Several events coming up:
1. We are hosting Michael for a reception at the Underbelly at 9pm. I have reserved 10 spots but we can colonize more if need be. If you want food, come early since the kitchen closes at 10pm tonight. I would hope all the grad students can make it.
2. A morning hike tomorrow guided by Shannon Hoff. If anyone wishes to come, let her or me know.
3. There is his talk tomorrow:
Michael Naas, DePaul University (Chicago)
“Plato and the Invention of Life”
SN2098, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Tuesday March 29
Professor Naas is a leading scholar and translator, along with Pascale-Anne Brault, of Jacques Derrida. His first book took up the themes of Platonic philosophy as a turning against the Homeric tradition, and his many books since have famously challenged central tenets of Platonism. Naas has always written extensively on Plato and he returns to these themes with this talk on Plato’s conceptions of life.
4. There will be dinner afterward at the Merchant Tavern at 6:30. I got seating for 8. My guess is that we can wrap up dinner by 8 and take Michael either to the underbelly or over to O’Reilly’s or such to hear local music. Ideas would be helpful.
Let’s make this a great visit for Michael.