What is a Space for Ethics? - Robert Harvey

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What is a Space for Ethics? - Robert Harvey

Time: September 20, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfranc…
Phone: 2129988750
Event Type: roundtable
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2018

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A roundtable on Sharing Common Ground (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Sharing Common Ground makes a compelling contribution to an important emerging field that affects a broad swath of humanities. It uses historical, photographic, and literary examples, including an entirely new translation of a little known work by Marguerite Duras, presented here in full, to showcase the ethical capacity of art. Robert Harvey deploys critical tools borrowed from literature, aesthetics, and philosophy to mobilize the thought of several seminal figures in literature and theory including Michel Foucault, Marguerite Duras, Georges Didi-Huberman, and Giorgio Agamben, among a host of others.

Construction sites, concentration camps, cemeteries, slums-such are only a few of the spaces that impel our imagination naturally toward what we commonly call “cultural memory.” Sharing Common Ground reveals how the endeavor to think and imagine in common, and especially about the spaces we inhabit together, is critically important to human beings, artistically, culturally, and ethically. 


Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University; author of Witnessness: Beckett, Levi, Dante and the Foundations of Ethics; Les Écrits de Marguerite Duras; De l’exception à la règle; Sharing Common Ground

EDWARD S. CASEY (Philosophy, Stony Brook University)
JEANNE ETELAIN (French Literature, Thought, and Culture, NYU)
DENIS HOLLIER (French Literature, Thought, and Culture, NYU)
In English

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