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Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society

Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science

Editors: Vanderbeeken, R., Le Roy, F., Stalpaert, C., AERTS, D. (Eds.)

  • State of the art analyses of the contemporary relation between economy and academic research
  • Critical overview of how artists deal with the multiple relation between art and market
  • interdisciplinary study of contemporary Western culture in a post-wall era
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The book presents an interdisciplinary collection of analyses that discuss the impact of market economy on our culture in the post-Berlin Wall era. It contains two parts. The first focuses on the commercialisation of science and education. The second elaborates on the multiple and diverse relation between art and capital.

About the authors

Robrecht Vanderbeeken received his Ph-D in philosophy at Ghent University in 2003 on a subject in philosophy of science (i.e. the explanation of human action). Afterwards he was a researcher at the theory department of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. During this two-year-project he worked on the philosophy of G. Deleuze and S. Zizek. From 2005 till 2007 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the philosophy department of Ghent University working on topics in analytic metaphysics and technoscience critique. His current areas of research are the philosophical implications of media art, the interpretation of video art.

Christel Stalpaert is professor at the Department of Performance Studies and Film at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Her main field of study is performing arts at the crossroads of Gilles Deleuze’s aesthetics of intensities and Luce Irigaray’s corporeal philosophy.

Frederik Le Roy is a PhD student affiliated with the Department of Performance Studies and Film at Ghent University. He holds degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven (licentiate in Philosophy, 2003) and Ghent University (candidate in Philosophy, 2001; licentiate in Theatre Studies, 2005). During the spring semester of 2006 he was a visiting research student at the Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies of UC Berkeley. His research, which is funded by the Flemish Research Foundation (PhD fellowship – FWO-Vlaanderen), explores ways in which traditional concepts and methods of history are put into question by aesthetic and performative means in contemporary performing arts.

Diederik Aerts is professor at the 'Brussels Free University' and director of the 'Leo Apostel Centre (CLEA)', an interdisciplinary and interuniversity (VUB, UGent, KULeuven) research centre, where researchers of different disciplines work on interdisciplinary projects. He is also head of the research group 'Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)' at the VUB. He is secretary of the 'International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA)' and editor of the international journal 'Foundations of Science (FOS)'. He is a board member of the 'Worldviews group', founded by the philosopher Leo Apostel, which investigates the possibility of constructing integrated worldviews, taking into account the recent scientific findings. He was the scientific and artistic coordinator of the 'Einstein meets Magritte' conference, where the world's leading scientists and artists gathered to reflect about science, nature, human action and society.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Single Step Guide to Success – Day Planning

    Bunting, Heath

    Pages 1-9

  • The Inseparability of Science and Values

    Dupré, John

    Pages 13-24

  • The Humanities Under Fire?

    Pinxten, Hendrik (Rik)

    Pages 25-34

  • What Is There Beyond Mertonian and Dollar Green Science? Exploring the Contours of Epistemic Democracy

    Bouwel, Jeroen

    Pages 35-48

  • Enclosing the Academic Commons – Increasing Knowledge Transfer or Eroding Academic Values?

    Sterckx, Sigrid

    Pages 49-63

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science
Editors
  • Robrecht Vanderbeeken
  • Frederik Le Roy
  • Christel Stalpaert
  • Diederik AERTS
Series Title
Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2082-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2082-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2081-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3818-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 180
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