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“The Avowal of Truth: Torture and Confession During the Witch Hunt”

Monday, February 29th, 4:00 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room

Jacob Rogozinski will give a public lecture entitled “The Avowal of Truth: Torture and Confession During the Witch Hunt”.

rogozinski_fullRogozinski is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg, where he succeeded Jean-Luc Nancy in 2002. His research focuses on phenomenological thinking on the ego and the body. he has recently published a genealogy of exclusion and persecution entitled Ils m’ont haï sans raison. De la chasse aux sorcières à la Terreur (They Hated Me for No Reason: From the Witch Hunts to the Terror).

His other books include Faire part : cryptes de Derrida, Le moi et la chair (The Ego and the Flesh), and Guérir la vie. La passion d’Antonin Artaud. His essays have appeared in English in such collections as Heidegger and Practical Philosophy, Rethinking Facticity, Law and Evil, In Levinas’ Trace, and The sublime and its Teleology. In 2014 he was Distinguished Visiting Professor in Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook.