On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Robert B. Pippin, a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, will deliver a talk on the relationship between film and philosophy during the 2016 Crom Visiting Professor lecture. Pippin's talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall.
Pippin can claim a dizzying array of writing credits on subjects ranging from modern German philosophy, philosophy and literature, and most relevant to this lecture, Hollywood Westerns and American Myth, Fatalism in American Film Noir, and more.
Pippin is a past winner of the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the American Philosophical Society. He holds the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought in the University of Chicago's Department of Philosophy.
The Crom Visiting Philosopher honors the legacy of Scott Crom, a Beloit College philosophy professor. Crom was described by students who knew him in the early 1960s as being "at the center of the awakening of those of us who went to the Peace Corps or fought for civil rights."
Pearsons Hall is located at the center of Beloit College's campus. Parking will be available on College Street. The event is free and open to the public.