AHRI and Philosophy Seminar Series - Christine Battersby (Warwick University)

The Royal Institute of Philosophy, The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy, and the Arts & Humanities Research Institute present the Philosophy Invited Speaker Seminars Series 2016/17 this week featuring:

Christine Battersby (Warwick University) - "Gillian Howie's Situated Philosophy: Theorizing Living and Dying 'In Situation"

This presentation will examine living with a life-limiting illness, through an engagement with the work of the late Gillian Howie (1966-2013). Howie was Professor in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, who worked at the intersection of feminist philosophy and critical theory. The presentation will also draw on the works of other prominent philosophers, in particular Jean-Paul Sartre, but also Martin Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

The seminar will be followed by a wine reception in the foyer of the Dalhousie Building.

The paper on which the presentation is based may be read in advance. It is published in the book On the Feminist Philosophy of Gillian Howie: Materialism and Mortality (Bloomsbury, 2016). There is also a relevant video in which Gillian Howie talks about the topic ‘How to Think About Death: Living with Dying.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czaaTDr09bc

Christine Battersby is Reader Emerita in Philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Philosophy, Literature and the Arts at the University of Warwick. She is the author of many books, chapters, and articles, including The Sublime, Terror, and Human Difference (Routledge, 2007), The Phenomenal Woman: Feminist Metaphysics and the Patterns of Identity (Polity/Routledge 1998), and Gender and Genius: Towards a Feminist Aesthetics (Women’s Press, 1989/Indiana UP, 1990).

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

  


The Philosophy Visiting Speaker Seminar Series takes place regularly throughout semester time on Wednesday afternoons.

These seminars are open to everyone.


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