Course on Meaning with Taylor Carman and Simon Critchley at ReD Associates' offices in New York.
Professors in Philosophy Taylor Carman and Simon Critchley curated a course on meaning for our consultants in New York for the fall/winter of 2015 and winter/spring of 2016. The goal of the course is to keep our thinking attuned to the explanatory power of philosophy.
As you will hear on the recordings, the discussions are often lively and connected to what was happening in the world at the time of the session. Both professors are avid music fans, which means they will often explain a section from the readings with an example including Bob Dylan (Carman) or Bowie (Critchley).
Extra session on the text from session 1
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The goal of the course is to clarify the main themes, concepts, and critiques of some of the most influential - and, alas, difficult - texts in the Western canon.
Professors in Philosophy Taylor Carman and Simon Critchley curated a course on meaning for ReD Associates, to keep our thinking attuned to the explanatory power of philosophy.
As a part of ReD's internal training, Taylor Carman, Professor at Columbia and Heidegger expert, gave our staff a course on Heidegger's thinking. This page contains the recordings from those sessions, held at ReD's New York office during the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.
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