Event

#2 David Wood: Responsibility in the age of climate change

When
Wednesday 29 April 6pm - 8pm

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Venue

Dixon Room, Mitchell Library Building, State Library of NSW

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Philosophy@UWS of the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with the State Library of NSW, ABC Radio National and Fordham University Press


Time Today: Thinking Geologically

Philosophy@UWS of the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with the State Library of NSW, ABC Radio National and Fordham University Press invite you to this year’s Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society.

Climate change brings new significance to traditional philosophical questions around reason, agency, responsibility, community and our place in nature. The focus is shifting away from promoting the good life and towards the survival of the species. Leading environmental philosopher David Wood tackles the Anthropocene in his Sydney Lectures.

Time Today: Thinking Geologically

The second lecture argues for the need to develop a new temporal phronesis – a sophisticated fluency in the aporetic nature of time (the paradoxical structures with which it presents us), its multi-layeredness and multi-dimensionality

David Wood is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His books includes Time after Time (2007); The Step Back: Ethics and Politics After Deconstruction(2005); Thinking After Heidegger (2002);The Deconstruction of Time (2001), and Philosophy at the Limit (1990).

$10 per lecture or $25 whole series
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