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Reflections on the Posthuman land

Reflections on the posthuman, language and ethics in feminist theory: a Wittgensteinian perspective

A PAL Forum by Salla Peltonen (PAL Visitng Scholar) Respondent, Justin Mitchell (Duke, English) Thurs Feb 19 5:30pm  Reception at 5pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University Posthumanist and feminist philosophies ask in various ways what it means to be human and who counts as human (Butler 2004, 2009, Braidotti 2013) and emphasize…
  • Duke University, PAL, Philosophy, Philosophy & Literature, Wittgenstein
  • February 6, 2015
How to live with others Land

How to Live with Others

How to Live with Others: A History of Interpersonal Distance A PAL Forum presentation by visiting scholar Corina Stan Response by Heather Wallace, PAL Assistant, Duke Philosophy, PhD Candidate. Tues. Feb 10 5:30pm Reception at 5pm FHI Garage Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Duke University Parking is free at Smith Warehouse after 5pm. How can we…
  • PAL, Philosophy
  • January 5, 2015
EG symposium Nov 14 JPeg

“E.G.: The Force of Examples in Philosophy and Literature”

Thursday November 14th, 5:30pm Reception at 5pm. Pink Parlor Room East Duke Building Duke University PAL welcomes Eli Friedlander, Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, and Keren Gorodeisky, Philosophy, Auburn University, to a Mini- Symposium to explore the use of examples in Philosophy and Literature. There will be two presentations, with refreshments, and time for questions. Eli Friedlander presents…
  • Auburn University, Duke University, Kant, Kant's Third Critique, Philosophy & Literature, Tel Aviv University, Walter Benjamin
  • August 29, 2013

Hannah Arendt, Multiculturism, Feminism, Judgment

A Conversation with Linda Zerilli Thursday, October 3rd at 5pm FHI Smith Warehouse Garage Bay 4, 1st Floor, C105, Duke University Reception at 4:30pm  UPDATE: The article for our discussion is the following:  Zerilli, Linda. “Towards a Feminist Theory of Judgement.” Signs, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Winter 2009), University of Chicago pp. 295-317. For an…
  • August 21, 2013

The Humanities at Duke

April 25, 2013 – Let’s Meet to Discuss the Situation of The Humanities at Duke! Many humanities faculty members have expressed concern about the situation of the humanities at Duke. It is time to come together to voice our concerns, and to brainstorm ideas for a constructive response. Many new initiatives recently launched at Duke…
  • April 25, 2013
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What Can Philosophy Teach Us About Sexual Objectification? A Lecture by Nancy Bauer (Tufts)

February 28th, 2013 – What Can Philosophy Teach Us About Sexual Objectification? A Lecture by Nancy Bauer (Tufts) In the past 20 years there has been much theorizing among feminist and other philosophers about sexual objectification, ordinarily in the context of arguments that pornography subordinates and/or silences women. For the most part, philosophers who write…
  • February 13, 2013

Rhetorical Strategies in Public Debate: the literary critic as cultural critic

On November 13th, 2012 Stefan Collini (English, Cambridge University and current fellow at the National Humanitiies Center) gave the lecture, “Rhetorical Strategies in Public Debate: the literary critic as cultural critic.” Stefan Collini is Professor of English Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. During 2012-13 he is a Visiting Fellow at the…
  • November 13, 2012
Keren Gorodeisky

A Matter of Form: Aesthetic Judgement and Feeling in Kant

On October 1st, 2012 Keren Gorodeisky (Philosophy, Auburn University and current fellow at the National Humanities Center) gave the lecture “A Matter of Form: Aesthetic Judgement and Feeling in Kant” with comments by Andrew Janiak (Philosophy, Duke) Keren Gorodeisky works on aesthetics, Kant, judgment, Post-Kantian German philosophy, skepticism and questions concerning the relation between philosophy…
  • October 1, 2012

Owen Flanagan on Philosophy and Literature

On September 11th, 2012 Owen Flanagan kicked off the 2012-2013 PAL event schedule with a lecture on Philosophy and Literature and a discussion of the PAL Graduate Certificate.
  • September 11, 2012

Philosophy, Literature and Film: Two Lectures by James Conant and Cora Diamond

On April 5th, 2012 PAL hosted the symposium, “Philosophy, Literature and Film.”  This event included two lectures by the distinguished philosophers Cora Diamond (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) and James Conant (University of Chicago).  This event was also part of the 2012 Young Scholars Workshop. Cora Diamond – “Murdoch off the Map: or Taking Empiricism back…
  • April 5, 2012

Literature, Narrative and the Shape of a Life: A Lecture by Joshua Landy

On February 23rd, 2012 Professor Joshua Landy from Stanford will give a talk called Literature, Narrative and the Shape of a Life. Professor Landy is currently a Fellow of the National Humanities Center, and one of the convenors of the Literature and Philosophy major at Stanford.
  • February 23, 2012

Alice Crary – W.G. Sebald and the Ethics of Narrative: A Reading of Austerlitz

On November 29th, 2011 Alice Crary, Associate Professor of Philosophy at The New School, co-editor of The New Wittgenstein (2000), and author of Beyond Moral Judgment (2007) gave the lecture, “W.G. Sebald and the Ethics of Narrative: A Reading of Austerlitz.” This talk centered on a close reading of W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz. The talk was…
  • November 29, 2011

Wittgenstein in France: A Seminar with Sandra Laugier

September 22nd, 2011 Wittgenstein in France: A Seminar with Sandra Laugier Pierre Hadot (1922-2010), professor of ancient philosophy at the Collège de France, published, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, some of the earliest work on Wittgenstein to appear in French. Hadot’s thought is intimately related to Wittgenstein’s. Wittgenstein specialists have for the most…
  • September 22, 2011

A.S. Byatt

On October 15, 2009 PAL co-sponsored the visit to Duke by British writer A.S. Byatt, who gave a free public reading. Dame Antonia was also at the National Humanities Center on October 16, 2009, where she appeared in conversation with Professor Toril Moi.
  • October 15, 2009

Stanley Cavell – Excerpts from Memory

On October 12, 2009 Stanley Cavell gave PAL’s inaugrual lecture, “Exceprts from Memory” in the Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium. The lecture was based on the concluding part of his autobiography to be published next year. On October 13, 2009, Cavell gave a seminar, which was an open discussion where Professor Cavell welcomed questions on…
  • October 12, 2009