The Continental Philosophy Group works in the tradition of textual interpretation of human consciousness that runs from Kant and Hegel, through the phenomenology of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, and Heidegger, and into the critical theory of (among others) Arendt, Adorno, Benjamin, Debord, Agamben, and Derrida. We interrogate all aspects of political, social and cultural life using the tools of this tradition. Speakers come from those institutions that maintain interest in this approach to philosophy, and they address both contemporary and historical issues. We typically meet two or three times a year.
Interest Group Coordinator: Owen Ware