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How Should We Think Today?

Some Imperatives for Philosophy in Times of Ecocide

Date & time
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free






J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


As part of an intent to create rigorous discussion on the necessity of Philosophy in times of intersecting global crises, Michael Pelias will engage with questions on the end of Western metaphysical thinking, the seemingly unprecedented and neglectful domination of nature, and the demand for a reorientation within the current crises in late liberal politics and hyper-industrialization.

This lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion where students and audience members will have a chance to share their experiences and thoughts and be part of creating a necessary conversation on philosophy.

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About the Speaker

Michael Pelias

Pelias has taught both ancient and modern philosophy for over thirty years at Long Island University-Brooklyn campus, and in the Political Science and Sociology departments at Brooklyn College since 2020. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination and the director of the Institute for the Radical Imagination which offers alternative classes in Philosophy and Political Theory.

His most recent publication is in the forthcoming issue of Social Text on the legacy of Stanley Aronowitz and is writing the idea of
Convergence Philosophy.

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