Thursday, December 03, 2009 - Saturday, December 05, 2009
Becomings, Misplacements, Departures: Butler and Whitehead as Catalysts for Contemporary Thought: The Third International Conference of the Whitehead Research Project
This conference is the first set of formal conversations bringing together the dynamic philosophies of two eminent thinkers: Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead. Each has drawn from a wide palette of disciplines to develop distinctive theories of becoming, of syntactical violence, and of the creative opportunities of limitation. What contrasts and affinities exist between their modes of thought? What new questions, strategies, and critiques emerge by juxtaposing their distinctive perspectives?