Thursday, 11 November 2010

Title and Abstract for Luce Irigaray talk, London 5 December

Luce Irigaray is speaking in London on 5 December, 2010.  Her talk is part of the Sexuate Subjectivities conference taking place at UCL.  Conference programme is here:

This is the title, abstract and biography for her talk: 

Title: Remembering humanity

Neither sciences nor a return to traditional religious values, which render difficult the coexistence between different cultures, can save humanity today. Instead this could perhaps happen thanks to a thought inspired by the heart, the organ that can join our corporeality to our spirituality and allow the "old man" of our Western tradition to attain a new humanity. Thinking as an act that concerns the whole being, and especially the heart, can favour the gathering of each within oneself and the coexistence with the other, with others, through the acknowledgement of all the real, the remembrance of it and the love for it. The role of university is crucial for accomplishing this cultural evolution. Will it be capable of being faced with such a task?

Biography: Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. She is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Her work focuses on the elaboration of a culture of sexuate subjects and of their relations. Which represents a basic starting point to meet and share with the other as other, from the most intimate level to the most global and universal level. Luce Irigaray is the author of over thirty books translated in many languages.

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