Transformation: Emerson, Gadamer, Sloterdijk (TT 16)

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Dr Jessica Frazier, William Konchak, Lucian Wong
Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Many twentieth century thinkers have balanced on the fine line between secular atheism, and philosophies that affirm the intrinsic value and vital forces of human life. Indeed, thinkers associated with vitalism, pantheism, and humanism have often argued that humanity has within it the resource for self-transformation, development and creative Becoming. In this symposium we explore the ways in which Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Peter Sloterdijk have built a ‘vertical’ drive into their visions of human life.