- Phelim Ó Laoghaire
The first meeting of the Philosophers Anonymous Club took place on 09/18/21.
The topic of the report was “Will in the philosophical aspect”.
Speaker: Phelim Ó Laoghaire / @phelim2 -a recent graduate of Trinity College Dublin whose research work focuses on the work of Gilles Deleuze, media theory, and issues of political will.
As self-taught photographer, Phelim Ó Laoghaire has worked with a passionate obsession since he was 14 years old. In July 2015, having just won The Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year Gold Medal for Street Photography, Phelim Ó Laoghaire left Ireland for Crimea, to teach at a summer camp in the coastal town, Morskoe (meaning ‚of the sea‘ or marine), where he later discovered his grandfather had once studied. There he produced his first major series, Postcards from the Black Sea.
„The lecture and open discussion will focus on the issue of will. The topic of free will was my first philosophical problem in my life. Over time, these two terms – „freedom“ and „will“ – have acquired almost contradictory concepts. So these questions about the will have moved from philosophy to cartography. What I would like to talk about is the territory.
In doing so, I interpret the writings of Franz Kafka to illustrate this point by closely examining how people behave in the context of obstacles“ – Phelim Ó Laoghaire.
music for the lecture