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Texas Tech’s CISER Hosts Distinguished Philosopher for Haragan Lecture Series

Graham Harman will discuss the ecological conditions of modern living and demonstrate how philosophy is relevant to everyone.

Written by John Davis

WHAT:           Media availability for distinguished philosopher Graham Harman

WHEN:           5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11)

WHERE:         Room 169 of the Human Sciences Building, located off the southeast corner of Memorial Circle on the Texas Tech campus.

EVENT:          Graham Harman, a distinguished university professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, will discuss the ecological conditions of modern living and demonstrate how philosophy is relevant to everyone living today during the 2014 Haragan Lecture Series, sponsored by Texas Tech’s Center for the Integration of STEM Education & Research (CISER).

Recently, Harman was described as “one of the most important philosophers to emerge in the last 20 years” by Timothy Morton, Rita Shea Guffey Chair of English at Rice University.

The author of 11 books, Harman is a leading figure in a philosophical return to metaphysics known as Speculative Realism.

The Haragan Lecture series was initiated in 2002 in honor of President Emeritus, Donald R. Haragan, for his many years of unparalleled, distinguished service to Texas Tech University.

For more information, visit the Center for the Integration of Science Education & Research’s website.

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CONTACT: Christopher Witmore, associate professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University, (415) 377-0404, or christopher.witmore@ttu.edu.

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