Week 3: Q&A with Prof. Kathleen Higgins (UT Austin)

This week, we hosted a Skype session with Professor Kathleen Higgins from the University of Texas, Austin. Here was our announcement of the event:

In the spirit of the 21st century, when philosophy is routinely done via Skype, UWIP will be hosting a videoconference with a very special guest, Prof. Kathleen Higgins from UT Austin. We will be having a Q&A session, where Prof. Higgins will be answering questions related to the philosophical fields of her studies. Currently, she is writing about the aesthetics of loss and mourning, and her main areas of research include continental philosophy, philosophy of the emotions, and aesthetics, particularly musical aesthetics. Please see below for her complete bio.*
As usual, there will exist pizza, coffee, and ice cream at the meeting.
All graduate and undergraduate students are more than welcome join us, so let us fill up Harper 141 at 6 pm, Wednesday Jan. 22nd, so that we may welcome her to the UChicago community. Hope to see you there!
*Prof. Higgin’s Bio:
KATHLEEN M. HIGGINS (Ph.D. 1982, Yale) is Professor of Philosophy.  Her main areas of research are continental philosophy, philosophy of the emotions, and aesthetics, particularly musical aesthetics.  She has published a number of books: The Music between Us:  Is Music a Universal Language? (University of Chicago Press, 2012); Comic Relief: Nietzsche’s “Gay Science” (Oxford University Press, 2000), What Nietzsche Really Said (with Robert C. Solomon, Schocken Books, 2000), A Passion for Wisdom (with Robert C. Solomon, Oxford, 1997), A Short History of Philosophy (with Robert C. Solomon, Oxford, 1996),The Music of Our Lives (Temple, 1991; rev. ed. 2011), and Nietzsche’s “Zarathustra” (Temple, 1987; 2nd ed. 2010), which Choice named an Outstanding Academic Book of 1988-1989.  She has edited or co-edited several other books on such topics as Nietzsche, German Idealism, aesthetics, ethics, erotic love, non-Western philosophy, and the philosophy of Robert C. Solomon.  She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2013), Visiting Fellow of the Australian National University Philosophy Department and Canberra School of Music (1997), and Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center (1993).  She has also received an Alumni Achievement Award from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (1999).  She is a frequent visitor to the Philosophy Department of the University of Auckland.