Philosophy Summer School in Ljubljana


Philosophy Summer School (26-30 August 2019)

Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

As part of the activities marking the centenary  of the University of Ljubljana, the Faculty of Arts is organising the Philosophy Summer School Fail better!’ led by the internationally renowned scholars known as ‘the Ljubljana School’,  Slavoj ŽižekAlenka Zupančič and Mladen Dolar, who will each give three extensive lectures and present their latest work. The programme will be concluded by a common session.

The title of the Summer School is taken from the famous quote by Samuel Beckett, ‘Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ (Worstward Ho), and refers to a stark sense of failure of critical thought and of emancipatory politics, the rise of new populism, the emergence of previously unthinkable leaders, the looming social and economic contradictions, and the apocalyptic perspectives of global and ecological catastrophes. Such failure, however, is a starting point that instigates new intellectual engagement.

For more information on the Summer School which will take place at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana in English, please click on the following link:

The number of participants is limited to 120.

Early bird fee registration is extended until 31 May.

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