All interested students, faculty, and staff are warmly invited to the first meeting of the Lost in Translation Reading Group this Wednesday, January 25, at 6 p.m., in the Philosophy Department’s Shula Chair Conference Room (AD B08).
Hosted by the faculty members of the Department of Philosophy and sponsored by the Shula Chair in Philosophy, the Lost in Translation Reading Group offers our campus community the opportunity to read classical philosophical texts in their original language.
For the Spring 2017 semester, Dr. Nathalie Nya will lead the group in a study of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Ethics of Ambiguity” (“Pour une morale de l’ambiguïté”), her second best known work after “The Second Sex” (“Le Deuxième Sexe”). Known as one of the founders of the Second-Wave Feminist movement, Beauvoir created a new theoretical foundation for analyzing the situation and oppression of women. In addition to being known as a feminist, Beauvoir, in the world of philosophy, was also known as an Existential Ethicist.
During our first meeting, we will ascertain the number of people interested in taking part in the reading group, plan out the sections of the text on which to focus, and also survey members on future texts they wish to study.
The LT Reading Group is open to the entire University community. All members will receive complementary copies of the English and original language editions of the group’s chosen texts. Neither fluency nor familiarity with the foreign language being studied is required, only a desire to engage with texts in their original language.