NIAS-CSP Friday Online Lecture on "Existential Posthumanism: A Path of Self-Discovery"
NIAS CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES PROGRAMME
NIAS-CSP Friday Online Lecture
Organised by NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bengaluru 560012
Topic: "Existential Posthumanism: A Path of Self-Discovery"
Speaker: Prof. Francesca Ferrando
Introduction & About NIAS CSP Friday Lectures: Niharika Sharma
Chairperson: Dr. Saurabh Todariya
Date: 15 January 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30 P.M. (IST)
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About the Speaker: Francesca Ferrando teaches Philosophy at NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University. A leading voice in the field of Posthuman Studies and founder of the NY Posthuman Research Group, she has been the recipient of numerous honours and recognitions, including the Sainati prize with the Acknowledgement of the President of Italy. She has published extensively on these topics; her latest book is Philosophical Posthumanism (Bloomsbury 2019). In the history of TED talks, she was the first speaker to give a talk on the topic of the posthuman. US magazine “Origins” named her among the 100 people making a change in the world.
Abstract: Posthumanism is a philosophy of the 21st century that deeply enriches our existential awareness and interacting in the world, as individuals, as a society and a species. Emerging in the global call for social change, responsible science and multispecies coexistence, posthumanism investigates the human condition not as an autonomous biological event to be addressed per se, but as as a cosmic co-emergence, from a location that is deeply aware of our geological time: the Anthropocene. This take is full of potential. Posthumanism will bring precious insights on how to pursue a way of living which can bring radical change. This lecture is not about how we could change our society tomorrow; instead, it is a realistic call to do it now, starting from the self.
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