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Critical Theory Addressed at 25th Annual Phenomenology Symposium

Scholars will gather at Duquesne University March 16-17 to address the similarities and differences between the critical theory of the Frankfurt School and phenomenology at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center’s 25th annual Spring Symposium.

Free and open to the public, Phenomenology and Critical Theory will be held in room 204 of Hanley Hall on campus.

“The critical theory of the Frankfurt School has, for its entire history, had a significant engagement with phenomenology,” explained Dr. Dan Martino, director of the center. “But the relationship between these two disciplines has nearly always been strained. This conference will explore the points both of convergence and divergence between these two approaches to philosophy and possible ways in which more dialogue between them can be fruitful.”

Panelists for Phenomenology and Critical Theory include Dr. Cristina Lafont of Northwestern University, Dr. David Rasmussen from Boston College, Dr. Joel Whitebook of Columbia University and Dr. Lambert Zuidervaart from the University of Toronto.

Seating is limited. For more details on the Phenomenology Symposium and to register, visit www.duq.edu/criticaltheory, call 412.396.6038 or e-mail phenomenology@duq.edu.

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