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2019 Apr 23

Lecture: Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) "Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and the Problem of Idealism"

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street

Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and the Problem of Idealism

For more information about the talk, please visit the Center for European Studies website at: https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2019/04/hold-adornos-aesthetic-theory-7

Sponsored by The Colloquium for Intellectual History, The Department of Philosophy, The...

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2019 Apr 11

Philosophy and Film: Boots Riley's "Sorry to Bother You" (2018)

7:00pm

Location: 

Tanner Room, Emerson 310

Join us for a showing of Boots Riley’s recent hit Sorry to Bother You (2018), dealing with questions of the authentic and good life; racial dynamics; corporate oppression and more.

As previously, pizza will be provided, we’ll watch the film together, and afterwards hang out and discuss its philosophical content.

2019 Apr 11

MAP Talk: Gemma Flynn (University of Edinburgh) "My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy: The Rise and Fall of Kanye West. Punishment & Spectacle"

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Tanner Room, Emerson 310

Abstract: Dr Gemma Flynn (University of Edinburgh) employs Debord’s Society of the Spectacle and critical theories of public punishment to propose the rise and fall of Kanye West as a distinct neoliberal phenomenon. This piece will aim to contextualize Kanye’s shift towards Trump-ian politics and consider the meaningful impact that this move has had on the undermining of objective truth. In understanding how West finds solace in Trump’s ‘Dragon Energy’, can we in the academy better appreciate how we might reassert ideas of objectivity in...

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2019 Mar 29

Bad Romance: The Ethics of Love, Sex, and Desire: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Harvard

(All day)

Location: 

Thompson Room (Room 110), Barker Center
Featuring

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Bauer, Tufts University
Panel Respondents: Moira Weigel, Robert Reid-Pharr, and others

About

The #MeToo movement has raised questions about the ethics of love, sex, and desire. Narrowly, it has raised questions about sexual consent and violation;...

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2019 Feb 16

Harvard-MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference

9:30am to 6:15pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall 305

Conference Schedule

9:30—10:00 Coffee and Snacks (in the philosophers’ lounge)

10:00—11:15 “Declaration in Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom"--Philip Yaure (Columbia)
Comments: Krupa Patel (Harvard)

11:30—12:45 “Morally Worthy Deference”--Grace Boey (U Penn)
Comments: Ryan Ravanpak (MIT)

12:45—2:00 Lunch (in Robbins Library)

2:00—3:15 “The Ethics of Failing to Make Happy People: Why
Deontologists Don’t Escape...

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2019 Feb 01

Harvard Review of Philosophy Annual Lecture: Paul C. Taylor (Vanderbilt)

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Paul C. Taylor (Vanderbilt) The Influence of Dewey on Race Theory and Other Stories; or, How to Do Things With History

 

Come out to The Harvard Review of Philosophy‘s annual lecture by Paul C. Taylor on Friday, February 1st, in Emerson Hall 305 from 3-5pm. Professor Taylor is the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt and has published books and articles on black aesthetics, Barack H. Obama,...

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