Session 5: Nietzsche

Last session we discussed Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil. Reading Nietzsche can be extremely challenging and my experience with last session’s work is best explained by simply quoting R. Anderson, who discussed the topic of reading Nietzsche in his article on the SEP. When reading Nietzsche, Anderson (who paraphrases Nehamas) explains that our attention is fixated […]

Sessions 4: No-saying for humanity’s sake

Last week we met in Leiden to talk about Camus’s The Rebel, and in particular, part I and IV. We read the first part as an introduction to the main theme in the book, and supposedly, his work in general. Camus argued that those who say ‘no’ to a particular situation, simultaneously says ‘yes’ to something […]

New Emergences

For those of us based in The Netherlands, stayed tuned for and don’t miss New Emergences, a politics x aesthetics x philosophical investigation of gender in the context of current electronic music and its surroundings. The fifth edition of this series will take place on 13 December 19:00 – 22:30 in Amsterdam’s Splendour, featuring a lecture […]

Performances, activism, and beyond

Dear fellow Latourists, Last Saturday Latourism presented itself in the Amsterdam zoo. The performance we rehearsed last Wednesday went pretty good and we managed to get a little bit of the ideas we thought were important about Latour’s work across. To also give you an idea about the presentation we did, I included the glossary we gave […]

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 […]

Democracy, borders and the Inclusion of Others

Last night we watched CLIMATE: Make it Work in The Hague. In the discussion afterwards we talked about many different subjects and tried to exchange references to the subjects we discussed. The following list gives an overview of the topics we discussed and includes references to the concernced topics. We discussed different forms of structuring […]

LATOUR, SUSTAINABILITY & DEGROWTH

Greetings fellow Latourians! In light of expressed interest I have compiled a short overview of the concept/paradigm of degrowth, and its relevance to Latour (and the formation of a pragmatic, reflexive Parliament of Things for the here-and-now?). I would highly recommend looking up degrowth to anyone interested in sustainability (and critique of ‘sustainable development’), deliberative […]