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Symposium on Living Philosophers

January 3, 2014 by Editor in On Campus with 0 Comments

By Kristen Bossio ’16

DSC_3071 ezineEvery two years, Siena College devotes a year-long seminar class to studying the works of a modern, living philosopher. As part of the Symposium on Living Philosophers, the featured philosopher visits campus once each semester to deliver a public lecture and interact with the students in the course. This year’s featured thinker is Judith Butler, Ph.D. (right in black shirt), the Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Butler has published almost 20 books on various topics, ranging from war and torture to gender, sexuality and power. She delivered this semester’s lecture, titled “Kinship Trouble: The Bacchae for the Present,” to a full crowd in the Sarazen Student Union.

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