[csaa-forum] FW: Two La Trobe philosophy program events in December

Laurie Johnson johnsonl at usq.edu.au
Tue Nov 27 14:13:40 CST 2007

Information supplied on behalf of Jack Reyolds (Latrobe):
Please find information below about two special events at La Trobe
On the afternoon of Dec 10 (Brian Massumi and Erin Manning -
'Thinking-Feeling and the Movement of Thought')
On the afternoon of Dec 11 (David Morris - 'Embryos, the Virtual, and
the Invisible of the Visible: Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze'). 


Thinking-Feeling, and the Movement of Thought, 
An afternoon with Brian Massumi and Erin Manning 

On Monday 10th December, Brian Massumi and Erin Manning will engage in a
discussion of their recent work:  

"The Thinking-Feeling of What Happens,
A Semblance of a Conversation," by Brian Massumi 


"Creative Propositions for Thought in Motion", by Erin Manning

Monday 10th December 2-5pm
English Common Room,
Humanities 2, Room 431
La Trobe University 3086

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you would like to register, please
email Philipa Rothfield (p.rothfield at latrobe.edu.au)

Brian Massumi specializes in the philosophy of embodied experience,
media theory, and political philosophy.  His earlier works include
Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation ((Duke University
Press, 2002), A User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations
from Deleuze and Guattari (MIT Press, 1992), and First and Last
Emperors: The Absolute State and the Body of the Despot (with Kenneth
Dean; Autonomedia, 1993).
Erin Manning is a philosopher, visual artist and dancer. She is
assistant professor in Studio Art and Film Studies, Concordia
University. She directs The Sense Lab, an interdisciplinary
research-creation laboratory that promotes the theoretical and artistic
exploration of the sensing body in movement.  She has published
Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home and Identity in Canada
(Minnesota UP, 2003) and Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty
(Minnesota UP, 2007). A third book entitled Moving the Relation: Force
Taking Form is scheduled to appear out of MIT Press in the fall of 2008.
(Campus map):
Sponsored by the Philosophy Program, La Trobe University



Professor DAVID MORRIS (Trent University)

Embryos, the Virtual, and the Invisible of the Visible: Radical
Empiricism and Nature as Institution. 

The seminar will discuss the 'improvisatory' aspect of embryonic
structures, drawing parallels with the logic of the virtual in the work
of Deleuze and the invisible of the visible in the work of

Time and Venue: Tuesday Dec 11th, 3pm, Rm 431, English Common Room,
Humanities Building 2, La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus.

Professor Morris received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the
University of Toronto. His main interests are Phenomenology and
Existentialism (especially Merleau-Ponty), Hegel and Bergson, with a
focus on the philosophy of the body, mind and nature. His other
interests include 19th century German Idealism, ancient and modern
philosophy (esp. Aristotle, Descartes and Berkeley), and philosophy of
biology. His most recent publications are on: expression and perception
in Merleau-Ponty; Hegel on the understanding; animals and humans, in
relation to the problem of mind and body; method in Husserl, Bergson,
and Peirce; and Hegel on the logic of measuring the body. His book The
Sense of Space is published by SUNY Press. He has recently completed a
manuscript entitled Life and the Body in Hegel's Logic: Understanding
Hegel's Science of Logic through Contemporary Science.

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