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Professor R. Kanth, Harvard University, Speaks on “The Iron Cage”

HABITAT: Gulmohar Hall , 7 PM, 13th September, Habitat World, IHC. New Delhi
Chair: Cyprus High Commissioner, Demetrios Theophylactou

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THE IRON CAGE
On Anthropic Essence and Existence: Within and Without Eurocentric Modernism (EM)

Professor R. Kanth/Harvard University

Post-Renaissance Europe, around the Seventeenth Century, struck upon a brand new Model of Societal Being, best described as Eurocentric Modernism.This was first foisted upon itself, and then imposed, largely by force, across the globe that lay within its sphere of influence.

It was both a prescriptive ontology and epistemology: i.e., a philosophy, a politics, a societal framework, an economic modus, and a way of living, thinking, and interacting.

It is this Paradigm that has brought the entire world today to the brink of various kinds extinctions that we know, or anticipate , so well today: of civility, of legality, of the environment, of the species, and the planet itself.

The Talk, in broad outline, defines this fateful system, traces its trajectory , points to its likely EndGame: and suggests, implicitly, possible salves and escapes.

A B O U T   T H E   S P E A K E R

Professor Rajani Kanth is an economist, philosopher, and social thinker.
He has held affiliations with some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
He has also served as an Advisor to the United Nations, in New York.

He is the author/editor of several academic works in political economy , and culture-critique, is a novelist and poet, and has also scribed several screenplays
He has taught in the areas of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, economics, and philosophy.

His research interests lie in political economy, peace studies, gender studies, cosmology and the environment.

An Affiliate at Harvard , he is Trustee of the World Peace Congress..
His most recent books are : Farewell to Modernism, Peter Lang, NY, 2017; and The Post‐Human Society, De Gruyter, Warsaw, 2015.

Professor Rajani Kanth, Author of Coda, and Expiations
Trustee; World Peace Congress

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