Monday, May 14, 2012

Rahel Jaeggi on "Re-thinking Alienation" (audio)

Professor Rahel Jaeggi's lecture at London School of Economics on March 12, 2012, is available as a podcast:

Re-thinking Alienation [mp3] (84 minutes)

Does modern society cause us to be alienated from ourselves? This lecture will argue that a re-thinking of the philosophical concept of alienation can provide us with an important resource for social critique.

Rahel Jaeggi is Professor for Practical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the Humboldt University, Berlin. She is the author of "Entfremdung. Zur Aktualität eines sozialphilosophischen Problems" (Campus Verlag, 2005). It is coming out on Columbia University Press: "Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory)"

See also Frederick Neuhouser's review of "Entfremdung" in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
"Rahel Jaeggi's Entfremdung is one of the most exciting books to have appeared on the German philosophical scene in the last decade."

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