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Irad Kimhi Lecture

"The Philosophical and the Poetic: The Knowledge of Happiness and the Knowledge of Suffering"

Friday, March 1, 2013, 3:00pm

Sassafras Room, IMU

The Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities presents a lecture by

Irad Kimhi
(Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago)

“The Philosophical and the Poetic:
The Knowledge of Happiness and the Knowledge of Suffering”

Friday, March 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
IMU Sassafras Room

There will be a follow-up discussion with Professor Kimhi centered on three texts — Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, and Endgame — on Saturday, March 2, 11 – 1, in the IMU Distinguished Alumni Room.

Irad Kimhi teaches in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Working mainly in the tradition of analytic philosophy, he also engages, in original and provocative ways, with the tradition of continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism. His book Thinking and Being: A Two-Way Capacity is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. His lecture and seminar are part of the Center’s exploration of the theme of “Poetic Thinking” this term.