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Geometries of Experience: A Tribute to Remo Bodei

Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Dec 1
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Royce Hall 306
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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