Podcast: Beyond Ourselves – Lisa Doeland

If the objects that are around us, reflect the social structures of our period  what does that tell us about our social structures? This podcast is about the, so it seems, interchangeable relationships we have with each other, and the objects – from nature to fashion-  around us. Do we need to reconsider our relationship with our environment?

We need to sort out which of our values are from corrupted systems. It is not just individuals which would benefit from this sorting out: since values ground all choices, they also ground the economics, political systems, and attention choices in (social) media. The question then arises; Can we redefine our value system, and find a focus beyond ourselves?  

Lisa Doeland (1982) received a BA in Literary Studies and a BA and MA in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She’s a PhD-candidate, lecturer and programmer of public lectures and debates at Radboud University Nijmegen and writes articles and reviews for several Dutch magazines. Her interests lie in ontology and waste, hauntology, dark ecology, the uncanny, capitalism and desire, and apocalyptic thought. She co-authored Onszelf voorbij. Kijken naar wat we liever niet zien (Beyond Ourselves. Looking at What We’d Rather Not See), a philosophical triptych that she co-authored with Naomi Jacobs and Elize de Mul in which she delves into waste as the night side of capitalism. She is currently working on a philosophical book on waste for a general audience. (source)

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