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Open lectures with Joseph Rouse, Hedding Professor of Moral Science at Wesleyan University, USA, and Theodore Schatzki Professor of Geography and Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, USA.
11.09.2017 kl. 15.00 - 17.30
Defenders of human exceptionalism emphasize central features of human life as achievements that are not among the known capabilities of other organisms. Critics of anthropocentric humanisms aim to show instead that the supposed markers of human difference, (e.g, language, intelligent behavior, tool use, capacities for suffering and empathy, or ethical responsiveness) are also present in distinctive forms among many other organisms, but in doing so, they too make human capacities the measure of what matters in other ways of life. Professor Rouse’s talk draws upon recent developments in evolutionary biology to shift the terms of these debates, arguing that the distinctive capacities emerging in the human lineage are mostly irrelevant to and likely counterproductive to other organisms’ ways of life. We are very strange organisms rather than very special ones, and understanding our strangeness allows us to reframe constructively the debates about how we ought to understand and relate to other forms of life.
Joseph Rouse is Hedding Professor of Moral Science in the Philosophy Department and the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University. He is a leading philosopher of science and the author of several books on scientific practices, among others How Scientific Practices Matter (2002) and Articulating the World (2015). For more information visit: http://jrouse.blogs.wesleyan.edu
Professor Schatzki’s remarks will canvas a range of basic issues and ideas about agency. The talk will begin by pointing out that academic theoretical discussions of the term “agency” have seized upon and elaborated just one of the uses made of it in nonacademic contexts. It will then claim that the word, as a theoretical term of art, has three basic senses: doing, choice, and making a difference to social life. The ambiguity and human-centeredness of the concept as so understood will be stressed. Following this, it will be argued that this human-centeredness does not preclude other entities from possessing agency and simply leaves open what range of features associated with human agency should be attributed to anything else. Several so-called “posthumanist” uses of the term will then be discussed along with the insights into human agency that these uses yield. The talk will conclude with a plea for judiciousness, arguing that the interesting questions of nonhuman agency concern dolphins, robots, and aliens.
Theodore Schatzki is Professor of Geography and Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, USA, and Adjunct Professor at Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University. He is recognized as one of the pioneering scholars of Practice Theory, and the author of several books and co-editor of, among other things, two volumes on practice theory: The Nexus of Practices (Routledge, 2017) and The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory (Routledge, 2001). For more information visit: https://philosophy.as.uky.edu/users/schatzki
Aalborg University Copenhagen - room 1.008
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 København SV
No need to register - all are welcome.
If you have any questions please contact:
Prof. Anders Buch
Department of Learning and Philosophy
08.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 09.08.2018 kl. 16.00
DET ’SIKRE’ VALG TIL EN UVIS FREMTID – EN SOCIOLOGISK ANALYSE AF UNGES MOTIVER FOR VALG AF UNGDOMSUDDANNELSE
09.08.2018 kl. 10.00 - 09.08.2018 kl. 12.00
Title: David Simon’s American City: The Corner, The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero, and The Deuce
10.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 10.08.2018 kl. 16.00
13.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 14.08.2018 kl. 17.30
The CIE Expert Tutorial and Workshops on Research Methods for Human Factors in Lighting will be a forum for discussion and advancement of best practices in lighting research.
13.08.2018 kl. 09.30 - 17.08.2018 kl. 16.00
This workshop aims to explore the ways in which ongoing research can be translated into publications in high ranking international journals within and across disciplines.
14.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 14.08.2018 kl. 16.00
16.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 16.08.2018 kl. 17.00
A special issue of ‘Magaart contributions’ on the theme: Stability, Democracy and Rights in post-conflict areas. Before the book launch and reception, there is a seminar with presentations on aspects of the special issue, which you are also welcome to atend.
17.08.2018 kl. 08.30 - 17.08.2018 kl. 15.30
Kontekstualisering er et grundvilkår for megen humanistisk og samfundsvidenskabelig forskning og af denne grund er der også en tilsvarende stor debat om principperne for dette videnskabelige greb. Dette ph.d.-kursus kigger nærmere på denne udfordring med udgangspunkt i ph.d.-stipendiaternes egne forskningsprojekter og papers.
20.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 24.08.2018 kl. 13.00
This intensive course is specifically targeted at researchers and professionals within the broad healthcare field. The course will offer exposure to different analytical frameworks, covering micro and macro perspectives on both oral and written data in a range of healthcare sites.
21.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 21.08.2018 kl. 15.00
Title: Gender, Peace, and Security in the Royal Danish Air Force: Unfolding Soldier Narratives
21.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 21.08.2018 kl. 16.00
22.08.2018 kl. 12.00 - 24.08.2018 kl. 15.00
The purpose of this year’s summer school is to address different types of troubles and challenges when collecting and interpreting qualitative data and writing up the analysis. The course lectures will address various types of challenging research settings such as investigating and gaining access in specific types of organisations or milieus.
22.08.2018 kl. 12.30 - 22.08.2018 kl. 16.00
SBi inviterer til workshop, som indledning på projektet om udarbejdelsen af tre nye SBi-anvisninger om membraner til tagdækning.
22.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 22.08.2018 kl. 16.00
23.08.2018 kl. 09.30 - 23.08.2018 kl. 15.00
Master of Public Governance (MPG-uddannelsen) på Aalborg Universitet inviterer alle med interesse for offentlig ledelse til uddannelsens årlige Ledelsedag. Fokus for dagen er offentlig ledelse, og hvordan vi skaber bedre offentlig ledelse. Vi tager udgangspunkt i Ledelskommissionens anbefalinger om god offentlig ledelse, og der lægges op til debat og replikker fra både forskere og praktikere.