Marquette University philosophy Associate Professor Javier Ibáñez-Noé will discuss “Nietzsche’s Critique of Kant’s Ethics” in the Fall 2007 Thomas Rukavina History of Philosophy Lecture at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ibáñez-Noé earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toronto. His scholarly interests include 19th- and 20th-century German philosophy, and he has taught graduate courses in Kant, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Heidegger and the Frankfurt school. Ibáñez-Noé has been published in several journals, including Philosophy Today, Man and World, International Studies in Philosophy, and New Nietzsche Studies. Ibáñez-Noé’s said his interest in Nietzsche stems from the philosopher’s “vision of human greatness and nobility and his diagnosis of the increasing impotence of the West to uphold that vision.”
The Thomas Rukavina History of Philosophy Lecture began during the 2006-2007 academic year. It is named after GU philosophy Professor Emeritus Thomas Rukavina, who, in 1958, became the first lay professor hired to teach philosophy at Gonzaga. Rukavina, who specializes in existentialism, ethics and modern philosophy, retired in 1999, after more than four decades of teaching at GU. The lecture series revolves around presentations concerning current research on the history of philosophy. Speakers in the past have included Karl Ameriks, of Notre Dame University, Jeffrey McDonough, of Harvard University, and C. Stephen Evans, of Baylor University.
For more information about the lecture, contact GU assistant professor of philosophy Kirk Besmer at (509) 323-6746 or via e-mail.