Prof. Rajani Kanth from Harvard University presented his research entitled ‘Against Eurocentrism: Notes on Recovery of the Anthropic Essence’ at the Sociological Research Colloquium.
When: Friday, 15th September 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room (First Floor), Department of Sociology, University of Delhi
Europe, since the Seventeenth Century onwards, inaugurated a brand new Program of Societal Being, best described as Eurocentric Modernism. This was first foisted upon itself, and then imposed, largely by force, across the globe that lay within its sphere of influence. It is this Paradigm that has brought the entire world to the brink of various kinds extinctions that we know, or anticipate , so well today: of civility, of legality, of the environment, of the species, and the planet itself. The Talk, in broad outline, defines this fateful system, traces its trajectory , points to its likely EndGame: and suggests, implicitly, possible salves and escapes.
About the Speaker
Professor Rajani Kanth is an economist, philosopher, and social thinker. He has held affiliations with some of the most prestigious universities in the world. He has also served as an Advisor to the United Nations, in New York. He is the author/editor of several academic works in political economy , and culture-critique, is a novelist and poet, and has also scribed several screenplays He has taught in the areas of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, economics, and philosophy. His research interests lie in political economy, peace studies, gender studies, cosmology and the environment. An Affiliate at Harvard , he is Trustee of the World Peace Congress.. His most recent books are : Farewell to Modernism, Peter Lang, NY, 2017; and The Post‐Human Society, De Gruyter, Warsaw, 2015.
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