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Placement Practice Job Talk—Michael Blezy

Friday November 27, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Michael Blezy is a PhD student and lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. Please join us for his practice job talk, which will begin at 3:00 PM sharp.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83669993906?pwd=OW5aQlFqVmU5YkRsVVNmMitDS3lMUT09

Meeting ID: 836 6999 3906
Passcode: TRU34J

Talk Title

The Scandal of Philosophy: Heidegger on External World Skepticism

Talk Abstract

I argue that if we come to understand Heidegger’s claim that we are fundamentally what he calls Being-in-the-world (in-der-Welt-Sein), then Cartesian anxieties about the existence of the “external world” cease to be coherent. This is because the world, as a context of meaning which allows entities to appear, cannot be interrogated in terms of the worldly relations (such as doubting) that it enables us to take up with beings found in that world.



Friday November 27, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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