Merleau-Ponty Symposium at Duquesne University

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
Presents the 31st Annual Symposium


Over 50 years after his death, we may be still only beginning to know Merleau-Ponty’s thought and its significance for thecontemporary world. While historical research into Merleau-Ponty’s thought is crucial, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center’s 31st Annual Symposium on “Merleau-Ponty Into the Future” will take a different approach.

We will ask not what Merleau-Ponty’s thought was or even is but what it might become. Merleau-Ponty will be brought into conversation with registers such as aesthetics, psychology, ecology, geopolitics and feminism. We will explore how Merleau-Ponty’s thought might flower anew in such fields, and how such registers might themselves take new directions through engagements with the possibilities opened by Merleau-Ponty’s thought.

We invite you to join us for this exciting exploration.

Speakers include:

Galen Johnson, University of Rhode Island
Geil Weiss, The George Washington University
Laura Doyle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
David Abram, The Alliance for Wild Ethics

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About jleavittpearl

Philosopher and Theologian out of Pittsburgh PA.

Posted on October 25, 2012, in Conferences & CFPs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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