We will meet every other Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30, starting October 1st in COBB 402.
October 29: Daniel Ricardo Rodriguez Navas (Philosophy); discussion of Sartre’s Transcendence of the Ego.
November 12: Tuomo Tiisala (Philosophy)–title TBA
November 26th–no workshop
December 3: Birte Löschenkohl (Society of Fellows)–title TBA
April 30th (Week 5) Jaime Edwards, Philosophy, University of Chicago: “Morality, Metaphysics, Religion, Political Theory, Jurisprudence, Economics, and other Humbug: Marx on Ideology”
May 14th (Week 7) Simon Gurofsky, Philosophy, University of Chicago: “Merleau-Ponty and Transformation”
October 2 (Week 1) Introductory Meeting and Planning Session
October 16 (Week 3) Reading and discussion of Levinas’ “Enigma & Phenomena.” “Useless Suffering” & “The Sense of History” with Professors Arnold Davidson, Sarah Hammerschlag & Raoul Moati; texts available here on the downloads page.
October 30 (Week 5) Dawn Herrera Helphand (Social Thought),”Normativity, Freedom, Domination: Challenges for Foucaultian Political Thought”
November 13 (Week 7) Matteo Vagelli (Divinity School/ Scuola Alti Studi Fondazione San Carlo, Modena)
November 27 (Week 9): No Meeting (Day before Thanksgiving) December 4 (Week 10):
April 2 Daniel Wyche (University of Chicago, graduate student) “The Practice of Dignity: The Care of the Self, Relations of Power, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott”
April 16 Laurent Perreau (University of Picardie – Amiens) “Husserl and Schütz on Common Sense”
April 23 Maxime Doyon (McGill University) “The Problem of Perceptual Presence in Enactive and Transcendental Phenomenology”
May 7 Ross Jacobs (University of Chicago, graduate student) “From the Aesthetics of Captivity to ‘das Spiel der Freiheit': Friedrich Schiller and Immanuel Kant on the Theatricality of the Neo-Medieval Culture Industry and the Prophetic Burdens of Modern Political Philosophy”
May 14 Christoph Menke (University of Frankfurt) “Hegel’s Theory of Liberation: Law, Freedom, History, Society”
May 21 Davey Tomlinson (University of Chicago, graduate student) “What do Buddhist philosophers think about? Preliminary notes on self-consciousness and the objective forms of experience in Buddhist idealism”
January 9 Sarah Hammerschlag (Williams College, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Chicago): “A Splinter in the Flesh: Levinas and the Resignification of Jewish Suffering, 1928-1946.”
January 23 Tuomo Tiisala (University of Chicago, graduate student): “Keeping It Implicit: A Defense of Foucault’s Conception of Discursive Norms”
February 6 Audrey Wasser (University of Chicago, Harper-Schmidt Fellow) “Toward an Ontology of Literature: Deleuze on Determination and Individuation”
February 20 Andrew Werner (University of Chicago, graduate student) “Non-Normative Ethics: Some Themes from Agamben”
March 5 Nathan Phillips (University of Chicago, graduate student) “‘Between the Scylla and Charybdis’: Edmund Husserl’s 1906/07 Lectures on Logic and Theory of Knowledge”