This the session I am organising at the New York AAG (24-28 Feb 2012).
The impact of philosophers on geography, in recent years, has largely been from the French tradition—Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, Badiou and others. There are exceptions, of course, such as Agamben, Butler and Žižek. Yet, with the obvious and crucial exception of Marx, German philosophy has made less impact. There has been some recent interest in Sloterdijk; some discussions of Heidegger; a theme issue of Acme on Nietzsche; and the recent Reading Kant’s Geography collection. But how might these be developed further, and what about other German writers who contributed to the history of geographical thought or have much to offer to its future? This session looks to include discussions of figures such as Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger.
The lineup is currently me on Leibniz; Eduardo Mendieta on Kant; Dean Bond on Hegel and Mikko Joronen on Heidegger.
We are trying to get one more paper. Update: Rory Rowan will be speaking on Carl Schmitt.
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What a great idea for a conference, especially the Foucault-Deleuze angle.
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