CAL Event - Modeling Authenticity: Ancient, Jewish, and Christian Paradigms in Philosophy After Nietzsche

Friday, April 26, 2013 ( 10:00 am to 3:00 pm )

Location: Richardson Room, Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Contact: 
msteinma@stevens.edu

Modeling Authenticity
Ancient, Jewish, and Christian Paradigms in Philosophy After Nietzsche

Third Colloquium on Constructions of the Political

Friday, April 26th, 2013
10am-3pm 

 

Organizer: Michael Steinmann
Stevens Institute of Technology

ABSTRACT

The colloquium will address the question of how authenticity has been defined and construed in the philosophy after Nietzsche. Often times, authenticity has been construed by referring to models from the Jewish, Christian, or ancient Greek tradition. The colloquium will explore how such models have been interpreted, appropriated, and renewed from various points of view, and how modern reflections on the self and personhood have been developed through a complex and sometimes contradictory constellation of historical ideas.

PROGRAM

10:00-11:00am
Being True to Yourself
Taylor Carman, Barnard College

11:00am-12:00pm
The Concept of the Self in Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought
Libby Henik

12:00pm-1:00pm
Break

1:00pm-2:00pm
Dionysus Versus the Crucified
Garry Dobbins, Stevens Institute of Technology

2:00pm-3:00pm
Between Socrates and Jesus. Hannah Arendt on Moral Nobility
Matthias Bormuth, University of Oldenburg