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Elettra Stimilli: Debt and Guilt



Elettra Stimilli: Debt and Guilt


Join us for a talk by Elettra Stimilli, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Stimilli will be presenting on her new book, Debt and Guilt - A Political Philosophy: a philosophical analysis of the prevalent European economic policies of recent years.

The issue of debt and how it effects our lives is becoming more and more urgent. The "Austerity" model has been the prevalent European economic policies of recent years led by the "German model". Elettra Stimilli draws upon contemporary philosophy, psychology and theology to argue that austerity is built on the idea that we somehow deserve to be punished and need to experience guilt in order to take full account of our economic sins. Following thinkers such as Max Weber, Walter Benjamin and Michel Foucault, Debt and Guilt provides a startling examination of the relationship between contemporary politics and economics and how we structure our inner lives.

Debt and Guilt will provoke new ways of thinking about how we experience both debt and guilt in contemporary society.


Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: At 4:00 pm

Organized by : Organized by Italian Thought Network, Techne: Wilfrid Laurier University Biopolitical Research Group.

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


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