"Why Philosophy Tried to Commit Suicide in the 20th Century (and a Bit about Why it Failed)"
Crispin Sartwell (Dickinson College)

January 21, 2021, 7:00am - 9:00am
American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought and the Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity

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The AIPCT is pleased to announce its 5th annual Institute Lecture. This year’s speaker is Crispin Sartwell, Professor of Philosophy at Dickinson College. His Lecture is “Why Philosophy Tried to Commit Suicide in the 20th Century (and a Bit about Why It Failed)” The Lecture will be held virtually on the evening of January 21st at 7 PM Central Standard Time. To attend, send an RSVP to personalist61@gmail.com and a Zoom link will be sent to you half an hour before the lecture begins. The lecture is free and open to the public. The talk for this year’s lecture is a survey of the several important announcements of the death of philosophy spanning the 20th century.

Crispin Sartwell is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dickinson Colleges. He is a journalist, popular blogger, frequent TV guest on politics and cultural news shows. He has contributed op ed pieces to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the New York Times, and other widely read media outlets. Sartwell has held professorial appointments at Vanderbilt, the University of Alabama, the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, during his long career. He is the author of over a dozen books and many articles. The books include Political Aesthetics (Cornell University Press, 2008), Act Like You Know: African American Autobiography and White Identity (University of Chicago Press, 1998), and Six Names of Beauty (Routledge, 2004). More recently his ambitious exploration of metaphysics was called Entanglements (SUNY Press 2017).

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