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Philosophy lecture focuses “On What We Are” Nov. 3

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10/23/2015 12:00 AM

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Lewis R. Gordon

Oct. 26, 2015

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Lewis R. Gordon, Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator and musician, will lecture at the University of New Haven on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event will take place in the University’s Alumni Lounge, on UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road. It is free event open to the public.

Gordon is a prolific and world-renowned philosopher. His talk at UNH will address one of the most profound questions there is: What does it mean to be human? 

He writes on many subjects — from existential phenomenology and political theory to popular culture and the philosophy of race.

Gordon has written for a variety of political forums, newspapers and magazines, such as truthout, the Pambazuka New, the Johannesburg Salon and The Mail & Guardian.

His most recent book is called What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought, which discusses colonialism and racism. Frantz Omar Fanon was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer.

 For more information about the lecture, contact Professor Douglas Ficek at

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 the university enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.