The Royal Institute of Philosophy & The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy present Prof Laurence Hemming speaking under our theme of  Gender Difference and Ontological Difference.

Prof Laurence Hemming (Lancaster) “The End of Sex: Power and Justice in the Loves of Foucault, Heidegger and Mimnermus”

This paper takes a translation of a fragment of love-poetry the early Elegiast Mimnermus and asks whether within the contemporary hermeneutic of power and the demand for justice in sex and gender relations it can still speak to us today.  The paper turns to a central term of the fragment, translated as ‘most just’, and asks in what ways and how we can now understand Mimnermus’ naming of justice in erotic relations.


Weds 19th November 4-6pm, Dalhousie Building 2F11