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Peter Herbst Seminars 2015 - Deep Time: On Being Geologically Human
Peter Herbst Seminars 2015
Deep Time: On Being Geologically Human
Tuesday 5th May 12:15 – 1.45pm, refreshments to follow
Speaker: Professor David Wood
If we humans are responsible for inaugurating a new geological age (the Anthropocene), does that have implications for how we think about ourselves? Does it not intensify what Nietzsche saw as the problem of affirming life under the burden of history?
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). In 2015 he is giving the 'Thinking Out Loud' Public Lecture series in Sydney at the NSW State Library.