Robert B Pippin - "Philosophy by Other Means" - Jensen Suther

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Robert B Pippin

Robert B Pippin will dicuss Philosophy by Other Means. He will be joined in conversation by Jensen Suther.

Presented in partnership with University of Chicago Press 

Virtual event


About the Book: In Philosophy by Other Means, Pippin expands his work on the relationship between philosophy and the arts, demonstrating the importance of practicing philosophical criticism and showing how the arts can provide key insights that are out of reach for philosophy, at least as traditionally understood.

“This collection of essays addresses the perennial question of the relation between philosophy and aesthetic criticism with cogency and originality. It’s hard to think of anyone better qualified to explore this question, as Pippin has made major contributions both to the study of modern German philosophy and to philosophical approaches to aesthetic objects, notably painting, literary fiction, and film.”—Derek Attridge, University of York

About Robert B. Pippin: Robert B Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books on modern German philosophy, a book on philosophy and literature, Henry James and Modern Moral Life; a book on modernist art, After the Beautiful, and five books on film and philosophy. He is a past winner of the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, a Guggenheim Fellowship, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the American Philosophical Society, and is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.

About the Interlocutor: Jensen Suther is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Yale University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a range of academic and popular publications, including Modernism/modernityb2o: an online journalThe Review of MetaphysicsRadical Philosophy, and Los Angeles Review of Books.