Monday, August 24, 2009
Cfp: "Technology, Time, and the Political: Modernity and Memory from Heidegger to Stiegler," Michigan State University, October 3, 2009.
Workshop in Continental Philosophy. Time and memory are predominate themes throughout Continental Philosophy. This workshop begins with Heidegger's meditations on historical time and existence and connects them to contemporary discussions on technology and the political, looking closely at Bernard Stiegler's thesis in Technics and Time that technics is not the result but the condition of human life and its cultural evolution. In addition, Jean-Luc Nancy's reflections on world and globalization, as well as Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's reflections on Heidegger will be addressed. The workshop will problematize these connections through David Barison and Daniel Ross' documentary film The Ister, which deals with the problem of technology in connection with Heidegger's interpretation of Hölderlin's poem "The Ister," and features Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Stiegler. Of special concern are questions about how technology mediates, determines, and narrates human existence, social life, creativity, history, and the environment. The film will be featured during the workshop followed by brief introductions and extended discussions. . . . Further information (including programmes and downloads) may be found here: https://www.msu.edu/~lotz/modernityworkshop2009/.