Educated at Harvard, Hubert Dreyfus taught at Brandeis, M.I.T., and from 1968 to 2016, at U. C. Berkeley. His main achievement was to introduce continental philosophy into the mainstream of Anglo-American philosophy: Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and, above all, Heidegger. Dreyfus’s creative development of Heideggerian thought provided answers to two main questions: whether the mind is a computer, and whether there remain sources of meaning in secular modernity. His most influential books are Being-in-the-World (1991), What Computers Can’t Do (1972, 1997, 1992) and All Things Shining (2011). An inspirational teacher, his students have spread across the globe, as well as into the realms of film and business.
Sunday, September 24
Tribble Hall DeTamble Auditorium 1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106