Human and Non-Human After the Collapse of ‘Civilization’
With an introduction by Nikhil Anand, PPEH Topic Director
The idea of the ‘human’, as a unitary species, dates back to the founding years of the very structures of modernity that can now be seen to be hurtling towards collapse. As this process intensifies it may bring about a fundamental reconsideration of modern ideas regarding which entities possess such attributes as agency, speech, reason, and so on. If so what kinds of narratives and knowledge traditions can we turn to for guidance about what might lie ahead? This talk explores some possibilities.
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This talk is co-sponsored by The Wolf Humanities Center