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This Weekend:

8 Nov

Don’t miss out on an awesome weekend!

  • Tonight, 7:30pm! Alphonso Lingis presents Passion, at Sterling Yoga in Dormont.
  • Tomorrow, 4:00pm, the continental philosophy reading group will be discussing Benjamin’s Critique of Violence, at the East End Book Exchange.

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Next Week:

24 Oct
  • 10/26, 4:00pm – The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be discussing, Zizek’s “From Democracy to Divine Violence” at the East End Book Exchange.
  • 10/31, 2:00pm – Dr. Luna Dolezal will be speaking at Duquesne University’s Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
  • 11/01, 10:30am – The Pittsburgh branch of the International Socialist Organization will be hosting a Socialist Day School entitled “Another World is Necessary.”

Reading Group is Back

14 Oct

After a couple weeks of post-conference recuperation, the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group is back this week, with a work by Roberto Esposito entitled, “Foucault was not a person.” Join us for Discussion on Sunday at 4:00pm, at the East End Book Exchange.

Approaching the Liminal – Great Success!!!

28 Sep

Thank you to everyone who supported, attended, and sponsored Approaching the Liminal this past weekend! By all accounts it was a great success. The atmosphere was friendly and dynamic, the papers provoked intense discussion and debate,  and the plenaries offered some seriously thought-provoking challenges. If you weren’t able to attend, be sure to stay posted with us here, as we will be posting videos of the plenaries asap.

Looking for some more details?

Approaching the Liminal, by-the-numbers:

  • 1 fantastic space (provided by the Simon Silverman Center)
  • 2 days of presentations
  • 3 stimulating plenaries (by Tom Sparrow, Erik Garrett, and Claire Colebrook)
  • 6 generous sponsors
  • 13 universities represented
  • 14 hours of lecture and discussion
  • 17 papers presented
  • 46 total conference attendees
  • 100% too much food

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One Day Left!

27 Sep

Missed the First Day of “Approaching the Liminal”?? Don’t worry, we still have eight more exciting presentations today! See you at the Simon Silverman Center (Gumberg Library 1st Floor) today from 10:00-6:00. Can’t commit to the whole day? No problem, feel free to just stop by for one or two of our great panels and plenaries. As always, this event is completely free.

Approaching the Liminal Conference – One Week!!

19 Sep

We are only one week away from the first annual Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference – “Approaching the Liminal: Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy.” The full schedule can be found here: ApproachingtheLiminalProgram.

A few reminders:

  • Who: Anyone! (Though if you are not a Duquesne student, entry may be expedited by contacting us in advance at pittsburghphilosophy@gmail.com)
  • What: Great lectures by almost 20 presenters including THREE plenary addresses by Claire Colebrook (Penn State), Tom Sparrow (Slippery Rock), and Erik Garrett (Duquesne University)
  • When: Friday 1:30pm-9:00pm (Followed by open pub discussion at Blue Line Grill) and Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Where: The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center on the First Floor of Duquesne’s Gumberg Library (street or parking garage parking available for the not bus-inclined)
  • RSVP: Not necessary, but may be helpful for non-Duquesne students
  • Cost: FREE!!!
  • Snacks: Hell yeah!

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This Week:

17 Sep

Pittsburgh is a busy place for philosophical discussion this week:

  • 9/21 – 4:00pm – The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be discussing the second half of Tom Sparrow’s “‘Realism’ in Phenomenology” come join us for some fiery discussion of this controversial text at the East End Book Exchange.
  • 9/22 – 4:30pm – Duquesne’s Philosophy Speaker Series presents a talk by Dr. Anton Koch of the Universitat Heidelberg, at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center.
  • 9/24 – 3:00pm – Duquesne’s theology department presents “Who is JESUS To Muslims? Who is MUHAMMAD To Christians?” a panel on interreligious dialogue at Duquesne’s “Power Center Ballroom”.
  • 9/26 – 1:30pm – Come see the first half of the first annual Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network Conference: Approaching the Liminal: Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy. The Plenary for the night is Dr. Tom Sparrow of Slippery Rock University. Free admission, at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University.
  • 9/27 – 10:00am – Now come see the second half!! Plenaries for the second day include Dr. Erik Garrett of Duquesne, and Dr. Claire Colebrook of Penn State.