About/Contact

“Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy”

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WHAT DO WE DO?

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is an initiative developed with the intention of bringing together scholars, students, and members of the public interested in continental philosophy through a centralized calendar, a weekly reading group,  bi-yearly (semesterly?) public lectures — from Pittsburgh area philosophers, psychologists, and theologians — and a yearly conference.  Extending beyond the strict bounds of philosophy, the network is particularly interested in the intersections of continental thought within philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, communication arts, sociology, religious studies and theology.

Feel free to contact us: pittsburghphilosophy@gmail.com

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WHO ARE WE?

J. John Northup

J considers himself to be a mobile iconoclast, freestyle denizen, and bluetooth consultant. That said, the medium is the message, and as such J is a snapchat specialist, branding coach, and Android freelancer. J likes to occupy all of the things that he is, so he also identifies as a wireless hypnotist, ad-tech hactivist, and journeyman. Also, J loves TED talks as well as being an internet soothsayer, freestyle virtuoso, and optimization pundit (some know him as a bit of a trendspotter). J is founder of the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group and a founding member of the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network.

J. Leavitt Pearl

Justin is a Ph.D. candidate in Duquesne’s systematic theology program, with a focus on the “theological turn” of French Phenomenology — particularly the material phenomenology of Michel Henry — and its relation to the phenomenology of the body. Additionally, his interests include the Hegelian roots of radical theology, psychoanalysis, Marxian economics, medieval Neoplatonism, radical left politics, and queer theory. He earned a bachelors (B.A.) from Eastern Nazarene College — in music and recording — and two masters from Boston University’s School of Theology (M.T.S., S.T.M.). Justin is a founding member of the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network.

Celeste Pietrusza

Betsy Wack

Betsy is a technical writer working primarily with augmentative and alternative communication devices for people with disabilities. She is also co-director of the experimental movement and aerial dance company, Bombyx Collective. She holds an M.A. in literary and cultural studies from Carnegie Mellon University. Her interests include the role of technology in embodiment, technologies of politics and terrorism, and the performance of gender and sexuality in contemporary dance.

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2 Responses to “About/Contact”

  1. jeff kearns November 9, 2015 at 5:19 am #

    Justin
    Please bring “Deleuze and Horror Film” to the session tonight. It is overdue.

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