On Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30pm in the Heritage Room (WML 5th floor), Fred Beiser will give a talk entitled “Schopenhauer’s Legacy” as a part of the 2019-2020 Humanities Forum. Professor Beiser has been a major contributor to work on the history of modern philosophy, especially the history of German philosophy (Kant and German idealism) and the English Enlightenment. His book The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte won the 1987 Thomas J. Wilson Prize for the Best First Book. Students in Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy honors society, have been reading his recent book, Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860-1900.
As a part of the Slattery Center for Humanities, the Humanities Forum seeks to bring engaging speakers and artists to campus to enrich our campus climate; engage in public lectures and discussions; and interact with students, faculty, staff, and the Scranton community.
We hope you join us for this, our last event of the Fall, and what should be an exciting presentation.