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'Talking Books' - Rosi Braidotti and a panel of guests will discuss her book 'Transpositions: On N

Professor Rosi Briadotti and a panel of guests discuss her book, 'Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics'


Braidotti's book, a philosophical project, deals in an innovative manner with ethical and political subjectivity in contemporary culture. It makes a strong case for a non-unitary or nomadic conception of the subject, against the claims of ideologies such as conservatism, liberal individualism and techno-capitalism. The author takes a bold position against moral universalism, while offering a vigorous defense of nomadic ethics against the charges of relativism and nihilism. A new form of ethical accountability is called for that takes “Life” as the subject, not the object, of enquiry. This ethics is presented as a fundamental reconfiguration of our being in the world and it calls for more conceptual creativity in the production of worldviews that can better enable us to behave ethically in a technologically and globally mediated world. The nomadic ethical subject negotiates successfully the complex tension between the multiplicity of political forces on the one hand and the sustained commitment to emancipatory politics on the other. This books makes for a highly instructive read and it provides an intellectually rich guide to the leading critical debates of our time, presented in a unique and skilful voice.


Speaker(s):

Professor Rosi Braidotti | talks | www
Professor Patrick Hanafin | talks | www
Professor Clare Hemmings | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

22 November 2008 at 3:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Birkbeck College
Malet Street
LONDON
WC1E 7HX

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
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Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
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