This symposium explores and celebrates the intellectual achievements of Remo Bodei, one of Italy’s major philosophical figures who has had a close relationship with UCLA for over 20 years, including a period of several years as a Distinguished Professor in Residence.
Professor Bodei’s extraordinary range as a philosopher is evident in his books on the passions, patterns of human destinies, the life of objects, and other topics that address the vicissitudes of human experience.” He has a unique ability to map out a philosophical territory drawing on philosophical and literary traditions from antiquity until the present.
1:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks by Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA)
1:45 p.m. | Paura, speranza e felicità: Translating Remo Bodei’s “Geometria delle passioni” by Gianpiero W. Doebler (UCLA)
2:15 p.m. | On the Construction of Individuality: Remo Bodei’s “Geometry and Passion” and “Personal Destinies” by Andrea Borsari (University of Bologna)
2:45 p.m. | “Ordo amoris:” Earthly Conflict and Heavenly Happiness by Heather Sottong (UCLA)
3:15 p.m. | Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. | On Anger, Landscapes, and Objects: The Philosophical Investigation According to Remo Bodei by Efrain Kristal (UCLA)
4:00 p.m. | Höderlin’s Daimon. A reconsideration by Christoph Wulf (Freie Universität Berlin)
4:30 p.m. | Bodei on Benjamin and Modernity by Irving Lavin (Princeton University)
5:00 p.m. | A Discussion with Remo Bodei and Closing Remarks by Efrain Kristal
5:30 p.m. | Closing Reception