This is a chance to hear two leading continental thinkers and public intellectuals debating the aesthetic both as a way of understanding the modern world and as a problematic category within that world. In a genial confrontation between German and French traditions and modes of thought, Prof. Rancière and Prof. Sloterdijk assess the role of the aesthetic in the digitalised and globalised world. Their personal presence at Warwick has been especially valuable as they both have major works still not translated into English. This podcast offers an excellent overview of some of the key ideas of the acclaimed thinkers, whose work connects philosophy, literature, history, art, politics, sociology and psychology.
12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009
In a genial confrontation between German and French traditions and modes of thought Jacques Rancière and Peter Sloterdijk debate the aesthetic both as a way of understanding the digitalised and globalised modern world.Download