October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Given the multiple Left, Liberal and Neo conservation interpretations of German idealism in terms of the end(s) of history and or its new beginning, we will interpret the world historical spirit first in the light of the enlightenment, then through a close reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology engage the contemporary world and its multiple variations by thinking through the aftermath of the closure of Western philosophical thought and its meaning for the neo-liberal epoch. In this context we will encounter some of the poetic responses to this closure and the attempts made philosophically to reorient thought. Authors read will include Kant, Hegel, Mallarme, and Rimbaud among others.
In cooperation with the Institute for the Radical Imagination
A willingness to struggle with dense texts, and to engage in extraordinary thinking,
Bayard Rustin Education Complex, Rm 317351 West 18th St (8th & 9th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011 United States
- Political Science
- Writing and Literature
Michael PeliasMichael Pelias has taught both ancient and modern philosophy at LIU Brooklyn for thirty years. He is the one of the founders and co-managing editor of the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination and of the Institute for the Radical Imagination, a Left pedagogical and research project . He also hosts a monthly radio program/podcast , Jazz Chronicles from New York city and his most recent essay is "The Greek Boat People: Exile and Creativity" and is working on a collaborative book project entitled , Techniques of Servitude. He also served over 26 years as an active militant in academic unions' fight for equal pay for equal work and protection of academic freedom.
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