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Simon Critchley Distinguished Lecture
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Simon CritchleyOn 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.

For more information please contact:
Abe Zakhem
(973) 761-9480


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