Professori Dana Richard Villa; Helsinki

Professor Dana Richard Villa, from the University of Notre Dame (USA)
holds a guest lecture for the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy,
University of Helsinki, on November 23, 2006. University lecturer Kristian
Klockars will open the lecture and introduce the speaker.

Arendt and Heidegger, Again
(University Main Building, lecture hall 10, at 12.00-14.00)

Professor Dana R. Villa (Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Theory,
University of Notre Dame) is one of the most significant contemporary
Arendt scholars. He is specialized in contemporary political theory and
the history of political thought. Professor Villa is the author of
Socratic Citizenship as well as two books on Hannah Arendt, Arendt and
Heidegger: The Fate of the Political, and Politics, Philosophy, Terror:
Essays on the Thought of Hannah Arendt. In addition, he has contributed to
the contemporary international research on Hannah Arendt by editing The
Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt and publishing articles in such works
as Hannah Arendt - Twenty Years Later and Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem.
Professor Villa has taught at Amherst College for ten years. He has also
held a professorship at Princeton and Santa Barbara and has received
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American
Council of Learned Societies, the University Center for Human Values
(Princeton University), the Institute for Advanced Study, and the American
Academy in Berlin. He has also published several articles on Arendt,
Nietzsche, Weber, Socrates, and Tocqueville in journals such as Political
Theory, Constellations, American Political Science Review, and the Revue
Internationale de Philosophie. He is currently working on a study of Hegel
and Tocqueville.