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What Makes for a Livable life, an Inhabitable World? A Phenomenology Symposium with Prof. Judith Butler

What Makes for a Livable life, an Inhabitable World? A Phenomenology Symposium with Prof. Judith Butler Online

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center proudly presents its 39th annual phenomenology symposium, featuring renowned philosopher Judith Butler. 

The symposium is comprised of two lectures (details below). By registering on this page, you will reserve your spot for both lectures regardless if you choose to only attend one or both lectures. Attendees need only register once, and will use the same link provided in the confirmation email for both lectures.

Event Details:

How might phenomenology assist us in inhabiting a world that can seem so uninhabitable? What possibilities are there for human life when life can seem so unlivable? What resources could phenomenology offer to help us understand our embodied humanity in the midst of global pandemic? How can voices from phenomenology’s past, particularly those of Max Scheler and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, aid us in reflecting today on such questions? To explore these questions, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at Duquesne University is extraordinarily pleased to welcome Prof. Judith Butler, the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California at Berkeley and the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School, to be our speaker at our virtual 39th Annual Phenomenology Symposium on March 12, 2021.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. 

Lecture 1, 11:00am:

“What is an Inhabitable World?: Scheler and the Tragic”

Lecture 2, 3:00pm:

“Touching, Breathing: Merleau-Ponty for the Pandemic”

Q & A for both lectures will take place at 4:00pm

If you have any questions about this event, please email phenomenology@duq.edu.

Friday, March 12, 2021
11:00am - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.

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