Perfection and Disaster

Perfection and Disaster 1024 768 Tom Carlson

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A In this essay I am less concerned with developing a cogent and persuasive argument than I am in posing and…

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Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series (I)

Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series (I) 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

The Center for the Humanities and Social Chnage is organising a series of seminars and lectures revolving around the Environmental Humanities from a wide array of perspectives. Upcoming events: 13…

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50 Years on: New Readings of Adorno

50 Years on: New Readings of Adorno 800 800 Susann Schmeisser

Bei der Frankfurter Adorno-Konferenz 2003 konstatierte Axel Honneth eine „dramatische Abkehr“ von Adornos Philosophie und beklagte das Fehlen eines „vitalen, spannenden Forschungsmilieus“. Davon kann heute keine Rede mehr sein. Neue…

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Grazia Francescato. L’arte eretica della sostenibilità

Grazia Francescato. L’arte eretica della sostenibilità 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, December 5 2019 at 5.30 p.m. Aula A Ca’ Bottacin (Dorsoduro 3911) A new event in our “Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series”: Grazia Francescato – environmentalist, activist, politician…

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Modalities of the Perhaps: Secularity, Post-humanism, Uncertainty

Modalities of the Perhaps: Secularity, Post-humanism, Uncertainty 1024 767 Tom Carlson

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Even as multispecies and post-humanist scholarship expands definitions of being, it nonetheless restricts other-than-humans to entities that previously went under…

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Attending to the Lessons of the Pond: Henry David Thoreau’s “Revery”

Attending to the Lessons of the Pond: Henry David Thoreau’s “Revery” 1024 768 Tom Carlson

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A In the forced labor camp of attention that is society today, many find that being attentive leads to distractedness, their…

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Meaning and Melancholia: Leo Tolstoy, Max Weber, William James

Meaning and Melancholia: Leo Tolstoy, Max Weber, William James 150 150 Tom Carlson

November 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A For a century now, Max Weber’s famous description of the genesis of the modern world as a gradual process of “disenchantment,”…

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Denying Reality: A Polanyian Theory of the Contemporary Crisis

Denying Reality: A Polanyian Theory of the Contemporary Crisis 810 455 Tom Carlson

November 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A The present global environmental situation seems to be one of crisis, a failure to secure a human future. Is this fundamentally…

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Endless Happiness: Confessions of a Recovering Addict

Endless Happiness: Confessions of a Recovering Addict 889 1024 Tom Carlson

November 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A I set out to write about how to be happy, and my questions about happiness led me to a consideration of…

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With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today

With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today 682 1024 Tom Carlson

October 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Based on a reading of key chapters from Thomas A. Carlson’s With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today…

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