The Dennes Room

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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Toll Room, Alumni House, 4:10–6 PM
Howison Lectures in Philosophy
Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
Reason, Genealogy, and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity

Genealogies (Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Foucault) present the revenge of naturalism on rationalism. Hegel teaches us how to replace the genealogical hermeneutics of suspicion with a hermeneutics of magnanimity that allows us to see naturalism and rationalism as complementing rather than competing with one another.