"Crisis of Modernism" Lecture at Denison
Date of Event: March 1, 2010
Posted: February 18, 2010
Professor Rajani Kanth, visiting scholar at Harvard University, will lecture on the “Crisis of Modernism: Metaphysical Reflections” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, in the Shepherdson room of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The lecture, part of the Global Studies Seminar Series, is free and open to the public.
Of his presentation, Kanth reflects, “All but unawares, the world since about 1600 has lived under the tutelage of certain Policy Choices made by European Elites which were then imposed on the Other via various means, fair and foul. It is high time all of us, Europeans/Non-Europeans inclusive, evaluated the impact on our lives of such epistemologies. Nor merely Science and Society but even Everyday Life stands to be critically affected by such Reexamination. I offer but a First Reckoning, in this Talk, of such Ephemera.”
Kanth also will present a lecture titled, “Crisis at the Center: What is to be Undone?” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, in Room 210 of Samson Talbot Hall (350 Ridge Road). The theme of this talk posits that, for the past 50 years, when the U.S. has sneezed, the world has caught a cough. Now, the U.S. is cancer-ridden, and its allied viruses infect both world economy and society. We are in the throes of the demise of North Atlantic capitalism and its reconstruction along as-yet unclear lines. This talk explains where we are, how we got there, and what is still to come.
Kanth has held affiliations with many international institutions, including the United Nations and Columbia University, among others. Included among his various published works are “Against Economics,” “Against Eurocentrism” and “The Challenge of Eurocentrism.” His teaching and research areas include international political economy, globalization, development, comparative economics, and ethics and public policy.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Rajani Kanth, visiting scholar at Harvard University, Global Studies Seminar, “Crisis of Modernism: Metaphysical Reflections,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, in the Shepherdson room of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6315 or visit www.denison.edu
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Rajani Kanth, visiting scholar at Harvard University, lecture, “Crisis at the Center: What is to be Undone?,” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, in Room 210 of Samson Talbot Hall (350 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6315 or visit www.denison.edu
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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