Kierkegaard Speaker Honors Professor’s 37 Years of Teaching – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Kierkegaard Speaker Honors Professor’s 37 Years of Teaching

For nearly 40 years, Professor of Philosophy Benjamin Daise has taught hundreds of Hobart and William Smith students about Kierkegaard, Plato and other realms of the philosophy world.

In honor of Daise’s retirement, K. Brian Soderquist, a world renowned Kierkegaard scholar and adjunct professor of theology at the University of Copenhagen, will speak, honoring Daise's own work on Kierkegaard.

On Monday, March 31, Soderquist, assistant editor of “Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks,” a translation series published by Princeton University; a member of the Soren Kierkegaard Research Center and a lecturer at Denmark's Institute for Study Abroad, will discuss “Kierkegaard's Nihilistic Socrates,” at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room. The event was organized by the Hobart and William Smith chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Daise, author of “Kierkegaard's Socratic Art,” received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is particularly interested in existentialism and ancient philosophy, with special attention to the idea of self.

The event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department, Zeta of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, The Foster Boswell Fund for Philosophy, The Thomas Howard '72 Fund for Philosophy and the Department of Religious Studies.