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2019-20

(On sabbatical Leave)

 June 20 – Vancouver, Douglas College, Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality

June 21- Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Philosophical Modernism and Literary Style in Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

November 6 – Princeton, “Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and the Problem of Idealism”

January 8-11 – American Philosophical Association meetings, Philadelphia.”The Politics of Emotional Life: Douglas Sirk and Cinematic Irony in Written on the Wind.”

January 20-22 – Lisbon – Heidegger’s interpretation of Nietzsche

March 26-26 – Tempe, Arizona – Conference, “The City and Man”

 April 2 – New School University – “Did Hegel Understand his own Time in Thought?”

April 9 – Trinity College, Hartford, CT – “Confounding Morality in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt”

April 27 – Cambridge, UK – “Did Hegel Understand His Own Time in Thought”

 April 28 – Oxford, UK – Seminar, “Idealism and Anti-Idealism”

May 18 -19 – Swarthmore Coillege – seminar and discussion

May 26 – Munich, Siemens Stiftung, “Die Politik des Gefühlsleben: Douglas Sirk und filmischje Ironie in “In den Wind geschrieben

June 18-19 Berlin – seminar and discussion, Hegel and Idealism

June 22-26 – Warsaw Hegel Kongress, “Did Hegel Comprehend His Own Time in Thought?”

October 1-2 – Jena – Conference on Hegel’s Philosophy of Right 

 

 

2018-19

September 5 – Yale University, Political Theory Workshop, “Hegel on Self-Deceit”

October 3 – Penn State, Worrkshop, Interanimations; Workshop, “Malick’s The Thin Red Line

October 17 – Harvard, Panel Discussion, J.M. Coetzee

October 18 – SPEP, Penn State, “Idealism and Anti-Idealism in Modern European Philosophy”

November 10, Society for Film and History, Madison, WI, “Love and Class in Sirk’s All That Heavenb Allows

November 13, Yale University, Franke Seminar Lecture, “Radical Finitude in Modern European Thought”

December 7, University of Utah, “Is There a Philosophical Point to Nietzsche’s Literary Style?”

January 6 – MLA, Chicago – panel discussion of Martin Shuster, The New Television

January 31 & February 1 – Lyon, France, Hegel Conference “Idealism and Anti-Idealism”

March 28, North Carolina State, “Idealism and Anti-Idealism”

March 29, Yale, panel discussion of Martin Häggeland’s book, This Life

April 23, Harvard, “Adorno’s Aesthetics and Art as Negation”

 

 

‘2017-18

September 8 – 10, Oslo, “The Philosophical Hitchcock,” “Life as a Logical Category”

September 21-22, Purdue University, “The Philosophical Hitchcock,” “Life as a Logical Category”

October 20, University of Western Ontario, “The Philosophical Hitchcock”

November 2-4, Heidelberg, “Logical Life and Natural Life”

November 7, Basel, “Nietzsches Masken: Philosophie und Religion in Jenseits von Gut und Böse“

February 2, St. John’s College, Stana Fe, “The Philosophical Hitchcock“

February 16, Boston College, “The Curious Fate of the Idea of Progress”

March 24, Chicago, Kneller Lecture, Philosophy of Education Society, “Confounding Morality in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt”

May 16-20, Valencia Spain, Course on Film and Philosophy

2016-17

September 19-13, Townsend Lectures, University of California, Berkeley (three lectures)

October 16, Chicago Alumni Association Talk, “”Tocqueville and John Ford’s Stagecoach.

October 22, Princeton, “A Self of One’s Own: Alexander Nehamas on The Art of Living.”

November 4, Stanford: “The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness”

November 11, Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, “The Philosophical Hitchcock.”

January 26, Chicago, Midwest Faculty Seminar, “Notes on Vertigo.”

April 14-15, University of Pittsburgh, “Hegel on Life as a Logical Category”

April 24-28, University of Tel Aviv, “Hegel on Life as a Logical Category” and  “The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigoand the Anxieties of Unknowingness”

June 15, Berlin, “Hegel on Life as a Logical Category”

July 3, Lancaster, England, “The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness”

2015-16

September 1,2, Berlin, “The Dynamism of Reason in Kant and Hegel”

September 16-18, Larwell lecture, workshop, Kenyon College, “What is a Movie? On the Relevance of Film to Philosophy”

September 24, 25, Tulane University, “Hegel on the Political Significance of Collective Self-Deceit”

Oct 1- October 9, Taipei, Taiwan, “The Contemporary Hegel”

Oct 21-23, Denver, Metro State University, “Agency and Fate in Out of the Past .”

November 9, 10, Paris, École Normale Superieure, “Philosophical Fiction? On the Costello Lessons of J.M. Coetzee”

November 12-14, Liège, Belgium, “The Many Modalities of Wirklichkeit in Hegel’s Logic.”

December 4, 5, 6, Lisbon, “Aesthetic Intelligibility”

January 27-9, Northwestern University, “The Bearing of the Beautiful”

February 24-26, Beloit College, Crom Visiting Philosopher, “What is a Movie?”

March 24-26, Johns Hopkins, “What is a Movie?”

April 7-9, Notre Dame, “The Dynamism of Reason in Kant and Hegel”

April 27 – University of Chicago Hospital/Maclean Center, “Remarks on Neurophilosophy”

May 23 – Sydney, “Modernism and Philosophy”

June 8 – 10, London, “Hegel on Painting”

June 20-23, Tel Aviv, “The Dynamism of Reason in Kant and Hegel”

2014-15

August 28 – Georgetown, “Hegel on the Political Significance of Collective Self-Deceit”

September 26 – Rome Conference, “Hegel on the Political Significance of Collective
Self-Deceit”

September 29 – Münster, German Philosophy Congress, “Hegel über die politische
Bedeutung kollektiven Selbstbetrugs“

October 3 – Boston University, „Heidegger on Nietzsche on Nihilism“

October 20, Erlangen, “Hegel über die politische Bedeutung kollektiven Selbstbetrugs“

November 3, Vienna, Leibniz Lecture, “Psychology Degree Zero: On the Representation
of Action in the Films of the Dardenne Brothers“.

November 7, Paris, Centre Pompidou, “Psychology Degree Zero: On the Representation
of Action in the Films of the Dardenne Brothers“.

November 11, Adelaide University, Australia, Conference on J.M. Coetzee, “What Does
J.M. Coetzee’s Novel The Childhood of Jesus Have to do with the Childhood of Jesus?“

November 17, The University of Sydney, “The Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism:
Hegel and the History of Painting“

November 18, The University of New South Wales, “Psychology Degree Zero: On the
Representation of Action in the Films of the Dardenne Brothers“

December 27, American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, “Hegel on the Political
Significance of Collective Self-Deceit“

January 26, Universidad Iberoamericana, México City, “The Expressivist Nietzsche”

January 27, Universidad Nacional Autónoma México (UNAM), Mexico City, Discussion on
Philosophy and Psychology

January 28, UNAM, “Reason’s Form”

February 27, NYC, “On Aesthetic Intelligibility,” Templeton Project

March 1, Phoenix, Chicago Alumni Association, “Who Cares Who Shot Liberty
Valence?”

March 13, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Photographing Mindedness”

March 26, Bucknell, Roy Wood Sellars Lecture, “Psychology Degree Zero: On the

Representation of Action in the Films of the Dardenne Brothers“
April 2, Brisbane, Australia, J.M. Coetzee Conference, “Philosophical Fiction? On the

Elizabeth Costello Lessons“

June 4, Padua, “The Given as a Logical Problem”

June 8-9, Zürich, Workshop, “Naturalismus und Subjektivität”

July 24, London, “Pragmatist Roots in German Idealism”

2013-14

September 1-4, Oxford; Hegel Society of Great Britain

September 20-22, Stony Brooke, Conference on Axel Honneth

September 26 – October 13, Lima, Peru (Hegel conference); Salvador, Brazil (Inter-American Philosophy Society)

October 24-27 – Emory, Inter-disciplinarity Conference

October 28-Nov 3 – London (Shearman Lectures (3)), Stockholm lecture.

Nov 11-25  – Fudan U, Shanghai (five lectures); Beijing (one lecture)

January 17 – 19 –Georgetown lecture

January 22, 23, 24 – honorary doctorate and lecture, University of Uppsala, Sweden

January 26 – 31 – London lecture (Aristotelian Society)

Feb 6-7 – Brown lecture

Feb 28 – Yale , Baldwin-Dahl Lecture

March 5 -9 – Two lectures at Princeton, one on Hegel, one on film

March 18 – Clough Distinguished Lecture in Jurisprudence, Boston College

March 20-23 – NHC conferense, respondent to Stephen Pinker, North Carolina

March 28-30 – Philadelphia, American Aesthetics Assoc

April 15-20 – Stanford, San Diego (APA)

April 22-26 – Vienna

June 18-22 – Berlin, two lectures at Freie Universität

 

 

2010-11

September 3-5 – London, “Autonomy, Self-Legislation and Reason”

September 17-19 – Notre Dame, “Autonomy, Self-Legislation and Reason”

September 23-25 – University of Colorado, Boulder, “Modernism and Myth in John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

October 1, German Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago, “Reason’s Form”

October 6 – Scherer Center, University of Chicago, “The Right to Rule in Howard Hawks’s Red River

October 28 – University of Illinois, Urbana, “The Modern Regime of Art: Art as Philosophy in German Aesthetic Theory”

November 2-3 – Rutgers University, “Ordinary Modernism: Agency and Fate in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai

November 11 – Dartmouth College, Francis W. Gramlich Lecture, “Philosophical Film: Fatalism in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past

November 18 – Miami, Univesity of Chicago Alumni Association, “Philosophical Film: Fatalism in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past

December 1 – Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, “Reason’s Form ”

December 27-30 – Boston, Amderican Philosophical Association, Panel Discussion on A. Nehamas’s Nietzsche: Life as Literature.

January 14-15 – Stanford, Film and Philosophy, “Scarlet Street”

February 21-25 – Johns Hopkins, Humanities Center. Two Lectures and a seminar. “Trapped by Oneself in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past,” and ” ‘A Deliberate, Intentional Fool’ in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai

March 3 – New School University, TBD

March 16 – 18 – Colorado College, “Ordinary Modernism: Agency and Fate in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai

April 8 – Temple University, Philadelphis, Monroe Beardsley Lecture, “The Modern Regime of Art: Art as Philosophy in German Aesthetic Theory”

April 18-19, Wesleyan University, “Irrationality in Action: Agency and Fate in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai

April 21-3 – San Diego, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division. Author Meets Critics on Hollywood Westerns and American Myth.

April 25 -28 – Johns Hopkins, Humanities Center. Two Lectures and a seminar. “Sexual Agency in Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street,” and “After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Visual Modernism”

May 10 – Jena, Germany, Schiller Professorship, Nietzsche und die Aufklärung – ein psychologisches Scheitern 1. Nietzsche über die Psychologie als „Herrin der Wissenschaften”

May 12 – Jena, Germany, Schiller Professorship, Nietzsche und die Aufklärung – ein psychologisches Scheitern 2. “Was ist eine fröhliche Wissenschaft?”

June 2 – Humbolt University, Berlin – “Die Form der Vernunft “

June 6 – 8 – Frankfurt, Germany – The Adorno Lectures: “Philosophie mit anderen Mitteln: Die Kunst als eine Form der Philosophie in der deutschen Moderne.” Three lectures.

June 13-16 – Jena, Germany, Schiller Professorship, Nietzsche und die Aufklärung – ein psychologisches Scheitern 3. “Die Moderne als psychologisches Problem”

June 19 – July 28 – School of Criticism and Theory: “Theorizing Modernism: Philosophy and Criticism” (with David Wellbery)

October 26 – Jena, Germany, Schiller Professorship, Nietzsche und die Aufklärung – ein psychologisches Scheitern 4.  „…das Thun ist Alles.“ Nietzsche und das Subjekt

2009-2010

September 26-30 – “Nature in Hegel” conference, Fortelza, Brazil. “On Hegel’s Claim that Self-Consciousness is ‘Desire Itself’ (‘Begierde überhaupt’)

October 6 – Lionel Trilling Seminar, Columbia University. “Who Cares Who Shot Liberty Valance? The Heroic and the Prosaic in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

October 23 – University of California, San Diego. “What is Conceptual Activity? Dreyfus and McDowell; Heidegger and Hegel.”

October 24 – Pacific Study Group, North American Kant Society; University of California, San Diego. “On Hegel’s Claim that Self-Consciousness is ‘Desire Itself’ (Begierde überhaupt’)”

January 13 – University of California, Riverside, Bernd Magnus Lecture. “Nietzsche on the Possibility of Self-Deception.”

January 15 – 16 – Stanford, Film and Philosophy Conference. “Fatalism in Fim Noir: Trapped by Oneself in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past.”

January 25 – Siemens Stiftung, Munich”Hollywood Western und der amerkanische Mythos: Politische Philosophie in John Fords Film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

February 26-27 – Kalamazoo College. Conference on Hegel’s Practical Philosophy.

March 4- 5 – Duke. “Fatalism in Film Noir: ‘A Deliberate, Intentional Fool’ in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai.”

April 5-9 – University of Virginia, Page-Barbour Lectures. Three lectures: Fatalism in Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy. 1. Trapped by Oneself in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past. 2. ‘A Deliberate, Intentional Fool’ in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai . 3. Sexual Agency in Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street

April 23 – Catholic University. “What is Conceptual Activity?”

April 29-30 – University of Chicago, conference. “Kant on  Intuition.”

May 26-28 – Berlin, Wissenschaftskolleg. Conference on “Actors and Spectators On Their Way From the Stage To the World: Perspectives From Aesthetics, Ethics, and Political Philosophy”. “Fatalism in Film Noir: ‘A Deliberate, Intentional Fool’ in Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai

June 21 – Rome, “What is Conceptual Activity.” Workshop on recent work by John McDowell

July 7-9 – Southampton, England. “Amor Fati.”

2012-13

June, 2013, “Logik und Metaphysik: Hegels Reich der Schatten,” Curtius Lecture. University of Bonn.

June, 2013, “Logik und Metaphysik: Hegels Reich der Schatten,” University of Bochum