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Press Release for Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Alphonso Lingis Discusses "War and Splendor" at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Author and professor Alphonso Lingis will discuss “War and Splendor” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the University Center Banquet Hall on the campus of the University of North Florida.

Lingis is currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University and is a prolific author of several books, including “The Community Of Those That Have Nothing In Common,” “The Imperative,” “Dangerous Emotions,” “Trust,” “Body Transformations” and “The First Person Singular.”

He has had wide success as a public lecturer due both to his captivating style of writing and the performance art atmosphere of his lectures. During public lectures, Lingis generally appears in costume or speaks amidst strange background music or recorded screams, often in total darkness. Combining a kind of post-phenomenological frame of reference onto a wide range of interests that include anthropology, literature, zoology, ethics and psychoanalysis, he is considered by a growing legion of admirers to be one of America’s most influential and daring philosophers.

Lingis attended Loyola University in Chicago, then pursued graduate study at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Fall 2007 Lectures link.