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Lecture

David Macauley

Jochen Lempert, Kelp Forest (Kelp Forest), 2017. Courtesy of the artist and ProjecteSD, Barcelona

Wed, Mar 28, 2018
6pm

CLASSICS BUILDING, ROOM 110
1010 E 59TH ST
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Working in the fields of both philosophy and environmental studies, David Macauley has dug deeply into the ancient and perennial notion of “the four elements,” tracking them as ideas from early philosophical sources to the twenty-first century.

As one critic writes, Macauley’s book Elemental Philosophy “is an homage to a different and seemingly unfamiliar sensibility in which earth, air, fire and water… animate human thought and action.” Macauley’s ongoing work offers ways to reevaluate how we relate to the natural world and how aesthetics bring us back to environmental questions.

Co-sponsored by the Art, Culture & Science Initiative at the University of Chicago.

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