Goran Vranešević

University of Ljubljana

Goran Vranešević is an assistant professor and research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. His principal areas of research include German idealism, psychoanalysis, political philosophy, and linguistics. He has written and presented on various topics, ranging from aesthetics and cultural theory to classical commentaries on ontological themes and speculations on concepts. He is one of the co-founders of the Aufhebung—International Hegelian Association. He is also a translator of philosophical works, most prominently, Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences.

Speaking at the conference

Saturday, 23 September, 12pm, Kosovel Hall

Our Duty Towards Our Master

The renowned encounter between Jesus and Mary that nearly culminates in a touch, was preceded by Mary’s awe-struck sight of her Rabboni, which is to say, Master. But the impetus for Jesus’s return, for his sudden appearance behind Mary’s back, could not have occurred without Mary’s mourning. Jesus was summoned by her affects, her weeping up the dead and recognizing him as the teacher, the master, and the lord. But for a slight moment, she misrecognized him as the gardener, a servant of the burial ground. Any given master arises from such an emotional misrecognition, appearing firstly as a thing like any other. It is only through the mediation of a servant, not only through his work for the master but also through his tears and joys, that the master acquires his own pleasure.

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