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

Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May 2015, 6pm - 8pm

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Dixon Room, Mitchell Library Building, State Library of NSW



University of Western Sydney

“Who Do We Think We Are?” Crisis of the Human from Copernicus to the Anthropocene

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.

“Who Do We Think We Are?” Crisis of the Human from Copernicus to the Anthropocene

The first lecture reflects on the series of displacements and decenterings of the privilege of the earth, and the human, from Copernicus through Darwin, Freud to the declaration of the age of the Anthropocene. What is it to be human in a posthuman world?

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, 
bookings essential