Jewish Studies To Hold Gillian Rose Lecture Feb. 11

Feb. 5, 2002

Baylor University's Center for American and Jewish Studies will hold the 2002 Gillian Rose Lecture on Jewish and Continental Philosophy at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, located on the third floor of Carroll Library. Dr. John D. Caputo, the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, will be the featured speaker. The lecture, which is co-sponsored by the department of philosophy, is free and open to the public.

Caputo's lecture, "The Jewish Augustinianism of Jacques Derrida," will reflect on the Jewish philosopher Jacques Derrida's decades-long obsession with St. Augustine's Confessions.

An Augustinian scholar, Caputo earned his bachelor's degree from LaSalle University, his master's degree from Villanova and his doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. He is the author of More Radical Hermeneutics: On Not Knowing Who We Are, Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida and The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida: Religion without Religion, among others.

The lecture is named for famed Jewish philosopher Gillian Rose. For more information, contact the Center for American and Jewish Studies at 710-1510.

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