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Josephine Berry Slater

Epistemic Panic and the Problem of Life

13:00-14:00Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 29 10178 Berlin
Taking as its starting point Walter Benjamin's observation that the acceleration of technological development and informational communication is rendering people 'mute', this paper considers the exclusion of embodied experience from late capitalist epistemology. In a biopolitical reading of life's increasing exclusion from thought, the paper focuses on the inability to inscribe experience into a knowledge regime - both governmental, commercial and philosophical - that adopts a mistrusting and accusatory relationship to life.