Professor of English, Emeritus
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
"How Kant, Following Milton, Achieved Actual Experience"
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
100-104 McKenna Hall
Followed by a reception
Reflecting in his Opus Posthumum on Milton's image of reciprocity in "the two great sexes [that] animate the world" of Paradise Lost, Kant glimpsed a unity of theoretical and practical (moral) reason that he had projected, but that had largely eluded him, since the first Critique. The lecture will demonstrate how poetry, working hand-in-hand with philosophy, can make possible a grasp of the real.
Henkels Lecture Fund; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters; Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Chair in the Humanities; Program of Liberal Studies; Department of Philosophy; Ph.D. in Literature Program; Department of English; and Disability Studies Forum