Core Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series: "Must our Public and Private Lives Cohere?"

Philosopher Richard Rorty claimed that there is no need for a person to try to bring together their private attempts at self-creation with their public attempts to promote justice and reduce suffering. These are different kinds of projects, Rorty thought, and we shouldn't worry too much if we cannot find an intellectual or aesthetic framework in which they can be made to hang harmoniously together. On Wednesday, March 3rd at 5:30pm, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities David Rondel will examine the strength of this argument and consider some of its consequences through a reading of Rorty's autobiographical essay "Trotsky and Wild Orchids."

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Meeting ID: 867 9324 7381

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Wednesday, March 3 at 5:30 pm

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