The Philosophy of Bernard Stiegler: Capitalism, Technology and the Politics of Spirit

Location
121 Muirhead Tower
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Dates
Wednesday 9th November 2016 (15:00-16:30)
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POLSIS Seminar Series 2016/17

Dr Ross Abbinnett, who has just written a major book on capitalism and technology, as analysed by Bernard Stiegler, will be in discussion with Prof. Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology (Warwick). Prof. Fuller is an internationally renowned thinker, who has written extensively on the relationship between science, technology and society. The debate will be wide ranging and of interest to anyone concerned with how technology increasingly shapes us. Over the last ten years, Bernard Stiegler's philosophy of technology has become increasingly well-known to English-speaking audiences. The main themes of his work - originally technicity, taking care of culture, and the concept of a global economy of contribution - have become part of an ethical and political critique that has challenged the terms of the neoliberal hegemony. The session will attempt to clarify the terms of this critique, and flesh out its implications for contemporary ethics, politics and aesthetics.  Event is hosted by the Contemporary Philosophy of Technology research group.

Presenter: Ross Abbinnett. Disscussant: Professor Steve Fuller (Warwick). Chair: Justin Cruickshank

POLSIS hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone. view the full list of the POLSIS Seminar Series 2016-17.