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Gary Shapiro: “World, Earth, Globe: Geophilosophy from Hegel to Rosenzweig”

Published on 8 November, 2010

Södertörn University, November 8, MB 313, 13-15.

In this talk, Gary Shapiro will discuss three conceptions of geophilosophy and geopolitics - those of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Franz Rosenzweig. He explores fundamental relations and contrasts between the ideas of world (Hegel), human-earth (Nietzsche), and globus (Rosenzweig). The questions to be developed and interrogated have to do with the priority of the state-form in Hegel's philosophy of world-history, the tension between state and nomad in Nietzsche's geophilosophy, and the absolute finitude of the globe (Globus) as the impetus and goal of what Rosenzweig calls a world-historical theory of space.

Gary Shapiro is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Richmond.

His publications include Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying (Chicago, 2003),

Earthwards:Robert Smithson and Art After Babel (California, 1995),

Alcyone: Nietzsche on Gifts, Noise, and Women (SUNY, 1991),

Nietzschean Narratives (Indiana, 1989).


Shapiro has held fellowships from the School of Criticism and Theory, American Council of Learned Societies, National Humanities Center, Rockefeller Center at Bellagio (Italy), and Clark Art Institute.



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