The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College will present “Critical Theory as Political Philosophy? Reflections on Honneth and Hegelianism” with Robert Pippin of the University of Chicago on Mar. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Higgins Hall, Room 300. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Chicago. Working primarily within the German philosophical tradition, Pippin has written extensively on self-consciousness, conceptual change, freedom, and issues within political philosophy. He is a leading scholar of several philosophers, including Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Marcel Proust, Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, and Henry James. Notably, however, his scholarship also extends to both ancient philosophy and critical theory, and his works have explored several interdisciplinary subjects, such as literature, modern art, and film. His most recent books are After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernismand Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy. His other titles include Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness; Modernism as a Philosophical Problem: On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture; Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy, and Hollywood Westerns and American Myth: The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy.