[SydPhil] Notification: Philosophy Seminar: John Grumley (Sydney) @ Wed 17 Mar 2021 15:30 - 17:00 (AEDT) (Seminars)

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Title: Philosophy Seminar: John Grumley (Sydney)
The next philosophy department seminar will take place on 17 March at  
3:30pm on Zoom. Our speaker will be John Grumley. Please find more details  
about the talk and the Zoom link below.-----------------Towards an  
Intellectual Biography of George MarkusJohn Grumley  
(Sydney)Abstract. Retired from Philosophy at the University of Sydney  
in 1998 (teaching pro bono till 2001), Professor George Markus joined us in  
1978. Highly respected amongst his immediate colleagues within  
the 'Budapest School', other stars at the apex of world philosophy (Jurgen  
Habermas, Zygmunt Bauman, Martin Jay, Richard Bernstein, Michel Lowy,  
Johann Arnason) also recognised him as one of their own. Formed in the  
1950s around Gyorgy Lukacs's project of rehabilitating a humanist Marxism,  
members of the Budapest School became political refugees from the mid  
1970s. Some were dismissed from their lecturing positions and six of the  
key figures moved to Australia in the late 1970s. Markus stayed with the  
Department of Philosophy in Sydney for the rest of his life, despite  
inducements first to join the New School for Social Research in New York in  
the 1970s and later to the ANU in the mid 1990s. As Seyla Benhabib once  
observed. George Markus 'was a special person' and, as anyone who had the  
privilege of being taught by him or working with him knows, he was an  
exceptional and original mind. Why, then, did Markus achieve a relatively  
modest public profile? This paper will begin by drawing on some  
observations from his biography and his philosophical temperament to  
explain this riddle. This project of making some sense of Markus will of  
necessity require us to talk a bit about the history of the Department of  
Philosophy at the University of Sydney during a tumultuous political and  
social decade. Markus often said that the history of philosophy a ceaseless  
debate amongst the schools of philosophy. As a participant in those lively  
years, first as a student and then as a staff member, my account of this  
period is bound to be controversial. In the second part of the paper, I  
make a case for the remaining contemporaneity of his work by comparing it  
to the two great late twentieth century exponents of critical theory:  
Jurgen Habermas and Michel Foucault. This is also bound to provoke  
discussion.-----------------michael.nielsen at sydney.edu.au is inviting you  
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When: Wed 17 Mar 2021 15:30 – 17:00 Eastern Australia Time - Sydney
Where: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/87311409660
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