Philosophy Speaker: Hannah Kim
Please join the Macalester Philosophy Department in welcoming new faculty memberHannah Kim at a special speaking engagement on Monday 5/24 at 4:30pm.
Meeting ID: 960 5948 0234 Passcode: 482147 https://macalester.zoom.us/j/96059480234pwd=NDRacjVaNU1IaSs0cWo0TnJYdytTQT09
This event will also be held in person with social distancing set-ups and masks expected (except for the speaker) - Old Main 4th Floor Lounge (limited capacity).
Title: Time in Burnt Norton: Metaphysical Claims with Experiential AimsDescription:Eliot’s Four Quartets is not a “philosophical poem” if to call a poem philosophical is to attribute the intent to make philosophical assertions. The metaphysical claims in “Burnt Norton” are made not to make a philosophical point, but to create a new sense of a lyric “now” that produces a time internal to the poem. This is a poetic achievement, and philosophical utterances help to produce the lyric now by foregrounding temporal readerly phenomenology. To enrich our understanding of the possible relationships between philosophy and literature, we should discuss more cases where philosophy is instrumental towards a literary end.