Martin Hägglund

Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, Yale University

Martin Hägglund is Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of three books, most recently Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life (Stanford University Press, 2008). His work has been the subject of a conference at Cornell University, a colloquium at Oxford University, and a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, entitled Living On: Of Martin Hägglund. In 2014 he was awarded The Schück Prize by the Swedish Academy. His next book, This Life: On Secular Faith, will be published by Pantheon.

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The Search for Immortality

Saturday, December 13, 2014
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

In the Phaedo, Plato asserts that the philosophical life is a preparation for death. Human aspiration, expressed in our science and in our spirituality, nevertheless seeks to transcend the philosophical and biological confines of mortality. How do differences in our awareness of mortality, from developmental death anxieties to the philosopher’s embrace, influence the diverse lives… read more »