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FAU’s Center for Body, Mind and Culture Presents Seminar

Two International Scholars to Participate

            BOCA RATON, FL (March 11, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Body, Mind and Culture in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a seminar entitled “Human Nature and Self: Pragmatist Theory from European Perspectives” on Thursday, March 20 from 2 – 5 p.m. in the Majestic Palm Room of the Student Union Building on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   The seminar is free and open to the public.

            Two international scholars will present at the conference.   Kacper Bartczak, a poet, critic and scholar of American studies at the University of Lodz in Poland, will present “Self-creation and Creative Strategies in Neo-pragmatist Philosophy and the Poetry of John Ashbery.”   Barczak is conducting research on American poetics and its relationship to pragmatist philosophy.

            Hans-Peter Krueger, professor of philosophy at the University of Potsdam in Germany , will present the lecture “On Human Nature: Dewey's and Plessner's Philosophical Anthropologies.”   Krueger’s work focuses on embodiment.

            Richard Shusterman, professor of philosophy and the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the Humanities, directs FAU’s Center for Body, Mind and Culture and will be the moderator for the seminar.   Both visiting scholars will remain in residence at FAU for a period of time to conduct research at the Center.

            For more information on the seminar, call 561-297-0851.

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