Tradition and Deconstruction, Dec. 7
- Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, First Floor of Gumberg Library
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Philipp W. Rosemann
Chair and Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Dallas
Join Dr. Rosemann as he examines the relationship between the Christian intellectual tradition and the postmodern deconstructionist approach. His argument is that, although tradition and deconstruction may appear inimical, they do imply and require each other. A living tradition needs to be reminded of the unexplored possibilities that deconstruction unearths within its own past, while deconstruction is fruitful only as part of a tradition-building project. Dr. Rosemann's talk will take the form of a dialogue between texts by Denis the Carthusian, the great 15th-century theologian, and Martin Heidegger, whose reflections on Destruktion in Being and Time remain seminal for the deconstructionist method.
Sponsored by the National Institute for Newman Studies, the Department of Philosophy and the Dean's Office of the Duquesne University's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Free and open to the public. For questions, please call 412.396.6388.