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UTSA hosts workshop on writings of philosopher Simon Critchley

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(Feb. 22, 2010)--The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics will host a workshop to discuss the writings of philosopher Simon Critchley, the 2009-2010 Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. The event is 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22-23 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus. Workshop sessions are free and open to the public.

Critchley is chair of philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York and at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His writings focus on continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, literature, ethics and politics and argue that philosophy commences in disappointment, either religious or political.

The workshop will feature some of the top philosophers in academia representing University of New South Wales, Trent University (Canada), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Depaul University, State University of New York at Stonybrook, Haverford College (Pennsylvania), Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Trinity University and University of the Incarnate Word.

Following the first-day sessions, Critchley will deliver the keynote address at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22. The UTSA Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor Workshop is supported by the George W. Brackenridge Foundation.

For more information, contact Alistair Welchman at 210-458-7215.


The UTSA Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor Workshop is one of 11 proposals funded under UTSA Provost John Frederick's Core Values Initiative program which began in Spring 2009. The initiative fosters UTSA's core values of integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation and was created following the development of UTSA's 10-year strategic plan, "A Shared Vision: UTSA 2016." The plan includes mission and vision statements to guide UTSA's future.

For more information on the Provost's UTSA Core Values Initiative, contact Debra Jamison, Office of the Provost, at 210-458-4969.



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