Friday, May 08, 2009

"The Ethics of Interpretation from Ancient to Postmodern Times," Marquette University, May 13-14, 2009.

Sponsored by the Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics and the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Wednesday May 13 1:45-2:00 Greetings 2:00-3:00 Dr. Franco Trivigno (Marquette University) "Childish Nonsense? The value of Interpretation in Plato's Protagoras" 3:00-4:00 Mr. Shazad Akhtar (Marquette University) "Merleau-Ponty Reads Husserl: A Case Study in the Ethics of Appropriation" 4:00-4:30 Coffee Break 4:30-6:00 Dr. Kenneth Dorter (University of Guelph) "Platonic Hermeneutics: Plato Reading, Reading Plato" Thursday, May 14 9:00-10:00 Mr. Geoffrey Holsclaw (Marquette University) "Can Hermeneutics Overcome Historicism? The Ethics of Textual and Sacramental Practices" 10:00-11:00 Mr. Nathan Blackerby (Marquette University) "Knowledge and Society: Two Interpretations of Alfarabi's Political Philosophy" 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:30 Dr. Sebastian Luft (Marquette University) "Interpreting 'Correctly': Authors' Intentions, Readers' Interpretations, and the Problem of a 'Correct Reading'" 12:30-2:00 Lunch Break 2:00-3:00 Dr. Steve Long (Marquette University) "The Unity of Interpretation: Augustine’s Understanding of Language in Light of Mignolo’s Post-colonial Theory" 3:00-4:00 Dr. Pol Vandevelde (Marquette University) "The Ethics vs. the Politics of Interpretation" 4:00-4:30 Coffee Break 4:30-6:00 Dr. Vincent Colapietro (Pennsylvania State University) "Transgressive Fidelity" Visit the conference homepage here:

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