Prof. Andrew Bowie - 'Antiphilosophy'
20 November 2013 - 4:00-5:30 - Room ABG003
Abstract: Three of the twentieth century's most significant philosophers, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and T.W. Adorno can be regarded as 'antiphilosophers'. The talk will explain why, and explore the consequences of their approaches for doing philosophy today.
Andrew Bowie is Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include: Aesthetics and Subjectivity: from Kant to Nietzsche (Manchester U.P. 1990, 20032); Schelling and Modern European Philosophy (Routledge 1993); ed and trans. F.W.J. von Schelling. 'On the History of Modern Philosophy' (Cambridge U. P. 1994); From Romanticism to Critical Theory. The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Routledge 1997); (ed.) Manfred Frank, The Subject and the Text (Cambridge U. P. 1997); ed. and trans. F.D.E Schleiermacher. 'Hermeneutics and Criticism' and Other Texts (Cambridge U. P. 1998); Introduction to German Philosophy from Kant to Habermas (Polity 2004); Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Cambridge U.P. 2007), German Philosophy: a Very Short Introduction (Oxford U.P 2010), Philosophical Variations: Music as Philosophical Language (Aarhus U.P.); Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy (Polity Press 2013). He is a also a jazz saxophonist.