustained lifelong contributions to scholarship. He has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.



ATTENTION! Due to the circumstances we enable active participation to those who pre-register. Prior to the lectures you will receive the link to the Zoom webinar via e-mail along with additional information, particularly for students, who wish to receive credit (ECTS points) and/or a grade upon completing the course. The lectures will also be recorded and posted after the events on the John Paul II Catholic Universtity of Lublin Faculty of Philosophy website and Facebook Fanpage.


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Autor: Andrzej Zykubek
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 21.05.2020, godz. 00:42 - Andrzej Zykubek