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.
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
Posted on October 25, 2012, in Conferences & CFPs and tagged Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, French Phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology, Psychology. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.