29 Aug FESTIVAL | Nietzsche & ‘Democracy To Come’
Paul Patton is Scientia Professor of Philosophy at The University of New South Wales. He is the author of Deleuze and the Political (Routledge, 2000) and Deleuzian Concepts: Philosophy, Colonization, Politics (Stanford, 2010). He has published widely on political philosophy, including Continental European political theory.
Paul Patton’s article: ‘Nietzche on power and democracy circa 1876-1881.’
Dr Miriam Bankovsky is a lecturer and Australian Research Council fellow in the Politics Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne. With a PhD in philosophy from UNSW and University of Paris Ouest, her work aims to contribute to theories of socio-economic justice. Her book Perfecting justice in Rawls, Habermas and Honneth: A deconstructive perspective (Bloomsbury 2013), draws attention to concrete experiences of injustice that are overlooked in contemporary critical theory, presenting the commitment to justice as a civic activity requiring ongoing cultivation. Extending this plural approach into the arena of economics, Miriam’s current research critiques the orthodox concept of well-being as the satisfaction of preferences, instead developing a cooperative account of well-being that acknowledges the importance of intersubjective recognition for the production of healthy forms of subjectivity.