Trying to Save Reason from Racism: Hegel vs. Kant on Autonomy and Diversity

Friday, 6 September, 2013 - 12:30

Presented by John McCumber with Commentaries by Dilip Menon and Lucy Allais.

Lunch will be served.   Please RSVP to

Venue:  WISER Seminar Room.

After receiving his  Ph.D. in Philosphy and Greek from the University of Toronto, John McCumber taught at Northwestern University, The Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, and the University of Michigan--Dearborn. He has authored six books, including Poetic Interaction: Language, Freedom Reason (Chicago, 1989); The Company of Words: Hegel, Language, and Systematic Philosophy (Northwestern, 1993) Metaphysics and Oppression: Heidegger's Challenge to Western Philosophy (Indiana, 1999, winner of a Choice book award); Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era (Northwestern, 2000); and Reshaping Reason: Toward a New Philosophy (Indiana, 2005; also winner of a Choice book award).  He has also written over 70 articles and reviews. In 1994-96 he held the Koldyke Distinguished Teaching Professorship at Northwestern University.