Mellon CDI-invited Fellow
Cornel West, one of America’s most celebrated and provocative public intellectuals, in conversation with Mary Margaret McCabe (KCL) and respondent Constanze Güthenke (Princeton University) on Philosophy in the Public Sphere.
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About Cornel West
Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Dr West is a 1973 graduate of Harvard University and received his PhD at Princeton University.
About Mary Margaret McCabe
Mary Margaret McCabe is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at King’s College London. She was educated at Oxford High School for Girls and Newnham College, Cambridge. From 1981-1990 she was Fellow in Classics at New Hall, Cambridge; she moved to KCL in 1990. She has spent some extended periods in the USA: at Harvard, at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC, and at Princeton. From 2005-2008 she was a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow. In 2009 she was elected President of the British Philosophical Association. She is the general editor of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in the Dialogues of Plato.
About Constanze Güthenke
Constanze Güthenke is interested in the reception of ancient texts, ideas and materials moving outside their own spatial, temporal, social or cultural contexts, from antiquity to the modern period. She has taught and written on Hellenism, on the history of Classics and the Humanities, and on scholarly knowledge in national and international contexts, including the transatlantic.