Lunch hour lectures repository Spring 2010
- Beating cigarette addiction – the latest evidence
- Interpreting opera through economic theory
- Deconstruction today
- See no evil...: The (Im)morality of denying genocide
- Genetic testing for heart disease risk: fact or fiction?
- What would an alien look like?
- Wet dreams: making urban water systems sustainable
- Jeremy Bentham and UCL: Corpse and corpus
- Venomous Women: Poison murderesses in nineteenth-century Germany
- Smartcities + eco-warriors
- Energy and climate; clearing the fog
- Love, death and the pursuit of happiness: How evolution invented Hollywood
- The end of Roman Britain: what ended, when and why?
- Do books have a future?
- Sex, drugs, and rock and roll: Who is doing what in England?
- The social brain
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27 November 2009
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Deconstruction is now over forty years old but although the term has passed into common parlance, no consensus has yet emerged about what it means or seeks to do. Many in various disciplines extol it as one of the most significant intellectual breakthroughs ever; others dismiss it as anti scientific obscurantism. This lecture attempts to explain why, after such a long time (an eternity in academic terms), deconstruction can still arouse such passionate disagreements.
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