Hartmut Rosa: "Resonance and Alienation. Two Modes of Experiencing Time in an Age of Acceleration”. Public Lecture
Hartmut Rosa’s Resonance. A Sociology of our Relationship to the World was published in English translation in June 2019 with Polity Press. Following on from Rosa’s Social Acceleration. A New Theory of Modernity (2013), that designated acceleration as the driving force of modernity, Resonance is an attempt to re-theorise the possibility of a ‘good life’ in an age that increasingly looks at human life in terms of manageable resource and that is dominated by experiences of subject alienation. Combining the traditions of Critical Theory with recent theories of alienation, Resonance is both a critique of contemporary life-world relations and develops a conceptual apparatus to enable us to re-think a utopian horizon of functioning relationships to the world.
With generous funding from HRC Warwick,
the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CPRLA) and
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)More…