The University of San Francisco: College of Arts & Sciences

Dogen, Deleuze, Food, and the Planomenal

Philosophy Presents Jason Wirth

When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: UC 503


Everywhere, Nothing Hidden: Dogen, Deleuze, Food, and the Planomenal

Dr. Jason Wirth

(Seattle University)

A presentation on ecological philosophy (concentrating specifically on the problem of food, its sourcing and its preparation) that brings, perhaps outrageously, Dogen and Deleuze into dialogue.

Deleuze (1925-1995) was arguably one of the most influential postmodern thinkers. Dogen (1200-1252) was the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism and remains one of Japan's most original thinkers.

Dr. Jason M. Wirth is associate professor of philosophy at Seattle University. His most recent books include Japanese and Continental Philosophy: Conversations with the Kyoto School (Indiana, 2011), and The Barbarian Principle: Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature (forthcoming). He is an ordained Soto Zen priest and director of the EcoSangha, a Zen practice group in Seattle.

This lecture is co-organized by the Philosophy Department, Environmental Studies, the Bay Area Continental Philosophy Association (BACPA) and the USF Center for the Pacific Rim. This lecture has been made possible by the generous support of the Mortimer Fleishhacker Fund for Philosophy.