Northwestern University

May
8
Wed 12:00 PM

Michael Dillon - Making Infinity Count: The Baroque Order of Transfinite Things and the Automitisation of Reason

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and public welcome

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science as part of the 2018-19 SECURITY Dialogues, a year-long conversation about struggles over security from humanistic perspectives, presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

About Michael Dillon

Michael Dillonis Emeritus Professor of Politics, Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely in cultural and political theory with a particular emphasis also on the problematisation of security. Michael Dillon has held visiting appointments at The Johns Hopkins, the Australian National University, PRIO (Oslo) and Sehir University (Istanbul) among others. He founded and co-edited The Journal of Cultural Research. Since he has an interest in the religio-political nexus of the modern age, he now also co-edits a monograph series on Political Theologies with Bloomsbury (2018). His last book was Biopolitics of Security: A Political Analytic of Finitude (2015). Michael Dillon is currently researching a new book on the Cantorean revolution in mathematics and its social and political impact via AI. That book is provisionally entitled Making Infinity Count: The Baroque Order of Transfinite Things and the Automitisation of Reason, This is also the title of his upcoming talk for Northwestern University.

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