Workshop: Facing Death, Rhodes, 27-29 Nov 2013

Facing Death

Workshop, Rhodes University November 27-29


Wednesday, 27 November

9.30-11.00       Dylan Futter (University of the Witwatersrand), ‘An Awesome Pain and a Hobgoblin: Fear of Death in Plato’s Phaedo

11.00-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1.00      Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick College), ‘The Significance of Insignificance: Two Ways to Learn to Die in an Egocentric World’

1.00-2.00         Lunch

2.00-3.30         JJ Valberg (University College London), ‘The Awfulness of Death’

3.30-4.00         Coffee

4.00-5.30         Michael Sigrist (George Washington University), ‘Existing in the Face of Death: What’s Wrong with Ivan Ilyich?’

Thursday, 28 November

9.30-11.00       Ben Bradley (Syracuse University), ‘How Should We Feel About Death?’

11.00-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1.00      Travis Timmerman (Syracuse University), ‘Your Death Might Be the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to You, but Maybe You Shouldn’t Care’

1.00-2.00         Lunch

2.00-3.30         Thad Metz (University of Johannesburg), ‘Even if Death does not Deprive, One Ought to Dread It’

3.30-4.00         Coffee

4.00-5.30         Adam Buben (Leiden University), ‘Technology of the Dead: Objects of Loving Remembrance or Replaceable Resources?’

Friday, 29 November

9.30-11.00       Pedro Tabensky (Rhodes), ‘Death’s Work’

11.00-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1.00      Ward E. Jones (Rhodes), ‘Death and Being Loved’

1.00-2.00         Lunch

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