Wednesday, 30 September 2009

NTU Philosophy Seminar Series

NTU Philosophy Seminar Series

The Philosophy Teaching and Research Group, based in the School of Arts and Humanities, will be running a series of reading based seminars this year on the theme of Speculative Materialism. Associated with the work of Quentin Meillassoux, Graham Harman, Ray Brassier and Ian Hamilton Grant, Speculative Materialism is fast becoming a new thought-style in contemporary philosophy and increasingly influential in a range of other humanities and social science based disciplines.

The first session will discuss a classic paper that is often cited as one of the forerunners of this new philosophical dispensation – Wilfred Sellars’ 1963 paper Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man. In subsequent weeks we will go on to discuss Ray Brassier’s book Nihil Unbound and Quentin Meillassoux’s recent and highly acclaimed work After Finitude.

These seminars should appeal to all those who want to keep abreast of conceptual innovations in contemporary philosophy.

The first seminar will take place on Wednesday Oct 28th, 1-2 pm, in ICAn 215. All are welcome.

For further information please contact Neil Turnbull, Ruth Griffin or Patrick O’Connor.