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DUKE Women's Studies: Rosi Braidotti: The Posthuman Turn

As the 1st lecture in the: 2013-14 Women’s Studies Initiative: Gender and Science, Dr. Rosi Braidotti will speak on "The Posthuman Turn." Lunch will be served. Monday, October 7, 2013 12pm Lunch will be served
When Oct 07, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where East Duke Parlors
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Contact Phone 919-684-5683
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Professor Rosi Braidotti is a Philosopher and Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University as well as Director of the Centre for the Humanities in Utrecht. Her lecture addresses the fast-growing cluster of issues focused on what could be called the post-human predicament. It explores the extent to which a post–humanist perspective builds upon some of the central concepts of poststructuralism, notably philosophical anti-humanism and a non-unitary vision of the subject. Attempts to displace the traditional unity and universality of the subject – which had met with critical resistance on the part of humanist thinkers – constitute the point of departure for a number of philosophical reflections that define the posthuman not only in terms of anti or post-humanism, but also as post-anthropocentrism. The displacement of the centrality of the human itself is the central idea in posthuman thought. Rather than perceiving this as a loss of cognitive self–mastery and ethical decency, she argues that the posthuman condition helps us make sense of and find a new moral compass within, our globalized culture.

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