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Event Name: CLA William A. Kern Lecture Series
Category: Academic/College Events
Sub Category: College of Liberal Arts
Description: The College of Liberal Arts
William A. Kern Lecture Series

Dr. Lewis R. Gordon
Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies
University of Connecticut at Storrs
Euro-philosophy Visiting Professor at Toulouse University, France
and Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa

Wednesday, November 13
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Eastman Hall, Rm. 2000

Living Thought, Living Freedom:
Themes in Africana Philosophy

After offering a discussion of what it means to think beyond what he calls “disciplinary decadence,” Professor Gordon will offer a portrait of three central questions in Africana philosophy guided by such concerns: What does it mean to be human? What is freedom? Do these questions pose limits on reason and practices of justification?

Prof Gordon teaches in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for African American Studies, with affiliations Latino/a, Caribbean, and Latin American studies and Judaic Studies, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He received his B.A. in philosophy and political science through the Lehman Scholars Program at Lehman College of the City University of New York in 1984, an M.A. and M. Phil., in philosophy at Yale University in 1991, and his PhD in philosophy, with distinction, from Yale in 1993.

For biographical and other information on Professor Gordon, including selections of his writings, see:
Schedules: 11/13/2013   (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Eastman Hall, Rm 2000

Contact: Cassandra Shellman
Cost: Cost - FREE