Colloquium for Intellectual History: "The Institution of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism"


Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
This event will be a panel discussion with one of France’s most innovative philosophers Vincent Descombes about his most recent book The Institutions of Meaning (Harvard 2014). Descombes is also author of The Mind's Provisions (Princeton, 2001), Modern French Philosophy (Cambridge, 1980), and Proust: Philosophy of the Novel (Stanford, 1992).
Vincent Descombes L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Webb Keane Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Charles Larmore Department of Philosophy, Brown University
Richard Moran Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
Frederick Neuhouser Department of Philosophy, Barnard College/Columbia