May 2, 2005 – Robert Bernasconi: “The Tyranny of Meaning’s History: Kant, Hegel, and Levinas”

Monday, May 2 / 4 PM / Oakes Mural Room

Robert Bernasconi is the Moss Chair of Excellence in the Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis. He is the co-editor of Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy (Indiana, 2003), Concepts of Race in the Eighteenth Century (Thoemmes, 2001), In Proximity: Emmanuel Levinas and the Eighteenth Century (Texas Tech, 2001), and Rereading Levinas (Indiana, 1991), and the author of Heidegger in Question: The Art of Existing (Humanities Press International, 1993) and The Question of Language in Heidegger’s History of Being (Humanities, 1985), as well as numerous articles on continental philosophy. His talk is drawn from his ongoing work on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

Co-sponsored by the History of Consciousness Department