CIDRAL Public Lecture: Tim Ingold: 'The Creativity of Habit'
|Starts:||17:00 24 Oct 2017|
|Ends:||19:00 24 Oct 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year, 'Constraints of Creativity'.
Tim Ingold (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen) will deliver a public lecture entitled, 'The Creativity of Habit'
Do we make habits, or do habits make us? I argue that habit is neither producer nor product but a principle of production whereby a being that dwells in its own practices is recursively generated by them. Such a being is free, not in the illusory sense of a subjective free will that stands opposed to the objective necessity of predetermination, but in a real sense, founded in attention to others and responsive to the ways they are going. The freedom of habit, necessarily caught in the mesh of attention and response, is a condition for truly creative life.
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