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11/10/2005 German idealism focus of Linfield philosophy lecture

McMINNVILLE ? Theodore George, assistant professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University, will present "German Idealism and the Demands of Tragedy" on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, at Linfield College.

George?s research and teaching centers around nineteenth and twentieth century continental European philosophy. His main focus is on Hegel and related figures and themes that emerge in German idealism and romanticism. He is the author of "Tragedies of Spirit: Tracing Finitude in Hegel?s Phenomenology" (SUNY Press, forthcoming summer 2006) as well as articles on Hegel, Schelling and current issues in continental philosophy. George has been a Fulbright scholar at the University of Tübingen, and recently his interests have expanded to include the relationship between continental European and American heritages of philosophy.

George holds a bachelor?s from Whitman College, and both a master?s and Ph.D. from Villanova University.

The lecture is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield Philosophy Department. For more information, call 503-883-2216.