Leonard Cohen and Philosophy

Please join us as authors Babette Babich, Christopher Ketcham, and Lisa Warenski read selections from

Songs of an Examined Life: Leonard Cohen and Philosophy , edited by Jason Holt (2014, Open Court Publishing Company).

Cohen and Philosophy Book Imaage

With his uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic vision, the aesthetic quality and intellectual merit of Cohen’s work are above dispute; here, for the first time, a team of philosophers takes an in-depth look at its real significance. Join us for an evening of philosophical reflection on the work of this most enigmatic and mysterious pop-star poet.

Babette Babich, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and the author of The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance, Practice, and Technology (2013).

Christopher Ketcham, PhD, writes on social justice, philosophy and popular culture, and risk management, where he has contributed to and edited two books.

Lisa Warenski, PhD, is a philosopher who specializes in epistemology and metaphysics. She teaches at City College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

“Cohen famously said that there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. This book takes the brilliant light of Cohen’s words and shines it into Plato’s cave with such strength the prisoners are not only free but see the sun.” — Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray, author of Doorway to the World of Essences

Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014 (near Sixth Avenue and West 4th St.) 212. 989.9319.

Admission is $8, which includes the price of one drink. Reservations are recommended.