Simon Critchley, chair of the Philosophy Department at The New School for Social Research, will be honored as the Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy Classics, during a two-day conference devoted to his work and intellectual interests. The conference is being held this week at University of Texas at San Antonio.
Critchley will deliver the keynote address titled, “You are not Your Own: On the Nature of Faith.” The talk will look at the intensely political St. Paul that emerged in works of a number of prominent contemporary philosophers including Agamben, Badiou, and Taubes. Critchley will also look in detail at Heidegger’s reading of Paul in his 1920-21 lecture course, the Phenomenology of Religious Life.
His most recent works include Infinitely Demanding; The Book of Dead Philosophers, a New York Times Bestseller; On Heidegger’s Being and Time; and the forthcoming The Faith of the Faithless to be published by Harvard University Press later this year.