Rape: Notes Toward a Moral Ontology of the Body

J.M. Bernstein is University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He works primarily in the areas of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, ethics, critical theory, and German Idealism. Among his books are: The Philosophy of the Novel; The Fate of Art: Aesthetic Alienation from Kant to Derrida and Adorno; Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics; Against Voluptuous Bodies: Late Modernism and the Meaning of Painting; he edited and wrote the introduction for Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics. He is presently at work on book provisionally entitled: Torture and Dignity: Reflections on Moral Injury.

Event presented by the Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies and the Working Group in Contemporary European Performance, the UC International Performance Multi-Campus Research Group, the Arts Research Center, and The Program in Critical Theory.