"An Ironic Notion, No?" Neo-Materialism & The Future of Feminist Phenomenology

DEC 06, 2013 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Room 5307


December 06, 2013: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM






"An Ironic Notion, No?" Neo-Materialism & The Future of Feminist Phenomenology with DOROTHEA OLKOWSKI
Commentary by Patricia Clough and Kyoo Lee

This paper engages Karen Barad’s proposal for the kind of ontology grounded in her interpretation of quantum theory,
contrasting it with a feminist phenomenological perspective grounded in alternative interpretations of quantum theory.
Dorothea Olkowski is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Director of the Cognitive Studies Program, and former Director of Women's Studies.
Specializing in phenomenology, contemporary continental philosophy, and feminist theory, she has been a Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Rotman Institute of Philosophy and Science, the Australian National University in Canberra, and UC Berkeley. She is the author/editor of ten books including Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific Turn (Indiana UP, 2012), The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible), (Edinburgh and Columbia UP, 2007), and Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation (Univ. of California Press,1999).

Co-sponsored with the Committee for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science