Tag Archives: Theology

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.

Conference Update

14 May

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is happy to announce a third plenary for the 1st annual Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference, “Approaching the Liminal: Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy.” Dr. Aimee Light of Duquesne’s Theology Department specializes in theology of religions and comparative theology, as well as feminist theologies. She is the author of God at the Margins: Making Sense of Religious Plurality (Anselm: February 2014), co-author of the comparative approach to Hinduism featured in Pim Valkenberg’s World Religions in Dialogue: A Comparative Theological Approach and co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s new series Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice, a series which will continue through 2018 and which features her own edited volume Identity and Exclusion.

We are very excited about our diverse speakers coming from philosophy, communications/rhetoric, and now theology. A perfect contribution to a conference centered on “pushing boundaries” and interdisciplinary work.

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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This Week:

6 Apr
  • 4/8, 6:00pm – The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group will be tackling Jacques Derrida’s “Signature, Event, Context,” at the East End Book Exchange (rescheduled from last week).
  • 4/9, 4:00pm – Duquesne’s Theology Dept. presents a panel entitled “Animals, Ethics, and Christian Theology: A Roundtable Discussion”, Duquesne University, Fisher Hall, Room 615
  • 4/11, 11:00am – Point Park’s Confluence Psychology Alliance: Experiential Immersion. For more information see: LINK
  • 4/11, 3:00pm – Lloyd P. Gerson (University of Toronto) at Duquesne University’s Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Phenomenology & Religion Reading Circle Kickoff

18 Sep

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Phenomenology & Religion reading group. This fall we will be examining the debate surrounding the “gift,” particularly in the work of Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion. We will be meeting at 619 Fisher Hall at Duquesne, at 4:oo on Wednesdays. Hope to see you there! 

More information and PDF’s can be found here.