hegel-kant workshop at UNAM march 31

very excited to join Marcela García (UMNSH) and Efraín Lazos (UNAM) this Friday (March 31) at their seminar on German Idealism at UNAM.

we’ll spend the morning discussing Hegelian considerations (drawn from Hegel’s ‘subjective logic’) regarding Kant’s conception of logic and the task of the Transcendental Deduction — and then spend the afternoon discussing some of my own recent work on Kant’s theories of consciousness (apperception), concepts, and cognition.  we are also hoping that this will be part of the start of a longer-term research partnership/exchange between UCSD and UNAM/UMNSH, focused on evaluating the prospects for German Idealism today, and tracing out the history of its reception and influence within philosophy in the US and Mexico — so, stay tuned for future events!

public aesthetics event at grossmont college mar 13

really happy to have gotten to talk about street art, public art, the intersection of aesthetics and politics with Nick Riggle today at an event organized by Zoe Close in the Philosophy & Religious Studies department over at Grossmont College.   touched on lots of topics and great pieces, including stop-animation by blu, style wars, and also:

lynn chadwick the watchers 1960

swoon

mark jenkins

manuelita brown

chicano park

lots of good questions in the discussion period — and hope to get the chance to develop some of the ideas further in the near future.