Robert Pippin will be giving the talks in his capacity as this year’s Townsend Visitor to the Philosophy Department.  He is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Philosophy, and in the College at the University of Chicago.

Mon., Sep. 19, 4 p.m  Hegel on the Political Significance of Collective Self-Deceit

Tues., Sep. 20, 4 p.m.:  Hegel on Life as a Logical Concept

Thurs., Sep. 22, 4 p.m.: The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness

Each talk will be followed by Q&A.  There will also be a general discussion of the talks with Prof. Pippin at 4 p.m.on Fri., Sep. 23.

All events will take place in Howison Library, Moses Hall (third floor).

For more details, including abstracts of the talks, please visit the Philosophy Department’s upcoming events page at

Hannah Ginsborg
Chair, Department of Philosophy