The Noumenon Unclothed: Metaphysics with Peter Wolfendale
Thursday, April 23rd, 11:00AM EST
With his recent book from Urbanomic, Object Oriented Philosophy: The Noumenon’s New Clothes, philosopher Peter Wolfendale examines trends in continental philosophy which seek to overturn a correlationist consensus, and directly access a metaphysical realism once more. Wolfendale engages a broad-ranging knowledge of the history Western philosophical thought, from Deleuze to Quine, to examine and critique this turn, arguing for the priority of a methodological epistemology if we are to have any hope of recovering a metaphysical stance worth advocating. Following Kant, Wolfendale’s Transcendental Realism proceeds from a fundamental deontology to revive the constructive trajectory of truth in the formal structure of the real, rationally and systematically engaging both the demands of thought and the world upon philosophy.
In this seminar Peter Wolfendale will present his approach to conducting metaphysics in the the 21st century, providing an overview of what we can recover from the development of philosophy and where we can go in the future. Responding to Wolfendale’s presentation will be artist/theorist Amanda Beech, philosopher Daniel Sacilotto, and philosopher Ben Woodard. Moderated by artist and writer Joshua Johnson.
What Can Art Do for Post-Capitalism?
Tuesday, March 24th, 7PM
1286 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 1N9
In their talk Suhail Malik and Nick Srnicek will address whether and how art can contribute to making a post-capitalist future. In particular, what demands does Left Accelerationism make on art (or should it make on art), and why is the currently prevalent mode of contemporary art not even capable of contributing to the construction of post-capitalism?
Organized by Diann Bauer
Sunday, November 23, 1:00PM-3:00PM
BNLMNTL 2014: Future Summit
@ Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920 Rue Baile
Montréal, QC H3H 2S6
Our Future Summit panel will focus on cities as vast inhuman systems, complex beyond our casual powers of perception. Panel participants are Marie-Pier Boucher, Keller Easterling and FtF organizers Joshua Johnson and Keith Tilford. The panel will be moderated by Diann Bauer.