Professor Charlie Gere of Lancaster University will be talking
to Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New
School for Social Research in New York. The event will be recorded
for the New
Mechanics Library. Tickets £5 on the door, includes a suitably
Advance booking essential – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Critchley is a philosopher
currently teaching at The New School
who writes primarily on politics, religion, ethics, and aesthetics.
Critchley works from within the tradition of continental
philosophy. He argues that philosophy commences in
disappointment, either religious or political.
Critchley studied philosophy at the University of
Essex and at the University of
Nice. Among his teachers were Robert
Bernasconi, Jay Bernstein, Frank Cioffi,
Dominique Janicaud and Onora O'Neill.
His M.Phil. thesis dealt with the problem of the overcoming of
metaphysics in Heidegger and Carnap; his Ph.D.
dissertation was on the ethics of deconstruction in Emmanuel
Levinas and Derrida.
Following a period as a university fellow at Cardiff
University, Critchley was appointed a lecturer in philosophy at
Essex in 1989, becoming reader in philosophy in 1995, and professor
in 1999. Since 2004 Critchley has been professor of philosophy at
School for Social Research. He held the position of chair in
philosophy at the New School from 2008–2011, and became the Hans
Jonas Professor of Philosophy in 2011. He has held visiting
professorships at numerous universities, including Sydney (2000),
Notre Dame (2002), Cardozo Law
School (2005) and at the University of
Oslo (2006). In 2009 he was appointed a part-time professor of
philosophy at Tilburg
University in the Netherlands, where he runs a summer school
and teaches in philosophy and liberal arts.
Charlie Gere is Director of Research at the
Institute for Cultural Research at Lancaster