Does Philosophy Still Matter?

26 January 2011, 7.00pm - 8.30 pm
James Miller, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche
An event presented by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library and sponsored by the Committee on Liberal Studies:
A distinguished panel addresses this question on the occasion of the publication of Professor James Miller’s new book, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche. Panelists include Simon Critchley, professor of philosophy at The New School for Social Research and author of The Book of Dead Philosophers; Anthony Gottlieb, author of The Dream of Reason, a three-volume history of philosophy; James Miller, professor of political science and chair of the Committee on Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research; Astra Taylor, independent filmmaker and director of Zizek! and Examined Life: Philosophy Is in the Streets; and Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Class of 1943 Professor at Princeton University. The panel will be moderated by Lewis H. Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly. [Read more]
Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
26 January 2011, 7.00pm - 8.30 pm
A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.