FAH/PHIL Philosophy and Religious Studies Lecture Series – “Overcoming Metaphysics: The Fundamental Feature of Philosophy in the 20th Century” by Prof. Dr. Walter Schweidler, The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany


Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Walter Schweidler, The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

Date:

18 Sep 2019

Time:

15:30 - 17:30

Venue:

E21-G035

Description:

Abstract:

The “overcoming metaphysics” movement has emerged in different trends in the 20th century, such as the logical positivism represented by Carnap, the philosophy of language represented by Wittgenstein, and the phenomenology represented by Heidegger. This lecture will explain the historical process of this movement and the profound differences between these trends.

Bio:

Walter Schweidler was professor for philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum, who succeed the chair from Phenomenologist Bernhard Waldenfels and now holds the chair for philosophy at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Germany. His main research topics are political philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of the 20th century. He is also the chief editor of the “Phenomenology” book series of Karl Alber press and the chief editor of “West-eastern Thinking Road” book series of Academia press.

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

English

Enquiry:

Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme
Tel: (853) 8822 4768
Email: fah.philosophy@um.edu.mo