The Catholic University of America

Feb. 27, 2009

CUA Lecture Series to Explore Works of Philosophers

Catholic University's School of Philosophy will present the 2009 Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series, which began today and runs through April 3. Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger and several medieval thinkers will be considered by the speakers in the lecture series. Among the topics to be explored are modern nihilism, the nature of art, and the scholastic conception of the individuation of members of the human species.

Below are details:

Friday, Feb. 27, 2:10 p.m.
"Ex aliquot nihil: Nietzsche on Science and Modern Nihilism"
Speaker: Babette Babich, professor of philosophy, Fordham University
Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room

Friday, March 27, 2:30 p.m.
"Heidegger on How a Work of Art Works"
Speaker: Hubert Dreyfus, professor of philosophy, University of California, Berkley
Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room

Friday, April 3, 2:10 p.m.
"A Scholastic Perspective on the Individuation of Race"
Speaker: Jorge Garcia, professor of philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo
MacMahon Hall, Room 200

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or visit

SPONSORS: Graduate Students of the School of Philosophy with the support of the Graduate Student Association.