Leonard Lawlor, Edwin Earl Sparks Professor of Philosophy and Co-director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy, joins me for episode 28 of the Digital Dialogue in which we discuss his recent work on the philosophy of immanence and the questions of human and animal life.
Len has published widely, and I only mention two more recent texts related to our discussion here:
This is not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality and Human Nature in Derrida, Columbia University Press, 2007.
The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life, Fordham University Press, 2006.
The title of this podcast refers to the name Lawlor gives to the people who gather as a “We” in a non-totalitarian social bond rooted in what he calls the power of powerlessness. The basis for our discussion is his essay Anachronism and Powerlessness: An Essay on Postmodernism, a version of which is to be published later in 2010.