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March 22, 2002

O’NEIL LECTURES IN HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY TO FEATURE CAL-BERKELEY PROFESSOR AT UNM

Two O’Neil Lectures in the History of Philosophy, featuring Hubert Dreyfus, of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cal-Berkeley, are scheduled Thursday and Friday, March 28-29. The lectures are sponsored by the University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy and will be held in Anthropology room 163 at 3:30 p.m.
Dreyfus will present “Anonymity vs.Commitment in the Present Age: Kierkegaard on the Dangers of the Internet,” on Thursday, and “What Could be More Intelligible Than Everyday Intelligibility?: Reinterpreting Division I of Being and Time in the Light of Division II” on Friday.

Dreyfus’ latest book, “On The Internet” (Routledge, 2001), combines and extends his previous work on continental philosophy and on the philosophical implications of technology, which he’ll discuss in Thursday’s lecture. Dreyfus is also working on a revised, second edition of Being-in-the-World, and he will present a portion of this work in Friday’s lecture.
Dreyfus, whose interests include phenomenology, existentialism, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of literature, and philosophical implications of artificial intelligence, has published more than 120 articles and five books. His book on Martin Heidegger, Being-in-the-World (1991), is widely regarded as the single best book on Heidegger available and as a model of creative and original philosophical scholarship.

Among his honors and awards, Dreyfus has won several National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation grants, a Fulbright, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He was recently inducted to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and is a recipient of the Harbison Prize for Outstanding Teaching at UC Berkeley, where he is a professor in the Graduate School of Philosophy.

Dreyfus earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, the College of France (at the invitation of Michel Foucault), and at Frankfurt University (at the invitation of Jurgen Habermas).

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