Event Title

The Hamlet Doctrine

Presenter Information

Simon Critchley, The New School

Streaming Media

Location

Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky

Start Date

14-11-2013 4:00 PM

Description

This talk is based on Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster’s 2013 book “Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine” (Pantheon). Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School. In addition to authoring numerous books (some are listed on the ST poster so I don’t need to repeat the list here), Simon also moderates “The Stone,” The New York Times’ philosophy blog. Simon Critchley’s posts on The Stone can be found here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/simon-critchley/

Notes

Readings for the Working Lunch (12 -2 pm, Nov. 14):

Slavoj Zizek’s review of Infinitely Demanding in the London Review of Books (available here: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n22/slavoj-zizek/resistance-is-surrender)

A few other responses to Zizek’s review (http://www.bedeutung.co.uk/the-critchley-zizek-debate/) and Zizek’s commentary on these responses (http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n02/letters#letter6)

Critchley’s response, “Violent thoughts about Slavoj Zizek” in Naked Punch (http://www.nakedpunch.com/articles/39)

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Nov 14th, 4:00 PM

The Hamlet Doctrine

Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky

This talk is based on Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster’s 2013 book “Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine” (Pantheon). Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School. In addition to authoring numerous books (some are listed on the ST poster so I don’t need to repeat the list here), Simon also moderates “The Stone,” The New York Times’ philosophy blog. Simon Critchley’s posts on The Stone can be found here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/simon-critchley/