‘Spatialisation of the world’
The ‘Culture, Place and Difference Research Cluster‘ of the Geography Department are hosting a special visit by Professor Jeff Malpas. Prof Malpas will speak on ‘Spatialisation of the world’.
Date: 16 May 2017
Time: 5pm followed by drinks and dinner
Location: Room B8, Geography Building, University of Sheffield
Registration: No registration needed, FREE
Malpas is Professor of Philosophy and ARC Australian Professorial Fellow at the University of Tasmania. Amongst many other publicatins, he is author of Place and Experience: A Philosophical Topology (CUP, 1999), Heidegger’s Topology: Being, Place, World (MIT 2007) and Heidegger and the Thinking of Place (MIT ). He is also editor of The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies (MIT 2011), Thinking Place (Bloomsbury, 2016) and, most recently, of Reading Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, 1931-41 (MIT, 2016).
Malpas is one of the few academic philosophers working seriously on the ethical, political and existential dimensions of place, space and the question of the human across a range of disciplines and genres: Philosophy (Malpas is, arguably, one of the leading contemporary interpreters of Heidegger), Landscape and Architectural Aesthetics, Political Theory (central concepts in his work include those of ‘agency and community’, ‘unity and locality’) and Anthropology (he is part of a new international research network, “Towards a New Philosophical Anthropology” which takes ‘place’ as one of its central concerns).
This paper, entitled The Spatialization of the World: Technology, Ethics, and Limit, re-evaluates the ethos and ethics of ‘place’ in contemporary culture and politics