Superdeep #10: “The Acquisition of Practical Knowledge” (Jiyuan Sun) | Wed, Mar 30, 6:30pm

Wed, Mar 30, 6:30 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Superdeep is where we practice – but this week also learn about – “The Acquisition of Practical Knowledge”: this Wednesday, with & from Jiyuan Sun (’24, E&L Philosophy).

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting. (Due to current restrictions in-person attendance will have to be very limited—thank you for understanding.)

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #9: “Benjamin’s Aura & NFT” (Tian Leiyuan) | Fri, Mar 11, 6:30pm

Fri, Mar 11, 6:30 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Even the blockchain can be Superdeep, as our final meeting this session will show: Tian Leiyuan (‘23, Media Arts) will discuss with us her work on “Benjamin’s Aura and NFT”.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or law) is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #8: “Ukraine, Russia, & the Use of Force in International Law” (Nathan Hauthaler) | Tue, Mar 8, 7pm

Tue, Mar 8, 7 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

In response to current events & popular demand: join us for a Superdeep legal primer session on “Ukraine, Russia, & the Use of Force in International Law”. We will discuss firstly legal rather than political or philosophical aspects of the use of force concerning the current conflict in Ukraine.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or law) is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #7: “Discrimination & the Metaverse” (Wei Yi) | Fri, Mar 4, 6:30pm

Fri, Mar 4, 6:30 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Both real & virtual worlds are Superdeep, as we are continuing to learn: Wei Yi (Data Science, ’22) is going to discuss with us his work on  “Discrimination & the Metaverse“, which is the subject of his signature work project.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #6: “Seized by Eros: Desire, Voyeurism, and Inquiry in Herodotus’ Gyges Tale” (Lindsay Mahon Rathnam) | Fri, Feb 11, 6:30pm

Fri, Feb 11, 6:30 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Spring 2022 continues Superdeep: Lindsay Mahon Rathnam (Assistant Professor of Political Theory) is going to discuss with us her work on being “Seized by Eros: Desire, Voyeurism, and Inquiry in Herodotus’ Gyges Tale“, which forms part of Prof. Mahon Rathnam’s forthcoming monograph.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #5: Un prophète (Audiard 2009) | Conversation with Moritz Hauthaler | Tue, Dec 7, 6:30pm, IB 1008

Join us for our next Superdeep workshop session this Tue, Dec 7, 6:30pm: continuing to explore themes from Superdeep #4 (“Dreams in Philosophy & in Film”, with Weifan Mo) we are going to have a streaming of Jacques Audiard’s acclaimed Un prophète (2009). Following the streaming we will have a brief conversation about the film with Moritz Hauthaler (independent filmmaker, theater director, curator based in Berlin & Salzburg; artistic production manager at Salzburg Festival).

The in-person screening will begin at 6:30pm in IB Auditorium (IB 1008); due to current Covid-19 campus regulations attendance will be limited to 20 participants max. The following conversation with Moritz Hauthaler will be held via Zoom (ID 69 79 89 79 69).

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or film) is required.

And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

Superdeep #4: “Dreams in Philosophy & in Film” (Weifan Mo) | Thu, Nov 25, 6:30pm

Thu, Nov 25, 2021, 6:30pm CST; screening 8:10pm CST

IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Join us for our next session with DKU’s Superdeep workshop for philosophically-minded or -interested students & projects. Weifan (Michelle) Mo (’23, Ethics & Leadership (Philosophy)) is going to share with us her current work on “Dreams in Philosophy & in Film“.
Following our discussion we will screen Ingmar Bergman‘s 1957 Wild Strawberries (starting at 8:10pm in IB Auditorium, IB 1008), parts of which inform Michelle’s work.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or film) is required.

And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

 

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Superdeep #3: “Tongqi Marriage & Epistemic Injustice (Yao Jingying) | Tue, Nov 16, 7pm

Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 7pm CST

IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Join us for our third session with DKU’s Superdeep workshop for philosophically-minded or -interested students & projects. This time Yao Jingying (Cecilia) (’22, Ethics & Leadership (Philosophy)) is going to share with us her work on “Tongqi Marriage & Epistemic Injustice“.
Everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required.

Snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

 

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Fat Liberation: Power in the Face of Anti-Fat Bias

Friday, November 19th, 2021*, 9:00 PM CST

Zoom: 336 052 6609 | passcode: aiyo

https://duke.zoom.us/j/3360526609?pwd=b0lDUmp2OU5RSEROTWdEUzZLbzVXdz09

Did you know that an estimated 90% of women and 50% of men are dissatisfied with their bodies? That two of three girls under the age of 13 are already on a diet or considering going on one? That being labelled as fat is for most teenagers, a fear that outranks fears of homelessness, terrorism or death? 

Why are we so unhappy with our bodies? What makes us so fearful of being seen as fat, and so antagonistic towards fat bodies? And is there anything we can do about these fears? 

Join us this November 19 as we investigate and discuss contemporary and historical issues around fatphobia, and what we can do to dismantle our fear and bias against larger bodies. See you there!

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been rescheduled for January 21, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.