Tag Archives: Phenomenology

Dylan Trigg Video Up

16 Dec

Thanks to a new computer and video software, Dylan Trigg’s “On Non-Phenomenology in Merleau-Ponty” is finally available at our YouTube channel here:

Reading Group: The Thing!

8 Nov


Join us tomorrow (Monday) night at 8:00pm as we continue our Halloween-season series, “PHILOSOPHY and HORROR,” with a discussion of the preface and first chapter of Dylan Trigg’s The Thing.

As always, the text is available as a pdf HERE.

We will be meeting at 3929 Cabinet Way, Pittsburgh (BYOB) until we can establish a more permenant location.

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole Fall, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.


11/12, 4:30pm: Dr. Jay Lampert, “Visual Effects and the Phenomenology of Perceptual Control” –207 College Hall, Duquesne University.


The Partially Examined Life’s Q+A and live podcast from this year’s Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference (un)commons: theory and public space are now up and can be found on itunes or at PEL’s site: HERE.



10/26: Eugene Thacker, In The Dust of this Planet, Preface and Chapter 3.
11/02: Eugene Thacker, Tentacles Longer Than Night, Chapter 1
11/09: Dylan Trigg, The Thing, Preface and Chapter 1
11/16: Dylan Trigg, The Thing, Chapter 2
11/23: Graham Harman, Wierd Realism, Part 1 (pp.1-27)
11/30: Graham Harman, Wierd Realism, Part 1 (pp.28-52)
12/07: Anna Powell, Deleuze and the Horror Film, excerpt tbd.
12/14: Richard Kearney, Strangers, Gods, and Monsters, Chapter 4.


Tom Sparrow Lecture-Video Up!

2 Dec

Be sure to check out the third — and final — plenary from Approaching the Liminal, which I was finally able to get edited together, and online: Tom Sparrow’s “Phenomenology, Metaphysics, and the Speculative Turn.”

Don’t miss Dylan Trigg, this thursday (Nov. 20th) at 6:00pm

18 Nov

Thursday evening at 6:00pm, Dylan Trigg of the University of Memphis, will be presenting “On Non-Phenomenology in Merleau-Ponty,” at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center. This lecture is not to be missed.

Dylan Trigg is a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow at the University of Memphis, Department of Philosophy (in conjunction with Shaun Gallagher) and at University College Dublin (in conjunction with Dermot Moran) working on the phenomenology of anxiety.

His research includes: phenomenology (especially Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Bachelard); psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan); and various aspects of bodily existence (intersubjectivity, identity, and alterity).

He is the author of the following books:

  • Topophobia (Forthcoming – London: Bloomsbury)
  • The Thing: a Phenomenology of Horror (Winchester: Zero Books, 2014)
  • The Memory of Place: a Phenomenology of the Uncanny (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012)
  • The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia and the Absence of Reason (New York: Peter Lang, 2006)


Video Uploaded: Erik Garrett – “Husserl in the City: A Phenomenological Reflection on Childhood Homelessness”

1 Nov

For those who missed the conference, a second plenary address, Erik Garrett’s “Husserl in the City: A Phenomenological Reflection on Childhood Homelessness,” has been uploaded to youtube. Check it out!

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!



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:

10 Jun

This Week:

27 May
  • 05/29, 6:00pm: Point Park’s Dr. McInerney will be presenting “A Phenomenological Account of the School Shooting Spree” at the JVH Auditorium, Point Park University.
  • 05/30-06/01: The College Theology Society will be meeting at St. Vinvent College for its sixtieth annual convention.
  • 06/01, 4:00pm: The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will begin its six-week summer program, “Get a Life!,” with a discussion of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy of life. (Stay tuned for a pdf of the first reading, later tonight).
  • 06/01, 10:00pm: The Deleuze Online Reading Group will begin its discussion and analysis of Gilles Deleuze’s short study Nietzsche and Philosophy. This week discussion will center on the first chapter of the work.