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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 …

Dorothée Legrand – Constitutive Self-Negation

Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism Dorothée Legrand – Constitutive Self-Negation Abstract: Phenomenology has insistently contributed to the understanding of the irreducibility of two bodily dimensions: the body-as-subject anchoring one’s first-person perspective, carrying out one’s projects and the body-as-object constrained by its immersion in the material world, scrutinized by others. This presentation …