Tag Archives: Tom Sparrow

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.”

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!

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.

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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!

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