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Department of Philosophy Annual Sprague and Taylor Lecture Presents :Lewis R. Gordon 

DESCRIPTION: Black Existence in Philosophy of Culture. Lewis R. Gordon is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy and the director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies at Temple University. This spring Professor Gordon, as a visiting professor, is the first incumbent of the Jay Newman Chair in the Philosophy of Culture at Brooklyn College. In the lecture, he will explore the difficulties of people whose existence, marked by blackness, has been treated as a problem, and the implications for the understanding of the self. He is the author of Her Majesty’s Other Children: Sketches of Racism from a Neocolonial Age; Disciplinary Decadence: Living Thought in Trying Times; An Introduction to Africana Philosophy, and many other works. A reception will be held in the Philosophy Department following the lecture. 
DATE: Thursday, May06, 2010
TIME: 2:30pm 
LOCATION: Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library 
CONTACT: 718-951-5311 
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