Tag Archives: Philosophy

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.

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!

Full Conference Schedule Now Available

26 Aug

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is please to present the full program for our upcoming conference, Approaching the Liminal. We are very excited for this rich program, particularly our outstanding plenary addresses. The full program can be found at the conference page or by following this link.

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Conference Plenary Change: Dr. Claire Colebrook

17 Aug

Unfortunately, due to schedule conflict, Dr. Aimee Light will be unable to join our first annual conference (Approaching the Liminal) as originally planned. Nevertheless, the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is excited to announce that we will be joined by Dr. Claire Colebrook of Penn State. 

Claire Colebrook is the author of New Literary Histories (Manchester UP, 1997), Ethics and Representation (Edinburgh UP, 1999), Deleuze: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum 1997), Gilles Deleuze (Routledge 2002), Understanding Deleuze (Allen and Unwin 2002), Irony in the Work of Philosophy (Nebraska UP, 2002), Gender (Palgrave 2003), Irony (Routledge 2004),Milton, Evil and Literary History (Continuum 2008), Deleuze and the Meaning of Life(Continuum 2010), and William Blake and Digital Aesthetics (Continuum 2011).  She co-authored Theory and the Disappearing Future with Tom Cohen and J. Hillis Miller (Routledge 2011), and co-edited Deleuze and Feminist Theory with Ian Buchanan (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), Deleuze and History with Jeff Bell (Edinburgh 2008), Deleuze and Gender with Jami Weinstein (Edinburgh UP 2009) and Deleuze and Law (Palgrave) with Rosi Braidotti and Patrick Hanafin.  She has written articles on visual culture, poetry, literary theory, queer theory and contemporary culture.  She is completing a book on human extinction. (from faculty bio page)

This Week

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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.