Upcoming Philosophy Roundtable events

EduardoWith the support of PPPA, the UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, the Simpson Center at UW Seattle, and international partners like the University of Frankfurt and University of Essen, in Germany, the Philosophy Roundtable at UW Tacoma will hold a series of lectures in Tacoma and Seattle this Spring. These lectures include speakers such as:

– April 7: Professor Eduardo Mendieta (University of Stony Brook, USA)
“From Imperial to Dialogical Cosmopolitanism”
12:50-02:55pm (JOY 206)

“Globalization, Cosmopolitics, Decoloniality: Politics for/of the Anthropocene”
05:20-07:25pm (DOU 270)

– April 30: Professor Rainer Forst (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
“A Critical Theory of Human Rights”

(Details on an April 29th event with Rainer Forst in Seattle can be found on the Simpson Center website.)

– May 7: Professor Mab Huang (Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan)
“Human Rights in China: 100 Years of Entanglement”
05:20pm (DOU 270)

– May 19: Dr. Susanne Hiekel (University of Essen, Germany)
“The normativity of biological and bioethical notions”
05:20pm (DOU 270)

– May 20: Dr. Rosa Santiago (University of Frankfurt, Germany/Universidad de Norte, Colombia)
“The concepts of environment [Umwelt] and Sustainability in French philosophy”
12:30pm (CP 103)

– May 21: Professor Andreas Niederbeger (University of Essen, Germany)
“Climate Justice from a Philosophical Perspective”
05:20pm (DOU 270)

– June 1-30: Professor Klaus Vieweg (University of Jena, Germany)
* date and details of presentation on “Hegel and the concept of Sustainability” to be defined

Eduardo Mendieta is Chair and Professor Philosophy at the University of Stony Brook. He is currently preparing a new book on The Philosophical Animal: On Zoopoetics and Interspecies Cosmopolitanism. He is the author of The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy (2003), Global Fragments: Globalizations, Latinoamericanisms, and Critical Theory (2007) and editor of more than 20 books on varius philosophical projects. Mendieta was one of the first to write about Habermas and religion since the 1990s and continues to write about issues such as cosmopolitanism, postsecularism, critical theory, and global ethics.

These events are presented by the Interdisciplinary Research Cluster Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM) with support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma.