Mytelka Memorial Lecture: Schopenhauer on Spinoza: Animals and Evil

Yitzhak Y. Melamed, Johns Hopkins University
Nov 2, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm


Event Description

The Program in Judaic Studies, Ronald O. Perelman Institute for Judaic Studies and Department of Philosophy invite you to join us for the 2022 Jeannette Krieger and Herman D. Mytelka Memorial Lecture. This year's public lecture will be given by Yitzhak Y. Melamed (Johns Hopkins University) titled “Schopenhauer on Spinoza: Animals and Evil."

Schopenhauer’s engagement with Spinoza spreads over many fronts, and included both serious philosophical criticism and gross racial slurs.   In this talk, Prof. Melamed will attempt to clarify both poles of this spectrum, and the various prejudices in between.
Yitzhak Y. Melamed is the Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. He works on Early Modern Philosophy, German Idealism, Medieval Philosophy, and some issues in contemporary metaphysics, and is the author of Spinoza’s Metaphysics: Substance and Thought (Oxford 2013), and Spinoza’s Labyrinths (Oxford, forthcoming). Currently, he is working on the completion of a book on Spinoza and German Idealism.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
4:30pm Lecture
A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

> Registration is required.

>  In person attendance is open to Princeton University ID holders and members of the public. In accordance with campus guidelines, visitors must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster), have recently received a negative test, or agree to wear a face mask whenever indoors.

> Ability to social distance may not be possible.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Heather Yacone at [email protected].