Judith Butler presents on “Scheler and the Tragic” & “Merleau-Ponty for the Pandemic” at Duquesne University this Friday 12th March.
Judith Butler: “What is an Inhabitable World?: Scheler and the Tragic” and “Touching, Breathing: Merleau-Ponty for the Pandemic”
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at Duquesne University
Friday 12 March 11 am and 3 pm EST
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
Registration is required: https://calendar.library.duq.edu/event/7532698