On Objects

Shapiro, Carolyn (2017) On Objects. In: "On Objects," sponsored by The Forum for European Philosophy, 31 January 2017, Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics.

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I delivered this public talk at the Forum for European Philosophy at the London School of Economics, being one of three panelists invited to respond to a passage written by Ian Bogost on the current status of objects in our lives. In my paper, I question the stance of contemporary object-based philosophies, which would classify language in the same way any other objects have an "ontology." I am trying to open up a discussion which brings back the special attention given to language above all other objects, a position which has been pushed aside within the past 10-15 years in philosophical enquiry. My proposition is that Donald Trump's "locker room talk" is a signal to us that we must bring back a more deconstructive political engagement with language as object.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Language
Philosophy & Psychology
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Art
Depositing User: Carolyn Shapiro
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 09:25
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 15:45
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2281

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