by Hamilton College Media Relations/Press Release
CLINTON, N.Y. – Dr. Cornel West, author, university professor and philosopher, will deliver a keynote address at the Richard Rorty Society philosophy conference, being held at Hamilton College from Sept. 8-10. West’s talk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4:45 p.m., in the Chapel and is free and open to the public.
Richard Rorty was an American philosopher and the conference will feature speakers from all over the world, and panels dedicated to literature, politics, philosophy, religion and ethics. West is the author of The American Evasion of Philosophy which was about the pragmatist tradition associated with Rorty.
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written over 20 books and has edited 13. Though he is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, his most recent releases, Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, were received with critical acclaim.
West is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now.