Tag Archives: Phenomenology

“Get a Life!” and other Summer Updates

21 May

Enjoy your break? Good, cause it’s time to get back to work! And we are happy to offer some exciting programs to help you out:

  • First, on Sunday nights at 10:00pm (EST) during June, we will be discussing Deleuze’s Nietzsche and Philosophy at the Deleuze Online Reading Group. Each week will will discuss one chapter (roughly 35 pages). If you are interested in participating, feel free to email us at pittsburghphilosophy@gmail.com with any questions. A google+ link will be posted approx. 30mins before each event.
  • Second, the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be reconveaning for an exiciting summer program in June. Much like last year, we will be undertaking a themed program for the summer. This year the theme will be“Get a Life!”. “What does it mean to be alive?”, “What do we mean by the word Life?”, “What does change have to do with living?”, are just some of the many questions that we will be considering through readings of Nietzsche, Bergson, Deleuze, Henry, and Massumi. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
  • Third, next thursday (i.e. not tomorrow, but the next one), Point Park’s Dr. McInerney will be presenting “A Phenomenological Account of the School Shooting Spree,” Thu, May 29, 6:00-7:00 at the JVH Auditorium at Point Park University.
  • Lastly, be sure to get in your abstracts for the first ever Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference next September. We have three kickin plenary addresses set up, and have already started recieving some promising abstracts; it is going to be a blast.



CFP – Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference – Approaching the Liminal

8 Apr

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our first annual Pittsbugh Continental Philosophy Conference entitled, Approaching the Liminal: Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy (Sept. 26th and 27th). The conference will feature Dr. Tom Sparrow (Slippery Rock University) and Dr. Erik Garrett (Duquesne University) as keynotes. The full CFP can be found here: CFP – Approaching the Liminal (abstracts due by June 15th). Interested parties throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, and in a wide variety of fields (including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, and sociology, to name only a few) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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A Special Thank You (or Three)

22 Mar

A special thanks to Dr. Tom Sparrow, the East End Book Exchange, and to everyone who showed up last night for a great lecture and Q+A session .

Like what you heard? Pick up one of Tom’s books:

Did you miss it? Don’t worry, we’ll be having our next bi-yearly lecture next fall, stay tuned for more info.




Don’t Miss the Lecture Tomorrow (Thursday)!

20 Mar

This is my last reminder, I promise. But seriously, what are you doing tomorrow night that is cooler than listening to Dr. Sparrow lecturing on and discussing the body, phenomenology, and plasticity? Come check out “From Lived Bodies to Plastic Bodies” tomorrow (thursday) at 6:00pm at East End Book Exchange (4754 Liberty Ave). Register on the Facebook Event to give us a better headcount!


What’s Up This Week?

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Tom Sparrow at the East End Book Exchange

14 Mar

Don’t miss our third official Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network lecture next thursday (March 20th) at 6:00pm at the East End Book Exchange. We are thrilled to announce that  Dr. Tom Sparrow of Slippery Rock University will be offering a lecture and discussion based upon his paper “From Lived Bodies to Plastic Bodies.” Want to go deeper? The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be be discussing his paper in preparation for the lecture, on Tuesday at 6:00pm (also at East End Exchange). Why not come to both events and get a double dose of Sparrow? The official Facebook can be found here.


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  • 01/21 – This week the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be tackling Levinas’ “Existence Without a World”