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【介绍】Dunno: Why and How Philosophers Today Talk About Ignorance, not Knowledge
发布时间: 2017-06-26

SpeakerKyoo Lee, Associate Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York, USA

InvitorAssociate Prof. Dr. Shaomeng Li

Time: 13:30-15:00    23th June, 2017

Place:  Room 111,  No. 8 Teaching Building Beijing Normal University

 

Introduction to the Lecture

From Know Yourself (Socrates) to Know Your Enemy (《孙子兵法》),  What Can I Know? (Immanuel Kant) to Whats Going On? (Marvin Gaye), A Veil of Ignorance (John Rawls) to the increasingly widespread ban on Muslim veil in public places in Europe and elsewhere … we can see how and why knowledge, along with its other, ignorance, remains one of the most enduring issues for human beings. It is as if the more (we think) we know, the less we come to know (of our own ignorance); thanks to the dataological turn in the 21st century, we can now see this paradox more  strikingly immediately on HD TV. This lecture introduces and develops some of the key insights in the contemporary field of philosophy called “the epistemology of ignorance.”

 

Introduction of the Speaker

Kyoo Lee is Professor of Philosophy at John Jay College, CUNY. She is the author of Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad (2012) and the co-editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly Issue on “Safe” (2011) and Critical Philosophy of Race Issue on “Xenophobia & Racism” (2014). Trained nomadically in European philosophy and literary theory, she works widely in the interwoven fields of the Arts & the Humanities, while traveling across disciplinary & spatiotemporal boundaries. Some of her recent academic recognitions include resident faculty fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and The CUNY Graduate Center, along with John Jay Faculty Research Excellence Award. Currently, she serves as an Associate Editor of Hypatia and Derrida Today, and is on the editorial board of Open Humanities Press. Also, she regularly teaches at Summer Writing Program, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, pondering on philopoetics with poets, another full-time pre-occupation of hers.

 

Institute of Foreign Philosophy and Culture

School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University

 

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