George Story Lecture: Prof. Tanehisa Otabe
Thursday, May 20, 7:30-9 p.m.
Memorial University of Newfoundland Presents
as part of The George Story Lecture Series
Kant, Schopenhauer, Heidegger, and Duchamp
A lecture by Professor Tanehisa Otabe
Professor Tanehisa Otabe will deliver the George Story Lecture virtually to the Memorial University community on May 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Newfoundland Standard Time (NST). He will speak on “Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Kant, Schopenhauer, Heidegger, and Duchamp.”
Professor Tanehisa Otabe is the foremost authority on aesthetics and
Romantic philosophy in Japan today and
the former President of the Japanese
Schelling Society. Professor Otabe is the
author of ten books — six single-authored —
covering a variety of topics, from the
history of Western aesthetics to
contemporary art theory.
Dr. George Story (1927-1994) was one of Newfoundland’s most distinguished scholars and
teachers, whose scholarship ranged from Erasmus and Lancelot
Andrewes, through Christmas mummering in Newfoundland, to
the lexicography that resulted in the Dictionary of Newfoundland
English. To commemorate and honour Dr. Story’s contribution to
research and scholarship, Memorial University endowed an
annual George H. Story Distinguished Lecture Series, which
reflects the range and variety of Dr. Story’s intellectual interests.
The day before the George Story Lecture, on May 19, 2021 at 7:30pm NST, the North American Schelling Society will also host Professor Otabe speaking on “Schelling in Japan.” All who are interested are welcome to attend this event as well.
To receive the Zoom link and password for both events please register at https://forms.gle/Xp7fjqKMMYibeWWV9. All are warmly invited!
Presented by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences