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Schema between aesthetics, philosophy and psychoanalysis

An open workshop 12-13 March in Stockholm.

”Schemas between aesthetics, philosophy and psychoanalysis”
Workshop 12-13 March in Stockholm, a cooperation between Södertörn University and Freie Universität Berlin.

In modern psychology, ”schema” is a concept used to describe mental processes of cognition. In philosophy, the notion brings us back to Kant’s ”schemata” which bridge between the concepts of pure intuition and the empirical world. In psychoanalysis, ”schemas” such as that of Freud’s notion of the dreamwork give shape to the infinite material of the unconscious. Whatever the definition, the notion has a direct bearing on modern aesthetics and its theorization.

This workshop has the intention of bringing various modes of formulating schemata relevant for aesthetic theory together, including contributions from the arts, philosophy and psychoanalysis. Rather than defining what schema is, the workshop has the intention of bringing perspectives on what it might be, illuminating presumptions of aesthetic theory that are not always made explicit.

13.00-17.00: Room PC 249, on the second floor in the C-wing, Primus-building, Södertörn University, Campus Flemingsberg

13.00-13.30: Aris Fioretos, Södertörn University, "Schemas in Atlas".

13.30-14.30: Wolfgang Hottner, Freie Universität ,"Rhyme schemes. On Freud's 'Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens' ".

14.30-14.45: Coffee

14.45-15.45: Jakob Staberg, Södertörn University, ”The psychic apparatus and the optics of dreams”.

15.45-16.45: Erik Wallrup, Södertörn University, “Patheme and schema: implications for a theory of affectivity”.

10.00-16.00: Room F 11, on the eleventh floor in the F-building, Södertörn University, Campus Flemingsberg

10.00-11.00: Frauke Berndt, University of Zürich ,"Figura (schema) in Baumgarten“.

11.00-12.00: Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Södertörn University, "Time and Subjectivity: Hegel and Heidegger on Schemtism in Kant".

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.00: Jan Lietz, Freie Universität, „Adjusting to the schema. The question of realism in Theodor W. Adorno’s Dialectical Anthropology“.

14.00-15.00: Samo Tomsic, Humboldt Universität, "The Topological Excess: Spatialisation of Thinking and Critique of Philosophy in the Later Lacan“.

15.00-16.00: Cecilia Sjöholm, Södertörn University, ”Images and Drives in Descartes.

Time and place

12 March 13:00 - 13 March 16:00


Thursday: Room PC 249, on the second floor in the C-wing, Primus-building. Friday: Room F 11, on the eleventh floor in the F-building, Södertörn University, Campus Flemingsberg, find us


Arranged by

Aesthetics at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin



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