A.P.E. — Art, Philosophy & Ecology — Séminaire & Conversation avec TIMOTHY MORTON


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A.P.E. — Art, Philosophy & Ecology
Séminaire & Conversation avec TIMOTHY MORTON

Past: 2015-12-18 16:00:00 +0100 → 2015-12-19 19:00:00 +0100


Bétonsalon — Centre for Art and Research has the pleasure to host a double event with philosopher Timothy Morton to investigate the connections between art, philosophy and ecology. Timothy Morton has become a fundamental figure in the contemporary philosophical thought and one of the referents of the object-oriented ontology. He proposes a unique analysis of the entanglement between nature and civilization asserting that in order to develop a properly ecological view, we should relinquish the idea of nature itself. One week after the end of COP 21 in Paris, this twofold event will further elaborate on the repercussions of the global warming crisis, this time from the perspective of the object-oriented thought.

Friday December 18, from 4 to 7 pm: Seminar (by registration only)

On the 18th of December, Timothy Morton will give a seminar to further explain the concepts he developed in recent years, such as Dark Ecology, Hyperobjects, or the Mesh. The seminar will be adapted and personalized with the participants. Due to a limited number of places this event requires registration through the following form: https://www.formpl.us/form/0B6he6HBfZYoveFI3NGltdHNQak0/
The deadline to submit your registration is on the 11th of December, and the confirmations will be communicated by the 14th of December.

Saturday December 19, at 3:30pm: Public conversation with Timothy Morton

The following day, on the 19th of December, Timothy Morton will give a public talk about the interconnexions between art, philosophy and ecology. More information will be coming soon.

Free entrance. Both events will be held in English.

Timothy Morton is the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He is the author of “Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism and Critical Theory” (Chicago, forthcoming), “Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World” (Minnesota, 2013), “Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality” (Open Humanities, 2013), “The Ecological Thought” (Harvard UP, 2010), “Ecology without Nature” (Harvard, 2007), seven other books and one hundred and twenty essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music. He blogs regularly at http://www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com/

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