Wednesday, May 09, 2012

TEDxConnecticutCollege - Lawrence Vogel - Ambivalent Modernity

Cool talk . . . . Lawrence Vogel is author of  The Fragile 'We': Ethical Implications of Heidegger's Being and Time, among many other books and papers. His website says,
Though Vogel teaches “core” courses in the history of philosophy (Ancient, Modern, American, and 20th century Continental thought) and ethics (both theoretical and applied), he takes special pleasure in creating seminars that build bridges between speculative questions and everyday moral issues, like PHI 232: Tolerance, Intolerance and the Intolerable; PHI 233: Freedom of the Will and Moral Responsibility; PHI 235: Evil; and PHI 290b: Moral Disagreement and Moral Truth.

Lawrence Vogel is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College where has taught since 1989. He is author of The Fragile 'We': Ethical Implications of Heidegger's Being and Time (Northwestern University Press, 1994) and editor of a volume of Hans Jonas's later essays, Mortality and Morality: a Search for the Good after Auschwitz (Northwestern, 1996). His more recent publications reflect his special interest in Heidegger's Jewish students -- especially Jonas, Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas and Leo Strauss -- and their responses to the legacy of their teacher.
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