2012-2013 Living Philosopher: Catherine Malabou

Study philosophy about and with a living philosopher during a year-long program being offered for 2012-2013.

Catherine Malabou is one of the most creative, wide-ranging, and discussed contemporary philosophers in the world today. Her work is located at the nexus of neuroscience, psychoanalysis, philosophy, religion, and feminist theory.

LVC hosted Malabou for a series of lectures and discussions on April 10 and 11 in anticipation of the College's Inquiry symposium. Click here for a schedule of events.

The LVC Symposium on a Living Philosopher provided a unique undergraduate learning experience. Students  focused on the work of Catherine Malabou, a major contemporary philosopher, in a year-long program, integrating several types of learning experiences.
  • A seminar course on Malabou's work, team taught by LVC faculty from the Religion and Philosophy Department.
  • Personal encounters with Malabou.
  • A series of public lectures by and about the significance of Malabou's philosophy from established scholars on her work.
  • A public symposium where students present their research to the community and engage Malabou directly in reflection on her work.
For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Robbins, associate professor of religion and philosophy, at robbins@lvc.edu. The symposium was open to majors and non-majors.

The LVC Symposium on a Living Philosopher was funded by the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education.