January 1, 2008
Jonathan Lear, a leading professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, will deliver the Annual Lewis Burke Frumkes Lecture on Mon., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Place]). Lear’s lecture is titled “Falling Short: Irony and Aspiration.”
Lear works on philosophical conceptions of the human psyche from Socrates to the present. Before coming to the University of Chicago, Lear taught philosophy at Cambridge University and at Yale University. His books include: Aristotle and Logical Theory; Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis; Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul; Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life; Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony; Freud; and, Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation.
The lecture is hosted by New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Department of Philosophy.
The Frumkes Lecture was established to showcase the work of the world’s most prominent philosophers and is supported by NYU alumnus Lewis Burke Frumkes. Past lecturers have included Susan Wolf, Harry Frankfurt, Noam Chomsky, Simon Blackburn, Peter Singer, Dame Onora O’Neill, Bernard Williams, and Jonathan Bennett. Reporters interested in attending the lecture must contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.8320 for more information.
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