USF lecture to examine ideas of Levinas


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Lecture to Examine Ideas of Levinas

(March 24, 2016) — The University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy and Theology presents a special lecture event on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Brookside Ballroom on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street. The lecture, titled “Emmanuel Levinas on Ethics as First Philosophy,” will be delivered by USF Assistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. Vincent Wargo.

Emmanuel Levinas was one of the most influential Continental philosophers of the last century. A student of Husserl and Heidegger, he questioned the ontological suppositions of their thought. He argued that philosophical thought must begin with the experience of the responsibility for the other. Dr. Wargo will explain how this simple move changes the nature of philosophical thinking, away from metaphysical speculation and toward an ethical reflection on the alterity of the other.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Angie Springer, 260-399-8066 or


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Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.



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