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Lecture by Bado Ndoye: "Challenging the Anthropocene, a Global South Perspective"

Tuesday 10 December 2019
P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden

The Leiden Institute for Philosophy is pleased to announce a lecture by

Bado Ndoye


Challenging the Anthropocene, a Global South Perspective





The ecological urgency with which we are now confronted – due to the Anthropocene - brings us to an alternative: what do we really want? A way of life that adapts to ecological constraints or a revolution in our ways of life that abolish the constraints of capitalism and establishes a new relationship of men to the community, their environment and nature?  To answer this question is, inevitably, to make the lawsuit of capitalism. What we will not do here. However, we will try to show that even though ecological issues ignore borders, the fact remains that the perception of it we can have from the South is different. Not only because the consequences are more disastrous there, but also because the renewal of critical thought that is currently taking place there, due to the rise of decolonial theories could constitute a serious alternative approach to the theoretical stalemate in which we are today.


Specialized in phenomenology and history of sciences, Bado Ndoye teaches philosophy at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal. His works focuses mainly on philosophy in Africa and contemporary technological challenges.


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