Friday, September 9, 2011

AU Grad publishes on Foucault

A graduate of Ashland's Philosophy program has recently published a major article in philosophy. R.d. Crano, who graduated from Ashland in 2003, has published in the 2011 edition of Foucault Studies, volume 11, February, 2011. The article, 'Genealogy, Virtuality, War,' investigates the French philosopher's lecture course on Thomas Hobbes. Crano is a Ph.D. candidate in Ohio State's department of Comparative Studies, where he is completing his dissertation on media, power, and subjectivity after the neoliberal and financial revolutions of global capital in the late-1970s. Previously, he has published essays on European cinema, dramatic theory, and the philosophical thought of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Guy Debord, and Gilles Deleuze. Before enrolling in graduate school, Crano studied philosophy at AU, which he credits for shaping his persistent intellectual curiosity. "I have yet to find a successful antidote for the fever that the study of philosophy has given me."

Foucault Studies volume 11, available here:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Upcoming Philosophy Lecture - Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Lucille and Larry Ford Lecture Hall - Dauch 105

You Can't Teach Ethics in School: Ancient Philosophy & Modern Education

A hallmark of liberty is not infringing on people's minds.  A hallmark of bureaucracy is living by code.  What each modern phenomenon shares is the loss of the inner world as a site of education -- the very world needed for ethics.  Ancient philosophy knew better and so made school a thoroughly ethical experience.  In this talk, I discuss the contradictions of teaching ethics in school today.  Is ancient philosophy more reasonable?

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics
Department of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University