[Ssnet_list] BioFutures lecture: Colin Koopman, Monday 27th,
"Biopolitics & its problems"
aw26 at u.washington.edu
Wed Feb 22 22:51:30 PST 2012
A quick reminder that Colin Koopman will be speaking in the Biological Futures series this coming Monday - don't miss it!
Also, if you're interested, you'll find a couple of background readings posted on the PhilSci reading group GoPost -- we'll be discussing them next Wednesday (3:30, SAV 359).
Department of Philosophy
University of Oregon
Monday, February 27, 2012
Biopolitics and Its Problems: A Genealogical Pragmatist Approach
Contemporary humanities and social sciences research are abuzz with discourse surrounding the intersections of the biological, the political, and the ethical, typically framed in terms of biopolitics and bioethics. While there are many ways of understanding these intersections, an approach that might be referred to as 'genealogical pragmatism' focuses on analyzing relevant practices in terms of the challenging problems they pose and the reconstructive resolutions to these problems toward which we might contribute.
Background reading is available online to anyone with a UW NetID at the Biological Futures in a Globalized World Colloquium GoPost: https://catalyst.uw.edu/gopost/board/suzelong/26086/
Colin Koopman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and 2011-12 Robert F. and Evelyn Nelson Wulf Professor in the Humanities at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Genealogy as Critique: Problems of Modernity in Foucault (forthcoming with Indiana University Press, 2012) and Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, & Rorty (Columbia University Press, 2009). He has published articles in Philosophy and Social Criticism, The Journal of the Philosophy of History, Foucault Studies, The Review of Metaphysics, Metaphilosophy and elsewhere, and recently guest edited an issue of History of the Human Sciences titled "Foucault Across the Disciplines".
Professor of Philosophy
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-3350
email: aw26 at uw.edu
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