Apr 7

Becoming a Man: Fight Club & the Problem of Masculine Identity

Cowling Distinguished Visiting Prof.Charles Guignon talks about violence many feel; attraction to cause pain & feeling pain. Pizza served.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Leighton 236 (new location)
Charles Guignon's talk

Charles earned his Ph.D. at the University of California , Berkeley , in 1979.  He joined the USF Philosophy Department in 2001 after teaching at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Vermont.  Professor Guignon’s interests are Continental Philosophy (Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Existentialism, Post-structuralism, with a specialization in Heidegger), philosophical study of psychology and psychotherapy theories, and recent thought on the self and related matters (Charles Taylor, Bernard Williams, Alasdair MacIntyre, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Foucault, etc.). Authored two books, Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge (1983) and On Being Authentic (2004), co-authored Re-envisioning Psychology (1999), edited the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger (2nd ed., 2006), The Good Life (1999), Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" (1993) and The Existentialists (2004), and co-edited Richard Rorty (2003).

Existentialism: Basic Writings (2nd ed., 2001), and Dostoevsky's "Notes from the Underground (2010). Currently working on a volume for the "Arguments of the Philosophers" series on Heidegger, and Existentialism: An Introduction for Polity Press. Teaching includes a course on philosophy in film and literature and a course titled "The Self: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches."

Sponsored by Philosophy. Contact: Sandy Saari, x4232