On 19 May, in celebration of the new book, From Existentialism to Metaphysics: The Philosophy of Stephen Priest, and as part of the HPP-IRC "Persons, Mind and Cosmos" seminar series, Stephen Priest (University of Oxford) will deliver a talk entitied "Existentialism and Metaphysics".
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The volume, From Existentialism to Metaphysics: The Philosophy of Stephen Priest was edited by Benedikt Paul Goecke and Ralph Stefan Weir and brings together pieces by fifteen philosophers and one poet who have been influenced by Stephen Priest, or develop themes in Priest's philosophy, or both.
These include contributions from the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Taiwan and Japan by authors working in a range of traditions. Topics covered include philosophical method, the analytical/continental divide, the nature of the mind (or self, or soul), metaphysics, and the meaning of life. The volume also includes responses by Priest and an intellectual biography, describing some of the life-experiences which caused Priest to become interested in philosophy and to make the transition from existentialism to metaphysics.