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21 January 2013 Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW Catherine

Malabou (Kingston University, London) is renowned for research which moves fluidly across the fields of neuroscience, anthropology, biology, feminism, politics, literature, psychoanalysis and philosophy. One of her key objectives is to bring the medical and biological sciences into direct conversation with philosophy and the interdisciplinary. Her work has laid the moving foundations for an astonishingly wide array of current research which focuses on the intersections between medicine (neural and biological), science and the humanities. This seminar will feature a morning presentation by Malabou on her most current unpublished research, followed by an intimate discussion in the afternoon of her work and its possibilities. Order of Events 10:30am Opening remarks 10:45am Presentation by Catherine Malabou, "Epigeneses of Reason" 11:45am Questions and discussion 12:30pm Lunch 2:00pm Responses by Jean-Paul Martinon and Thomas Lynch, followed by open discussion of selected sections from The Future of Hegel (2000) and Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing (2010) Tea break Responses by Eszter Timar, Liam Jones and Beth Lord, followed by open discussion of selected sections from What Should We Do with Our Brain? (2008), Changing Difference (2011) and Ontology of the Accident (2012) Close
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 "Introduction" to The Future of Hegel:

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All participants are required to read these sections before the seminar, which will be provided by the organisers. For any questions or to register your interest in attending, please refer to the website ( or contact the organisers: Karin Sellberg ( Lena Wånggren ( Supported by:

Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic, trans. Lisabeth During (London: Routledge, 2005): 120. "Of the Impossibility of Fleeing - Plasticity" in Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing: Dialectic, Destruction, Deconstruction, trans. Carolyn Shread (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010): 65-82. "Plasticity and Flexibility - For a Consciousness of the Brain" in What Should We do with our Brain? Trans. Sebastian Rand (New York: Fordham University Press, 2008): 1-14. Chapter One from The Ontology of the Accident: An Essay on Destructive Plasticity, trans. Carolyn Shread (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012): 7-38. "The Meaning of the 'Feminine'" in Changing Difference: The Feminine and the Question of Philosophy, trans. Carolyn Shread (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011): 5-40.

Kamillea Aghtan ( Michael O'Rourke (