Talk at Bogazici: Wilfried Ver Eecke (Georgetown) on ‘Ethical Reflections on the Financial Crisis 2007-08’ (Friday, 5/10/2012)
Professor Wilfried Ver Eecke (Georgetown) will give a talk on ”Ethical Reflections on the Financial Crisis 2007-08″ at Bogazici University this Friday, October 5th 2012 from 17:00 to 19:00 at Bogazici University. The talk will take place in TB130 (in the philosophy department).
This talk is based on Professor Ver Eecke’s forthcoming book on the financial crisis and the ethics of capitalism. An outline of this book can be found here.
Everyone is welcome.
Wilfried Ver Eecke obtained a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Louvain. He did doctoral and post-doctoral work in Paris (with Ricouer, Hyppolite, Lacan, and Benveniste), in Freiburg/iBr (with Lohmann) and at Harvard (with Putnam, Cavell, Erikson, Jakobson, Kagan, and Brow). He also obtained an M.A. in economics at Georgetown University. Professor Ver Eecke has been teaching at Georgetown since 1967, where he was also Chairman of the Philosophy Department from 1980-1983. He was awarded research grants from the Belgian Science Foundation, the French Government, and the von Humboldt Stiftung. In 1973, he received the annual prize of the Belgian Academy of Sciences and Humanities for a manuscript later published as Negativity and Subjectivity.
His research interests include (1) Hegel; (2) philosophy of psychoanalysis with an emphasis on Lacan — including ethical problems with the treatment of mentally ill persons; (3) ethics and economics — including public policy implications; (4) Contemporary Continental philosophy; (5) the concept of person; and (6) political and social philosophy — including distributive justice.