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America the Philosophical: Carlin Romano Comments

The Department of Philosophy, Honors College, the Department of History and the Hofstra Cultural Center welcome author Carlin Romano as he discusses his book America the Philosophical, a 672-page study of philosophy in American life. America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) was described as both “ambitious” and “convincing,” “an encyclopedic survey of the life of the mind in the United States,” by The New York Times Book Review, in a front-page review.

Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and Literary Critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-five years (1984-2009), is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Ursinus College and a former President of The National Book Critics Circle. Romano’s criticism has appeared in many national and international publications. As a newspaper reporter he worked at The Washington Post and New York Daily News before joining the Inquirer, and has also served as Critic-at-Large of Lingua Franca and literary columnist at The Village Voice. He was one of three finalists for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Romano has taught philosophy at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Yeshiva University, Williams College, Bennington College, Temple University, and St. Petersburg State University and Herzen University in Russia, where he was a Fulbright professor. He has been a Fellow at Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge and Tel Aviv universities and a Fulbright Scholar to Germany. Romano was born in Brooklyn, New York, and earned his academic degrees at Princeton (philosophy), Yale (philosophy), and Columbia (law).

 

 


CARLIN ROMANO

Guggenheim Fellow 2013

Author, America the Philosophical

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hofstra Cultural Center Theater

9:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
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