Spring 2007 Karbank Symposium in Environmental Philosophy

Nature and the Good Life

Friday, March 9, 2007
Photonics Center, Colloquium Room 9th Floor, 8 Saint Mary’s Street
Moderator: Simon Keller, Boston University

10:00 a.m.-noon
David Schmidtz, University of Arizona
Saving the Elephants
Respondent: Ronald Sandler, Northeastern University

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Nick Zangwill, University of Oxford
Clouds of Illusion in the Aesthetics of Nature
Respondent: Amelie Rorty, Harvard University

3:45-5:45 p.m.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Brown University
Nature vs. the Tragedy of Emma Faust Tillman’s Death
Respondent: Charles Griswold, Boston University

“Tragedy and German Philosophy: From Lessing to Hegel”
Conference Schedule

All lectures will be held on the campus of Boston University at The Castle, 225 Bay State Road.

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Session I

* 2:00 pm Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston University) “Beyond Good and Evil: Sympathy and Sublimity in Schiller’s Conception of Tragedy”
* 3:00 pm Frederick Beiser (Syracuse) “Eros vs. Dionysos”
* 4:00 pm Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame) “Late Tragedy and Late Philosophy: Stages of a Genealogy”

Friday, March 30, 2007

Session II

* 9:30 am Nicholas Boyle (Magdalene College, Cambridge) “Goethe and Tragedy”
* 10:30 am Jane Kneller (Colorado State) “The Gravity of Tragedy”

Session III

* 1:00 pm Christoph Jamme (Lüneburg) “Hölderlin’s Theory of Tragedy”
* 2:00 pm Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore) “The Modern Shape of Tragic Consciousness and Hölderlin’s Hyperion”

Session IV

* 3:15 pm Terry Pinkard (Georgetown) “Hegel on Heroes and Fanatics”
* 4:15 pm Allen Speight (Boston University) “The Poetics of Idealism”