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dateApril 11, 2013 timeThursday, 12:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Professor Raffle’s talk was drawn from an ongoing book project that explores the lives of stone. There are two problems: What are the forms of life enacted by a substance that, in “the Western philosophical tradition,” is commonly considered inanimate?, and what can we learn from stone? The talk explored these questions ethnographically through specific examples.