The UPF Center for Vattimo’s Philosophy and Archives Permanent Seminar meets six times a year – in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring – to discuss, interpret, and contextualize the Italian philosopher's ideas' origins, meaning, and consequences. Members of the center and invited scholars will engage with different aspects of Vattimo’s philosophy to generate a fruitful discussion during the seminar. Although the goal is to focus on Vattimo’s Weak Thought, the seminars do not exclude engagements with other philosophies, thinkers, and themes. During the year, at least one seminar will be devoted to unpublished material from the archives. The members of the Center organize this seminar, and it is open to all members of the University. Meetings are held in the Archives hall at the library (Dipòsit de les Aigües) or in the Humanities Department.


Autumn 2024 

  • September 25 – Chiara Caiazzo (UPF) Borderless Aesthetics
  • November 5 – Valerio Rocco Lozano (CBM/UAM) Vattimo’s Legacy


Winter 2025

  • February 4 – Max Ryynänen (Aalto University), Title forthcoming 
  • March 6 – Daniel Gamper (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Vattimo’s Irony


Spring 2025

  • April (TBA) – Gregorio Tenti (UPF) Vattimo and Ecology
  • June (TBA) – Santiago Zabala, (ICREA/UPF) Weak Warnings