4 - 6 April Isabelle Stengers
The Spring Meeting will end with three days with the Belgian philosopher Isabel Stengers
, one of our times most influential minds that through her
work has widened the scope of philosophy into a wilder mode of conceptual thought.
will this time focus on Whitehead and her
2011 book 'Thinking with Whitehead'.
Isabelle Stengers teaches philosophy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
interests centre around both the constructive adventure of modern sciences and the problems born from the association of this adventure with power and claims to rational authority.
is working on the crucial challenge, both political and cultural, of an active ecology embedding our many diverging scientific practices in a democratic and demanding environment - against both the ideal of their sovereign autonomy and their submission to social demands.