H. Peter Steeves - The About Time Show

“The About Time Show is an interdisciplinary, multimedia investigation of temporality and the physics and metaphysics of time.  We are all in the midst of time, at its mercy, held “green and dying,” hoping at best to sing in our chains like the sea.  Yet what is time?  It does not seem to be something in itself that we can experience, though it is necessary for there to be experience at all.  We do not experience time, but rather we experience events taking place in time.  However, if time can be warped and bent—as must be the case if space and time are essentially the same thing—then time must be some thing in itself.  By taking up a philosophic analysis of the scientific and ontological issues in a way that engages the arts (especially literature, music, dance, and theatre) and the humanities, The About Time Show proposes to make clearer how we exist outside of eternity, caught up in a realm of Becoming rather than Being, investigating together what it means to be in time and even, perhaps, discovering how to travel backwards in it.” 

H. Peter Steeves is a Professor in the department of Philosophy at DePaul University. His books include The Things Themselves: Phenomenology and the Return to the Everyday, (SUNY Press, 2006), Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life (SUNY, 1999), and Founding Community: A Phenomenological-Ethical Inquiry (Kluwer, 1998). Steeves is currently working on a variety of research topics, including the origin of life, postmodern aesthetics, the nature of mourning, and cosmology.


Please contact Alecia Person (aperson@depaul.edu) if you are interested in bringing your class to this event. We would be happy to provide a sign-in sheet if you’d like. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 120
2250 N Sheffield Ave


Centers and Institutes, DePaul Humanities Center




Free and open to the public.

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