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Jeffrey Keefer

PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning (Educational Research) ~ Learning and Development Project Manager (Clinical Education) ~ Internet Researcher ~ Adjunct Professor @NYU & @PaceU in New York City.

Research interests cover educational research and interdisciplinarity. I focus on distance and online learning, internet research, digital identity, social learning and social media, networked and technology enhanced learning, threshold concepts and liminal experiences in higher education, teaching and program design in adult and organizational learning, communities of practice, qualitative methodologies, narrative inquiry, and actor-network theory.

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Axel Honneth

He will present the methodological foundation for his entire book.

Axel speaks with a smart German accent. Wow, he is reading his work. Not paraphrasing, but actually reading it.

The political changes have not been beyond social criticism. Wow, he just mentioned Foucault’s work. Critical theory is out of the Hegelian tradition. The historical past [...]

ahhh, the Welcome Is Outside

No wonder the Symposium has not yet started; that welcome is outside the room where the presentations will take place. I have no energy to go out there, so will sit here and type and check email. Isn’t liveblogging interesting? It is like longer Twittering. Perhaps Twitter (without formatting or image inserts or tags) is [...]

Nancy Fraser’s Introduction of the Symposium

The symposium was started in 1980 by Reiner Shurmann, the chair of the philosophy department at the time. The purpose was to look at the contemporary issues that were important to Hannah Arendt’s thinking. Reiner chaired the philosophy department for many years, especially during the time when the administration was considering eliminating the program.

It [...]

Axel Honneth Introduced by Jay Bernstein

Jay Bernstein introduced Axel Honneth, the director of the Institute of Critical Theory in Frankfurt. Jay said he has made a distinctive contribution within critical theory. Axel has innovated and provided a vision for making critical theory sensitive and applicable to a variety of cases. He is the image of where critical theory will go [...]

Introduction of the Political Philosophy Symposium

Here I am liveblogging again. I was finally able to connect to the New School wireless network (the instructions for doing so were well hidden on their website, locatable only via a Google search), and thus am hoping to be able ot post this in real time as well.

I did not think I was [...]

Symposium in Political Philosophy

Tomorrow is the Hannah Arendt / Reiner Schurmann Symposium in Political Philosophy at the New  School for Social Research. The theme for this year’s symposium is Critical Theory Today, and speakers include Axel Honneth, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Luc Boltanski, Judith Butler, and Etienne Balibar.

In the words of Jay Bernstein, the chairperson of the Philosophy Department, [...]

Michael at the Met

Michael Storrings signed his Christmas ornaments, dessert plates and mugs, coasters, and placemats for the fourth night in a row last night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Even though it was raining during the 8th Annual Winter’s Celebration in and around the Tree Lighting at Lincoln Center, people still came out to [...]

Michael Storrings Signs Ornaments at the Met Opera

Michael Storrings will be signing his ornaments and new line of dessert plates and mugs at the Metropolitan Opera Shop tonight. Picked up by today’s Community Affairs calendar of the New York Times as well as News Long Island, Michael will be there during the Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony and the 8th Annual Winter’s Eve [...]

Michael Storrings Ornament Signing #2

I was able to help Michael at his ornament signings again yesterday. He again had some of his friends stop by. I wish I would have gotten more pictures, but it was busy!

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Michael Storrings Ornament Signings 2007

Michael Storrings signed his Christmas ornaments again this year at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City the day after Thanksgiving, and will be there each day over the weekend from 1:00-4:00 on the 8th floor in their Manhattan Flagship location across from Rockefeller Center. Michael creates the original artwork for the ornaments, and then [...]