Zweck. Freiheit

Proposal for a session at the GSA (Louisville, KY, Sept. 22-25, 2011)

This panel seeks to explore the relation between Zweck and Freiheit.
Topics may include, but are not limited to questions like:

- How can the term Zweckfreiheit be understood and does it relate to a philosophical terminology (Zweckmäßigkeit, Freiheit, Spiel or Durée etc.)?
- To what degree might "disinterestedness" have a history that needs to be critically investigated?
- What kind of strategies are used in philosophy, literature or art to attain "disinterest" and what are the operations to define it?

The panel also aims to discuss whether there is a Zweck of Zweckfreiheit either because it serves an ideological formation or is deeply rooted in theories of (aesthetic) education, self-organization or emergence.

Please send short abstracts of no more than 250 words and a brief CV to [log in to unmask] no later than January 25, 2011.

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