Peter Osborne on “Contemporaneity and Crisis: Reflections on the Temporalities of Social Change”

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change presents

Peter Osborne

Professor of Modern European Philosophy,  Kingston University London

Contemporaneity and Crisis:

Reflections on the Temporalities of Social Change

Join us for a public lecture on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

UPDATE: View the video of this talk and listen to the podcast from the roundtable discussion

Economic crises are increasingly a product of the conditions of a global contemporaneity.  As such, there is both an increasing convergence between the temporal structures of contemporaneity and crisis – contemporaneity is a temporality of crisis, of a sort – and a growing disjunction between the economic and political temporalities of crises themselves. At a structural level, long-established modes of articulation between processes, events and acts (and the historical narratives associated with them) are breaking down. This lecture reflects upon these issues from the standpoint of the philosophy of historical time. What does the philosophy of historical time have to contribute to rethinking the relations between crises and political action?

CUNY Graduate Center Skylight Room (9th floor)

Free and open to the public

On Wednesday, November 7th Professor Osborne will also participate in an informal roundtable discussion with graduate students and faculty (open to all who are interested). This event will take place at 12pm in room 5109 at the Graduate Center.


Image: “Philosophy of Time Travel”: Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Galen Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian & Matthew Sloly. Photo credit: Adam Reich.

Peter Osborne on “Contemporaneity and Crisis: Reflections on the Temporalities of Social Change”
Date: November 06, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Address: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York 10016 (View Map)

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