Philosophy

2013-2014 Events & Conferences

2013-2014 Philosophy Department Calendar

Philosophy Circle


DUOS AWARD PRESENTATIONS
(Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunities of Scholarship)

I. Politics without Rights within the Deleuzo-Spinozist Cartography
Presented by: Sonya Nihan Ozbey/Sharlene Quintana

II. Aristotle’s Ideal Polis and Human Happiness: An Inclusive or Exclusive Polictics?
Presented by: Christopher Turner/Esthefany Archila

III. Music as Philosophy?
Presented by: Daniel Rosiak/Nicholas Meryhew

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

DePaul University
Department of Philosophy
2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150
Philosophy Conference Room 150.33
Chicago, IL 60614
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DePaul’s Philosophy Circle is a student group dedicated to fostering philosophical discussion. The club meets regularly and sponsors events ranging from viewing and discussing films to meeting with visiting speakers. Anyone is welcome to participate.  For more information about Philosophy Circle, contact the Philosophy Department’s Undergraduate Director, Frédéric Seyler (fseyler@depaul.edu). 

LECTURE 



SPEAKER - DAWNE MCCANCE, University of Manitoba
Lecture Title: "Double Helix: Derrida's reading of François Jacob's La Logique du Vivant."

Friday, April 25, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


DePaul University
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Dorothy Day Room 400
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Michael Naas (mnaas@depaul.edu).

Philosophy Circle


DUOS AWARD PRESENTATIONS
(Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunities of Scholarship)

I. Rejection and Redemption: On the Subject of Late Marxism
Presented by:  Gil Morejon/Alec Fiorini

II. Gender, Race, and Temporality
Presented by:  Marie Draz/Molly Dannenberg

III. The Face of the Siren: On the Role of the Ugly in Adorno and Horkheimer’s Critique of the Enlightenment
Presented by: James Murphy/Nikolas Paras

IV. Experiencing the Past: Continental Feminist Critiques of Linear Time 
Presented by: Anna Johnson/Mohna Kahn

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

DePaul University
Department of Philosophy
2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150
Philosophy Conference Room 150.33
Chicago, IL 60614
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DePaul’s Philosophy Circle is a student group dedicated to fostering philosophical discussion. The club meets regularly and sponsors events ranging from viewing and discussing films to meeting with visiting speakers. Anyone is welcome to participate.  For more information about Philosophy Circle, contact the Philosophy Department’s Undergraduate Director, Frédéric Seyler (fseyler@depaul.edu).

THE HUMANITIES CENTER SPRING SERIES
BEAR

An interdisciplinary, multimedia, inter-multi-species investigation of all things bear.

Presenters:
Jill Greenberg, acclaimed photographic artist, author of Bear Portraits
Prof. Jason Wirth, Philosophy and Film Studies, Seattle University
Prof. Dennis Rohatyn, Philosophy, University of San Diego

From Smokey to Yogi, from gummies to Teddies, from Gary Snyder to William Faulkner, from the Yamabushi of Japan to Goldilocks of the English forest, from Grizzly Man to Grizzly Adams, even from da Bears to da Cubs, few animals have had to bear the weight of so much historical, religious, and psycho-sexual cultural projection as the Ursidae. The Humanities Center inaugurates its spring series with an interdisciplinary, multimedia, inter-multi-species investigation of all things bear, tracing the ways in which bears—and images of bears—shed light on what it is to be more-than-human. Do we guarantee a bear-fi lled night like you’ve never seen before? Does a bear live, and possibly do other things, in the woods?

Monday, May 5, 2014
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

DePaul University
John R. Cortelyou Commons
 2324 N. Freemont Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact H. Peter Steeves (psteeves@depaul.edu). 

DEPAUL - FUDAN CONFERENCE
Religion and Modernity in a Global Context:
Dialogue with Fudan University

Friday  May 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

DePaul University
Schmitt Academic Center, Room 254
2320 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Franklin Perkins (fperkins@depaul.edu). 

HUMANITIES CENTER CONFERENCE
PARADISE LOST AND FOUND

CONFERENCE ON INDIGENOUS HAWAIIAN CULTURE, HISTORY, AND ART

The DePaul Humanities Center, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, convenes a conference celebrating indigenous Hawaiian people, nature, art, history, and culture.  From May 9-10, we will investigate Hawaiian heritage, with interdisciplinary talks ranging from discussions of ecology and the problem of invasive species, to the troubled history of colonialism and the question of Hawaiian sovereignty.  Lectures on art will cover contemporary painting that investigates mixed-race identity, as well as the traditional folk songs of Japanese immigrant sugar workers.  The conference will also feature several live performances of Hawaiian music and dance featuring ukulele, singing, chanting, and hula. Opening Friday evening with a multi-media “lecture-performance” that uses dance and Hawaiian myth and history to investigate environmental ethics and the possibility of a moral theory that includes even nonliving things such as rocks, the conference continues on Saturday with a full day of lectures and performances from local and nationally renowned scholars and artists. 

 
Friday  May 9, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DePaul University
John R. Cortelyou Commons
 2324 N. Freemont Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Conference Program
Conference Flyer

Co-sponsored and co-listed with DePaul University’s 2013-2014 “President's Signature Series”
Part of the Humanities Center’s “LSP 200 Multiculturalism Series”

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact H. Peter Steeves (psteeves@depaul.edu).

FACULTY RESEARCH SEMINAR 



SPEAKER - SEAN D. KIRKLAND
Lecture Title: "The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues"

SPEAKERS -

Michael Naas
Benjamin Frazer-Simser
Will McNeill
Sean D. Kirkland

Friday, May 16, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

DePaul University
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Rosati Room 300
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Michael Naas (mnaas@depaul.edu).

THE HUMANITIES CENTER SPRING SERIES
"Neither Wholly Animal Nor Holy Man"
Post-Human, Post-Animal, Post Ethics

               

PROF. GERARD KUPERUS                                    PROF. NICOLE ANDERSON
University of San Francisco                                Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Inspired by question of human-animal boundaries and boundary-crossings, the DePaul Humanities Center invites you to an evening of inquiry into the normative implications of thinking through what it means to be with animals when it is not even clear what constitutes animality and humanity. Beginning with an interactive “petting zoo,” in which the audience is encouraged to explore a menagerie located just off the metaphorical coast of the island of Dr. Moreau, we next turn to Prof. Gerard Kuperus, who will graft together Darwin and Nietzsche in an attempt to discover how the “humanimal” marks the possible end of human ethics, and then conclude with Prof. Nicole Anderson as she investigates the senses in which certain animals can or cannot be urbanized, cultured, and technologized. What does the post-humanimal mean for our political and ethical relationships in a hybrid community? Walk, crawl, hop, swing, slither, swim, or fl y to the DePaul Student Center and add your voice to the conversation.

Co-sponsored with the DePaul Department of Philosophy.

Monday, May 19, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

DePaul University
Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
Room 314
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact H. Peter Steeves (psteeves@depaul.edu).

Philosophy Circle


CREATING KNOWLEGE ESSAY PRESENTATION 

Presented by: Molly Dannenberg
Title: "Feet on the Ground, Head in the Sky"


Wednesday, May 21, 201
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

DePaul University
Department of Philosophy
2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150
Philosophy Conference Room 150.33
Chicago, IL 60614
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DePaul’s Philosophy Circle is a student group dedicated to fostering philosophical discussion. The club meets regularly and sponsors events ranging from viewing and discussing films to meeting with visiting speakers. Anyone is welcome to participate.  For more information about Philosophy Circle, contact the Philosophy Department’s Undergraduate Director, Prof. Frédéric Seyler (fseyler@depaul.edu).

ALUMNI SPEAKER



SPEAKER - JULIA IRELAND
Lecture Title: "Who is Hölderlin?"

Friday, May 23, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

DePaul University
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Dorothy Day Room 400
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Will McNeill (wmcneill@depaul.edu).

THE HUMANITIES CENTER
THE THIRD CULTURE SERIES 



SPEAKER - PROF. LEE SMOLIN,
Founder and Senior Faculty Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Adjunct Professor Physics, The University of Waterloo
Graduate Faculty, Department of Philosophy, The University of Toronto

The DePaul Humantities Center is proud to inaugurate its annual "Third Culture" lecture series by welcoming physicist Lee Smolin.  Smolin's work in quantum theories of gravity and his own cosmological theory of natural selection have led him to produce more than 150 scientific papers and to be widely celebrated within his field.  He has also published popular but no less rigorous books (such as Life of the Cosmos and Time Reborn) that have brought his radical and radically original ideas to the public at large.  Professor Smolin is, indeed, a public intellectual, a scientist, and a humanist- an extraorinary example of what it means to be a thinker of The Big Questions who disregards the ad hoc disciplinary boundaries of academia and tradition in favor of an approach that seeks truth even when the idea of truth itself becomes slippery.  Join us for a special investigation of the nature of time and temporality as Lee Smolin presents the first annual DePaul Humanities Center Third Culture Lecture.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

DePaul University
Student Center, Room 314
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact H. Peter Steeves (psteeves@depaul.edu).

THE HUMANITIES CENTER SPRING SERIES
Like cats and dogs: the rehetoric of film
 



SPEAKER - PROF. AKIRA MIZUTA LIPPIT,
University of Souther California

How can film portray history?  How can it render photographically that which defies representation, that which eludes visibility?  Aren't reality and representation, like cats and dogs, immiscible?  Professor Lippit's lecture addresses three films that depict three catastrophes - the American Civil War, National Socialism, and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima- only to find that at key moments, The Birth of a Nation Triumph of the Will, and Hiroshima mon amour also feature a cat, a rhetorical figure perhaps, a metaphor for the cinematic relation between historical representation and catastrophe.  Why a cat? Join us as we close our Spring series with an exploration of the relations amoung film and felines, catastrophes and cats.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

DePaul University
Student Center, Room 120
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
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This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact H. Peter Steeves (psteeves@depaul.edu).