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Thursday Night Philosophy Workshop: James Dodd on “War and Sacrifice: The Troubled Legacy of the First World War”

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

Professor James Dodd gives a lecture entitled:

“War and Sacrifice. The Troubled Legacy of the First World War”

Abstract

Taking as its point of departure a reflection on Abel Gance’s 1919 film “J’accuse!”, and drawing on George Bataille’s theory of sacrifice, as well as the work of the historian Jay Winter, this paper argues that one of the legacies of the First World War in intellectual and cultural history is a deeply problematic relation between war and sacrifice, however enduring the temptation may remain to secure the meaning of the former through the evocation of the latter.

Presented by The New School for Social Research (NSSR) Philosophy Department.

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Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions

Audience

General Public

School

The New School for Social Research

Theme

Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas

Topic

Philosophy

Cost

Free; No Registration required

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