Jane Bennett – The Efficacy of the Slight: Zhuangzi and Lucretius in Times of Ecological Crisis

800 University Avenue, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L150, Madison, WI 53706
@ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jane Bennett’s talk explores a trans-temporal resemblance between the Zhuangzi (a source-text for Daoism, China, 5th-3rd century, BCE) and the materialism of Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura (Rome, 1st century, BCE).  The two orientations affirm what she calls the efficacy of the …