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Babette Babich
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This is the paradox of the AIME project -- a paradox that is already evident when one holds the very old school book (which being finished qua book is a monograph and not a dialogical invitation, though of course like many books it has all the media archaeological evidence or signs of having been written seriatim), namely Bruno Latour's <<An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns>>.  I like Latour's idea, I myself never quite took him at his word (because I could not imagine how it might possible work -- folks don't read the relevant scholarship in their own field, neglect to mention even issues that bear directly on their own research (the better not to have to read, my dear) and so on.  Terrence Blake's phrase "officially accepted 'contradictors'" seems apt.  Drat.
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Derveni krater detail. One sandal shod warrior... pic.twitter.com/OUAtdxBBM2— Babette Babich (@babette_babich) June 27, 2014 That was a tweet, and on Facebook I added some further explication.
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My lecture on Margarethe von Trotta's 2012 film Hannah Arendt discussing Scholem, Jaspers and Sebald (in addition to Heidegger)
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Einfach grossartig -- Es ist schön auf diese Art meine alten Lehrer wieder zu hören!
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Dr. H. Guy's review of Jason Holt's new book collection: Leonard Cohen and Philosophy
Jason Holt, ed., Leonard Cohen and Philosophy Review:  http://1heckofaguy.com/2014/06/22/book-review-leonard-cohen-and-philosophy-plus-qa-with-editor-jason-holt/
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  • Fordham University
    University Professor, present
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NYC and San Diego
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NYC - Boston, Göttingen, Tübingen, Berlin, Tours, Paris, Louvain-la-neuve, Brussels, Granville, Milwaukee, NYC, San Diego, Lyon
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Philosopher of science, technology, art and music, as well as ancient philosophy.
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Born 14 November 1956 in New York City, Babette Babich studied the life sciences at SUNY Stony Brook before experiencing a change of heart (both on theoretical or methodological grounds and considering the deadly harm done to animals by biological research at all levels).  She did graduate work in philosophy in Boston, Tübingen, and Berlin as well as Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.  Since 1989, she has taught at Fordham University in New York, since 1999 as full professor of philosophy. 

Babette Babich writes on continental philosophy of science and technolology in addition to the philosophy of art and the culture of the museum, on postmodern musicology as well as politics (especially academic politics in professional philosophy with respect to the analytic-continental “divide” in philosophy), and philosophy of technology including political themes and globalization/sustainable development. She also writes on ancient authors (Empedocles/Lucian/Pliny) and on the topic of life-size Greek bronze statues. She has taught at Boston College, Stony Brook, Marquette University, Georgetown University, the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen, Stony Brook University in Manhattan, the University of California at San Diego, etc. A three-time Fulbright Fellow, she has lectured throughout Europe and North America, including four public lectures in Weimar as an invited Fellow of the Kolleg-Friedrich-Nietzsche. She is currently Executive Director of the Nietzsche Society in the United States (est.1978) and Executive Editor of the journal, New Nietzsche Studies (est. 1996)  She is inordinately fond of cats, hedgehogs, crows, hawks, hummingbirds, otters, and squirrels, the red, the grey, and the black.

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  • Boston College
    Philosophy
  • Stony Brook University
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