Dumb Luck: Jacques Derrida and the Question of Contingency
Monday, 2017/11/27, 18:30
Public lecture offering insights into cutting-edge thought within the Humanities and Social Sciences.
|Event organizer:||Walter Benjamin Kolleg|
|Speaker:||Prof. Michael Naas, DePaul University|
|Time:||18:30 - 20:00|
Room HS 220|
open to the public|
free of charge
Michael Naas is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. His research covers the fields of philosophy and comparative literature, with a particular focus on ancient Greek thought and contemporary French philosophy and with a strong interest in thinkers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Lyotard, and Levinas. He has edited and co-translated into English a number of Jacques Derrida’s texts, such as The Work of Mourning (2011), Learning to Live Finally (2007), Rogues (2005), and Adieu: To Emmanuel Levinas (1999). His most recent publications, still engaging with the complexities of Derrida’s thought, are The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida’s Final Seminar (2015) and Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media (2012).
Prof. Michael Naas, DePaul University
Prof. Thomas Claviez, University of Bern, Moderator
Registration is required for the Distinguished Lectures Series Workshop featuring the invited speaker (for contact details, please see below). After a short introduction round of the participants, the workshop is structured in three parts. Part 1 allows participants to ask questions related to the speaker’s lecture. Part 2 serves to discuss a text by the invited speaker that participants receive as preparatory reading before the workshop. Part 3 offers the opportunity to bring up topics of discussion related to one’s own research or interest.
Date: November 28th, 2017
Time: 9:30 – 12:00
Place: University of Bern, UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Room B-102