20 September 2020, Sunday, 16:00
Following the mathematico-geometrical structure of Spinoza’s Ethics, Michael Marder offers his most recent reflections on dust. Through a preamble, five definitions, two axioms, and eight propositions, he paints a conceptual picture of dust worlds and dust words, passing into one another and infinitely mutating in their finitude. Along the way, he contemplates the meaning of articulation, of translation, and of meaning itself, arising from and returning to dust.
Michael Marder is IKERBASQUE Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and fifteen monographs, including Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (2013); The Philosopher’s Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium (2014); Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze (2015); Dust (2016); Energy Dreams: Of Actuality (2017); Heidegger: Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics (2018); Political Categories: Thinking Beyond Concepts (2019); and Dump Philosophy: A Phenomenology of Devastation (2020) among others. For more information, consult his website michaelmarder.org
The talk will be online and held in English.
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