Composting #21: The Urgency to Think and Feel – Feminist Philosophies of Science

Tuesday 10 October, 4-5:30 | Facilitated by Undine Sellbach | Readings: Stengers (2015) ‘Gaia, The Urgency to Think (and Feel)’, Stengers (2012) ‘Reclaiming Animism’

 

This week explores recent writing by feminist philosophers of science Isabelle Stengers and Vinciane Despret, to ask what new kinds of academic practice and collaboration, their work might open up.

LOCATION: Brennan McCallum building, Level 8, SOPHI Common Room, the University of Sydney

REQUIRED READING:

Isabelle Stengers (2015) ‘Gaia, The Urgency to Think (and Feel)‘, presented at Os Mil Nomes de Gaia: do Antropoceno a Idade da Terra.

Isabelle Stengers (2012) ‘Reclaiming Animism‘, e-flux journal, #36

TIME PRESSED:

Isabelle Stengers (2015) ‘Gaia, The Urgency to Think (and Feel)

OPTIONAL READING:

Isabelle Stengers and Vinciane Despret (2014) “We who are the University,” Women who Make a Fuss: the Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf, University of Minnesota Press.

Bruno Latour (2016) “Foreword: the Scientific Fables of an Empirical La Fontaine” What would Animals Say if We Asked the Right Questions? University of Minnesota Press.

Vinciane Despret (2016) “L is for Laboratory: What are Rats interested in During Experiments?” What would Animals Say if We Asked the Right Questions?, University of Minnesota Press.

Isabelle Stengers (2015) “Preface to the English Language Edition” In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism, Open Humanities Press.

Isabelle Stengers (2017) “Autonomy and the Intrusion of Gaia” South Atlantic Quarterly.

 

Header image: Cover image from Isabelle Stengers’ book In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism

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