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or Samuel Weber, philosopher and professor, talking about language, signification, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kafka, paternal authority, stance, Adorno, Descartes, and Luther. In this lecture, Samuel Weber discusses Luther, Freud, Uncanny, paternity, modernity, place, thread, and consciousness, in relationship to Kant, mobilization, time, humanist bias, and jokes . Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2010 Samuel Weber. Samuel Weber obtained his doctorate from Cornell University in 1960, working with Paul de Man. He then pursued graduate education in Europe, primarily in Germany, and has been a professor in Germany, France and the United States since. Samuel Weber is not only distinguished for having introduced major elements of the Frankfurt School to English speakers; he also brought the Bhaktin circle and deconstruction to the attention of many in America. Weber's published works include Institution and Interpretation (2001), Targets of Opportunity On the Militarization of Thinking (2005), and Benjamin's -abilities (2008), among many others. Weber's work most frequently appears in the form of chapters in books.