News from Dec 12, 2018
‘The Politics of Sympathy in Henri Bergson’s The Two Sources of Morality and Religion’
Melanie White is Senior Lecturer in Social Theory at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. She is also Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Melanie's research is in the fields of classical and contemporary social theory. Her primary research concerns the broad question of what it means to be social. Melanie’s current research concerns the place of the animal in the constitution of the discipline of sociology in 19C France. She has particular interest in the social theories of Emile Durkheim, Gabriel Tarde, Henri Bergson, Michel Foucault and Georges Canguilhem. She is interested in questions about the relations between habits & creativity, error & uncertainty, and the way that the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Time & Place:
Wednesday, Dec. 19., from 16-18
Room 301, Garystr. 55.