The Centre for Political philosophy, Ethics and Religion and Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites you to public lecture „Why Does Philosophy Have a History?“ given by prof. Michael Rosen (Harvard University)
Date and time: 22nd February, 5 p.m.
Place: room 217, ÚFAR FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2
Quine is supposed to have said that two sorts of people are drawn to the study of philosophy: those interested in the history of philosophy and those interested in philosophy. Yet the history of philosophy is itself a philosophical problem – in fact, one of its deepest – for it challenges the very idea that philosophy is rational. Can the challenge be met? What sort of a history does philosophy have – and what sort of a history ought it to have?
Before the lecture prof. Rosen will be awarded with a memorial medal of Charles University for supporting free development of Czech philosophy and culture in the times of communist totalitarian era.