Turning with the whales…

A message from Dominik: I happened to come across an interesting article. I found it to be in alignment with mission and goals of our philosophy group meetings, so I thought it would be worth sharing with the others. The first is an article about psychologist who, after initial plan of studying whale behavior, realized […]

Becoming-messmate: cinematic encounters

After our constructive struggle with Deleuze’s machinations in Session 4, here is one line of flight through film: Our proposed intersessional screening of Laurie Anderson’s Heart Of A Dog coincides perfectly with the documentary’s general release in The Netherlands this and next week. Heeding one facet of Braidotti’s post-humanism, let’s relax our impulse to control: rather […]

Interspecies Democracies April 14

Dear Latourists!! ‘Even though nonhuman animal communities make group decisions – they vote, negotiate, and sometimes even deliberate – political philosophers traditionally see democracy as human territory. And so the time has come to investigate possibilities for rethinking democracy with other animals.’ Come and join us for this lecture ! Thursday 14th of April at […]

Animals: legal and other attachments

Looking forward to our upcoming discussion on 15 March about the political status of, inter alia, non-human animals, this article in the March-April 2016 edition of Harvard Magazine highlights the ways in which the law can be both a conservative and progressive instrument, at once crude and precise, for the recognition of animal rights. While legal […]