For the last session of the seminar « Aesthetics and Practices of the Earth », we are extremely happy to have Thom van Dooren (University of New South Wales, Australia) as our guest. The session will be held on March 8, 2017 from 03:00pm to 06:00pm in the room Henri Janne (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solbosch campus, building S, 15th floor).
To prepare the meeting, Thom van Dooren has sent us a text entitled “Recognising ravens: becoming subjects together”. To access it, please send us an e-mail (tdrumm or awiame [@] ulb.ac.be). At the beginning of the meeting, Thom van Dooren will talk about the issues raised in his text, and then we will open the discussion and work together upon these issues. The session will be held in English.
Speculative Empiricism. Revisiting Whitehead by Didier Debaise will be published soon at Edingburgh University Press.
Translated by Tomas Joseph Weber
A radically new philosophy of experience and speculation, based on a reading of Whitehead’s Process and Reality
Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method of empiricism ever be reconciled with a method of systematic cosmological speculation?
Didier Debaise’s reading of Whitehead shows clearly what a philosophy that makes this possible looks like, how it works and what is at stake. He focuses in on Whitehead’s attempt to construct a metaphysical system of everything in the universe that exists whilst simultaneously claiming that it can account for every element of our experience: everything enjoyed and perceived, willed or thought.
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