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Continental Philosophy Group Talk (Claude Romano, Sorbonne and Australian Catholic)
Friday December 2, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Continental Philosophy Group is pleased to welcome Claude Romano, an associate professor of Philosophy at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and a professorial fellow at Australian Catholic University, as its speaker. Dr. Romano works in contemporary philosophy, especially philosophical hermeneutics and phenomenology, with an additional strong interest in the analytic tradition from Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle onward. In 2010, he brought the analytic and the phenomenological traditions into conversation in a book, translated into English as At the Heart of Reason: Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Northwestern University Press).
The Singular Truth
I would like to address the question of the possibility of “personal truth”, or the truth of the person one is. Heidegger suggested that the meaning of truth that concerns the Dasein is a specific one that is completely different from the usual, « logical » concept of truth as adaequatio or agreement between thought/statement and the facts. I want to show that this claim is not tenable and then consider how to articulate the question of personal identity with the question of truth.
About the Continental Philosophy Group
One of six departmental research interest groups, the Continental Philosophy Group works in the traditions of textual interpretation of human consciousness, phenomenology, and post-structuralist critical theory, among other related traditions of thought.SHARE