Eric Gans Invitation

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie

Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych

(Warszawa, ul. Dewajtis 5)

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

(Warsaw, 5, Dewajtis Street)

20 października 2018, sobota, godz. 10.00, sala 223

Saturday, 20th October 2018, 10 a.m., room 223Prof. Eric Gans

(University of California Los Angeles)


Why we Need a New Way of Thinking



Lecture in English with discussion in English and Polish


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Eric Gans is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, where he taught for 45 years. With The Origin of Language: A Formal Theory of Representation (California, 1981) he created the discipline of Generative Anthropology. His major recent works in that area are The Scenic Imagination from Hobbes to Freud (Stanford, 2007) and A New Way of Thinking: Generative Anthropology in Religion, Philosophy, Art (Davies, 2011). A new edition of his 1990 Science and Faith: The Anthropology of Revelation appeared in 2015, along with a  translation of Baudelaire’s Les fleurs du mal, and his most recent book, written with Adam Katz, The First Shall Be the Last: Rethinking Antisemitism (Brill). Since 1995, he has edited the online journal Anthropoetics and produced over 500 online Chronicles of Love and Resentment.