Tag Archives: Duquesne University

This Week:

29 Apr
  • 04/29-05/01, The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center 31st Annual Symposium “Merleau-Ponty Into the Future.” Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University. Featuring: Galen Johnson (University of Rhode Island), Gail Weiss (The George Washington University), Laura Doyle (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and David Abram (The Alliance for Wild Ethics)
  • 04/30, 6:00pm. The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be continuing its study of Merleau-Ponty’s “Primacy of Perception”.

This Week:

15 Apr
  • 04/16, 7:00pm: the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Discussion Group will be continuing its discussion of selections from Soren Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript
  • 04/17, 4:30pm: the Phenomenology & Religion Reading Circle will be examining Paul Riceour’s Phenomenology and Hermeneutics.
  • 04/17, 5:00pm: the Duquesne Psychology Department is offering a Philosophical Psychology Symposium “Conversations with Martin Buber and Hans-Georg Gadamer.”
  • 04/20-04/22: the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh is presenting a conference entitled “Choosing the Future of Science: The Social Organization of Scientific Inquiry”.

This Week:

8 Apr
  • 04/09, 7:00pm. The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group is reading selections from Soren Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript.
  • 04/10, 4:30pm. The Phenomenology & Religion Reading Circle is reading a selection from Jean-Yves Lacoste’s Experience and the Absolute.
  • 04/12, 2:00pm. The Point Park University Honors Student Organization and Global Solutions Pittsburgh are hosting the “Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium.”
  • 04/12, 3:00pm. The Duquesne Philosophy Department is hosting Jonathan Leer, who will be presenting a lecture entitled, “Wisdom Won from Illness: the Psychoanalytic Grasp of Human Being.”

This Week:

25 Mar

03/26 7:00pm

Duquesne University, Gumberg Library 1st Floor, Simon Silverman Center.

This week we will be kicking off the networks first official sponsored event.  A discussion of Emmanuel Levinas’ “Ethics and Infinity” with respected Levinas scholar, Dr. Marie Baird of Duquesne University. This is a public event, intended to bring philosophical discourse out of the academy and into the community, so feel free to stop by.  Texts, if you wish to prep for the event, can be found here or here; and refreshments will be served following the discussion.   (Note: this event will substitute for both this weeks Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group, and Phenomenology and Religion Reading Circle).  

This event has been co-sponsored by the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center


This Week:

18 Mar
  • 03/19 7:00 pm, Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group, Emmanuel Levinas “Ethics and Infinity,” East End Book Exchange.
  • 03/20 4:30pm, Phenomenology & Religion Reading Circle, Emmanuel Levinas “Ethics and Infinity,” Library 402a, Duquesne University.
  • 03/21 7:00pm, Time, Truth, and Thought, Public Lecture by Daniel W. Smith (Purdue), Rockwell Hall Room 502, Duquesne University.

Abstract: Deleuze famously defined philosophy as an activity that consists of the formation or creation of concepts. This paper will examine three intersecting themes that follow from this conception of philosophy. First, concepts are themselves given a temporal character, and the paper will begin by examining Deleuze s theory of time. Second, this new conception of time puts the traditional concept of truth ( in all times and in all places ) in crisis not at the level of its content ( truth changes with time ), but rather at the level of its form: the form of time takes the place of the (universal) form of the true.  The false is thereby given a power of its own. Finally, we will examine the theory of thought that motivates Deleuze s conception of philosophy. The fundamental theme of the paper is that, for Deleuze, truth is no longer a timeless universal to be discovered, but a singularity to be created (in time).

Busy Week

19 Feb
  • “Narrative, Context, and Conversion: An Application o f Paul Ricoeur’s Theory of Narrative to the New Catholic Evangelization in the Postconciliar United States” Ian Murphy, Dissertation Defense.  February 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Duquesne University, Fischer Hall 619

  • “Political and Subjective Freedom: Reading Hannah Arendt with Julia Kristeva” 

    Ulrika Björk (U of Uppsala) February 21, 2013 Duquesne University, College Hall 104

  • Duquesne University Psychology Dept. Faculty Seminar February 21, 2013 Duquesne University, 310 Rockwell Hall

  • Philosophy and Nature 7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy February 22, 2013 Duquesne University

Roman Catholic Feminist Theology

15 Feb

The Association of Pittsburgh Priests, on the First Sunday of Lent, a time of conversion in our thinking, our Church and our world, will present Dr. Aimee Light: “Roman Catholic Feminist Theology”. Dr.Light will talk about Roman Catholic teaching on “Imago Dei and Incarnational, Feminist Theologies.”

Dr. Light is Assistant Professor of Theology at Duquesne University and Editor of the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue.

The conference is on Sunday, February 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Epiphany Administrative Center, 164 Washington Place, Pittsburgh 15219 (next to the Consol Energy Center). Cost:$20 and free for students and low income attendees.

For more information please contact:
Fr. John Oesterle at 412.232.7512 or johnoesterle2@gmail.com