Round Table Discussion: “Paul North, Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe: The Logic of Likeness.” (Yale University)

Event time: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Humanities Quadrangle Courtyard See map
320 York Street
Event description: 

There will be a Round Table Discussion to discuss Paul North’s new book Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe: The Logic of Likeness. Discussion participants will include a range of professors from different departments here at Yale: Paul North (German), Nicola Suthor (History of Art), Gary Tomlinson (Music) and Caleb Smith (English). Snacks and refreshments will be served.

North’s book offers a theory that begins from likeness, where, at any instant, a vast array of series proliferates and remote regions come into contact. Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe follows likenesses as they traverse physics and the physical universe; evolution and evolutionary theory; psychology and the psyche; sociality, language, and art. Divergent sources from an eccentric history help give shape to a new trans-science, “homeotics.”