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Block4 : The True Self and the Truth of DNA

Talk: Disobey :The Philosophy of Resistance
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
18:40-19:25 h
Frédéric Gros (in-person appearance)
Q&A
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
19:25-19:40 h
Frédéric Gros (in-person appearance)
Talk: The Future of DNA Editing
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
19:40-20:20 h
Charlotte Koster (in-person appearance)
Q&A
Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
20:20-20:35 h
Charlotte Koster (in-person appearance)


Charlotte Koster

Charlotte Koster is a young Scientist in Delft university.

DNA EDITING: THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE

With ongoing climate change, we need to make our industrial processes more sustainable. In biotechnology, micro-organisms like yeast are used as ‘cell factories’ to produce products like biofuels, medicine and bioplastics in a sustainable way. However, this often requires genetic modification of the organisms, which is still a controversial issue.





Frederic Gros

Well known for his book on "the philosophy of Walking" A Philosophy of Walking. It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth. --Nietzsche

DISOBEDIENCE Exploring the philosophy of disobedience The world is out of joint, so much so that disobeying should be an urgent question for everyone. In this provocative essay, Frédéric Gros explores the roots of political obedience. Social conformity, economic subjection, respect for authorities, constitutional consensus? Examining the various styles of obedience provides tools to study, invent and induce new forms of civic disobedience and lyrical protest. Nothing can be taken for granted: neither supposed certainties nor social conventions, economic injustice or moral conviction. Thinking philosophically requires us never to accept truths and generalities that seem obvious. It restores a sense of political responsibility. At a time when the decisions of experts are presented as the result of icy statistics and anonymous calculations, disobeying becomes an assertion of humanity. To philosophize is to disobey. This book is a call for critical democracy and ethical resistance.