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Dark Materialism

    Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism This symposium draws on recent paradigms in contemporary philosophy, physics and critical theory. It assembles unique and multidisciplinary reflections on the idea of darkness in its relation to matter in diverse locations, namely: physics, astronomy, ecology, mysticism, speculative realism, psychoanalysis and literature. As a …

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Gabriel Catren – The Thing and the Shrink

Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism Gabriel Catren – The Thing and the Shrink Abstract: This presentation is situated at the intersection of “object-oriented philosophy”, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and topology. At its core is an analysis of the ontological scope of some fundamental notions of contemporary mathematics, notably the topological notions of boundary …