Frank Gelli – Arab Existentialism

Date(s) - 06/12/2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Frank Gelli will speak on Arab Existentialism.

“I will begin by seeking to clarify the meaning of that expression in its component terms. I will discuss whether there is actually a philosophy that could be so designated.
I will chiefly consider the thinking of Jean Paul Sartre, with some references to Heidegger and Camus. Why many Arab intellectuals have been drawn to existentialist philosophy as embodied by Sartre and his politics. My discussion will be largely negative but I will eventually come with, I think, might be a surprise: Arab culture and literature disclose to us the presence in them of a key existentialist hero.”

This will be an online session on Zoom.  To access the meeting please click on the following link SLPC Zoom Meeting.  The meeting starts at 12:30, however, the Zoom meeting will be available from 12:15 to give time for people to connect

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