The Topos of the Earth: Telescopic and Stereoscopic Visions of the Abyss-in-One

FEB 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

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1200: James Art Gallery

WHEN:

February 21, 2013: 6:30 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Insofar as the modern system of knowledge is a multimodal system of navigation endowed with universal orientation, the question of the topos, or the local, is linked to questions of epistemology and knowledge both in its analytical and synthetic dimensions. The local—like the global—is not a datum given a priori; it cannot be approached via any conception of fixed coordinates; it is a concept of non-ineffable and non-trivial depth. An evaluation of it as such can lead us toward a geophilosophy, which is concerned with thought whose topos is a true-to-the-universe earth.


Cosponsored by the Life of Things: Big Data Seminar in the Humanities.