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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.

Reading Group is back!

5 Sep

Don’t forget the reading group is back from its summer break this Sunday at 4pm. We will be meeting back at the East End Book Exchange, as per usual,  and will be discussing the first half of Tom Sparrow’s “‘Realism’ in Phenomeology” from The End of Phenomenology. Don’t miss it!

This Week

24 Jun

Last Minute Update:

21 Jun

Sorry, it’s been a busy week, so this is a little last minute, but:

  • 6/22, 4:00pm – The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be discussing Claire Colebrook’s “Queer Vitalism” as part of the Summer “Get a Life!” program, examining various philosophies of life.
  • 6/22, 10:00pm – The Online Deleuze Reading Group will be meeting for a rescheduled session to discuss the second chapter of Deleuze’s “Nietzsche and Philosophy.” A link will be posted here approx. 30 minutes before the event.

This Week:

10 Jun

This Week:

6 Jun

Don’t miss this week’s Deleuze-filled Sunday:

  • 06/08, 4:00pm: Continuing the summer program, “Get a Life!”, the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be discussing the intrduction and first chapter of Deleuze’s Immanence: a Life, at the East End Book Exchange.
  • 06/08, 10:00pm: The Online Deleuze Reading Group will be continuing our June project, with a discussion of the second chapter of Nietzsche and Philosophy. Link to be posted approx. 30mins before event.

PghCPRG Reading for 06/01

28 May

Here is this week’s reading for Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group, Nietzsche “On Life.”

Nietzsche – On Life