by Jane Terry
Free public lecture, “Not Yet Marrano: Levinas, Derrida and the Ontology of ‘Being Jewish'” on Thursday, September 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Meyer Library 101 with Dr. Ethan Kleinberg, Professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University.
Professor Kleinberg will examine the ways that French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida each confront the issue of Jewish identity in relation to their own philosophical work and also in relation to their respective historical contexts. He will also raise issues concerning current notions of identity and identity construction.
Professor Kleinberg’s scholarly work crosses the fields of history, philosophy, comparative literature and religion. He is the author of Generation Existential: Martin Heidegger’s Philosophy in France, 1927-1961, which was awarded the 2006 Morris D. Forkosch prize for the best book in intellectual history, by the Journal of the History of Ideas.
This talk is brought to you by MSU and the Workshop for Critical Inquiry.
For more information, contact Ralph Shain at RShain@MissouriState.edu