Simon Critchley Distinguished Lecture
On Thursday, October 31st, 2013 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the
University Center Chancellor’s Suite, the Department of Philosophy and
the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences will feature the
Philosophers Speak distinguished lecture series. This lecture brings to
campus Simon Critchley, the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the
New School for Social Research in New York City. Professor Critchley
will lecture on "Philosophical Eros in Plato's Phaedrus."
Professor Critchley works in the history of philosophy, political
theory, religion, and aesthetics. His many books include Very
Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead
Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, and, with Tom McCarthy, The
Mattering of Matter. Documents from the Archive of the International
Necronautical Society. A new work on Hamlet called Stay, Illusion! was
published in 2013 by Pantheon Books in the US and Verso in the UK,
co-authored with Jamieson Webster. Dr. Critchley is also the series
moderator of 'The Stone', a philosophy column in The New York Times, to
which he is a frequent contributor.
Please join us for this lecture and a wine and cheese reception to
follow. Special thanks for the generous support of the President's
Advisory Council and the John P. Wilson Memorial Fund.
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