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October 23rd, 2012

How to be Finite without Being Second-Rate

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

October 23rd, 2012

How to be Finite without Being Second-Rate

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Joseph Schear/ Simon Glendinning

Tuesday 23 October 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Joseph Schear, University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy, Christ Church, University of Oxford

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

We are, according to tradition, finite beings, with finite intellects, cut to a measure forever beyond our reach. Kant and then Heidegger broke with tradition: our finitude is not a lack or a privation but something positive, something that enables.

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