WHAT: The Dean’s Lecture Series
WHO: Kenneth Haynes, Brown University
TITLE: “Kant and Hamann”
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
WHEN: Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m.
COST: This event is free of charge and open to the public.
DESCRIPTION: Hamann, one of the first readers of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, launched one of the most penetrating critiques of Kant’s philosophy. This critique is carried out in Hamann’s characteristic style of parody, exaggeration, obscenity, and obscure erudition. Hamann powerfully, idiosyncratically, restates the claims of rhetoric against the claims of philosophy.
Kenneth Haynes is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics at Brown University.