dis:positions | #3 Earth (Local, Global, Orbital)

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7.30 pm, diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery, Crellestraße 22

Event in English.

Must philosophy, after all, content itself with the idea that another end of the world is all we may hope for? And is the global, today, really just a matter of standards and logistics? Or are there still more fruitful ways of engaging the world, the globe, and finally: the Earth – beyond the paralysis of hyperobjectivity and apocalyptic catastrophisms? This session of dis:positions seeks to return the Earth to the status of a philosophical (and metaphysical) problem, an object not merely given but requiring elaboration. Setting out from local paradigms, we might begin to understand the global entanglements of things.

Élie During Université Paris Nanterre
Patrice Maniglier Université Paris Nanterre

The event is part of the series dis:positions | French Philosophy Today.