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2013 University of Waikato Inaugural Professorial Lectures

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When:

  • Tue 26 Mar ’13, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2B, Knighton Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The University of Waikato invites the community to attend the first of the 2013 Inaugural Professorial Lectures. These lectures are an opportunity to celebrate the success of our academic leaders, acknowledge their promotion to professorship and showcase their excellence and research.

Michael A. Peters, Professor of Education, has written dozens of books and hundreds of papers and chapters on education, philosophy and politics, but one paper has evaded him for the past decade.

In his inaugural lecture as a professor of the University of Waikato, Professor Peters pursues this elusive paper theorising the concept of "academic pathologies" and examining what he calls the "anxiety of knowing". During the lecture, he draws upon the work of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, widely considered one of the foundational thinkers of existentialism, the American film-maker Woody Allen, and Jacques Derrida, among other thinkers, to talk about the culture of the "academic self".

A cash bar will be open from 5pm. Lecture starts promptly at 6pm.

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