Lewis Hahn Lecture

The Lewis Hahn Memorial Lecture

The Lewis Hahn Memorial Lecture is a periodic summertime lecture sponsored by the FPC. It was begun in 2012, in honor of Lewis Edwin Hahn, 1908-2004. Lewis Hahn was raised in west Texas, took his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1939, under the direction of Stephen Pepper. He had a full and successful career in the Philosophy Department of Washington University in St. Louis, being recruited to Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1973. He was author of several books and many articles and was especially distinguished by his efforts in comparative philosophy and inter-cultural philosophical and religious dialogue. From 1981 until 2001 he edited the prestigious Library of Living Philosophers. He served the Societies and the Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity, in several offices and principally as its Secretary/Treasurer, from its founding in 1957 until his retirement from active service in the profession in 2001.

 

Hahn Memorial Lecture 2018

“Philosophy Americana: De-professionalizing Philosophy”

Douglas R. Anderson, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Texas

July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM Free and Open to the Public, at the American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought, Murphysboro, Illinois. Sponsored by: Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity and the Societies for the Philosophy of Creativity. The lecture can be viewed here. The accompanying lecture by Steven Miller of Ripon College, “Dylan, Anderson, and Ol’ Moose” is here; and the accompanying lecture by John Kaag, “Cabin Philosophy,” is here.

 

Hahn Memorial Lecture 2017

“Mereology: Parts, Wholes, and the Big Thicket”

Pete A.Y. Gunter, Regents Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Texas

July 21, 2017, 7:00 PM Free and Open to the Public, at the American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought, Murphysboro, Illinois. Sponsored by: Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity and its Societiesn and AIPCT. The lecture can be viewed here.

 

Hahn Memorial Lecture 2014

“Two Types of Creativity”

Robert Cummings Neville, Professor of Theology and Philosophy, and Director of the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute, Boston University

July 22, 2014, 7:00 PM Free and Open to the Public, John Guyon Auditorium, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Sponsored by: Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity and the Societies for the Philosophy of Creativity.

 

Hahn Memorial Lecture 2012

“Creativity of Nobel Laureates in Science and Pulitzer Prize Winners: An Empirical Study of Janusian, Homospatial, and Sep-Con Articulation Processes”

Albert Rothenberg, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Harvard University

July 11, 2012, 7:00 PM Free and Open to the Public, John Guyon Auditorium, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Sponsored by: Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity and the Societies for the Philosophy of Creativity; The Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive and Neural Sciences; and The Library of Living Philosophers.

 

 

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