My book Posthuman Life: philosophy at the edge of the human will be published by Routledge in September 2014.
"We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine…Continue
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Call for Papers
Whither political theatre?
Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe
Faculty of English, Cambridge, and St John’s College, Cambridge
19-20 September 2014
This conference is concerned with the state and direction of contemporary political…Continue
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Call for Papers and Interventions
Beirut: Bodies in Public
Beirut: Bodies in Public is a three-day workshop inviting artists and researchers to think through the interdisciplinary concerns surrounding performance in public space in Beirut.
Workshop Dates: 9th –11th October 2014
Deadline for responses: 13th June 2014
Location: American University…Continue
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Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based Research
From the very beginning of European philosophy in ancient Greece the relation between philosophy and arts has been highly problematic. On the one hand we find “artist-philosophers” like Plato or Nietzsche, whose philosophical investigations used artistic practices to demonstrate their thoughts; on the other hand philosophy has been extremly hostile to such…Continue
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Arno Böhler/Krassimira Kruschkova/Susanne Valerie (Eds.): Wissen wir, was ein Körper vermag? Rhizomatische Körper in Religion, Kunst, Philosophie.
Transcript Verlag: Bielefeld 2014, 258 Seiten, kart., ISBN 978-3-8376-2687-2
Die Frage »Wissen wir, was ein Körper vermag?« ist für Spinozas Ethik zentral, weil sie die leibliche Fundierung geistiger…
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Renowned dance and Husserlian phenomenologist Maxine Sheets-Johnstone has just published a book on everyday movement.
Book can be pre-purchased at Amazon for RRP 12.95 USD
Putting Movement into Your Life: A Beyond Fitness Primer is both
playful and serious, bridging both popular and scholarly texts. It is engagingly written with two Ponderabilia inserts per chapter that offer slow food for thought on a diversity of topics related to the
immediate topic in the text.…
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For details on the programme for Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality & Posthumanism organised by TaPRA Theatre Performance & Philosophy Group in co-operation with Roehampton University and the University of East London (Centre of Performing Arts Development), see:
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