Animal Behavior and Creativity
Date(s) - Thu, Dec 14, 2023 MST
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A recorded webinar by Roberto Marchesini followed by live Q and A

Topic: To carry out its adaptive functions, an animal needs to combine competence and creativity. In this talk, I present five levels of subjectivity, those that make possible an active and creative condition of the animal in behavioral expression. I will also discuss how creativity plays a role even in the phylogenetic process.

Roberto Marchesini (1959) is the Director of the School of Human-Animal Interactions and of the Center for the Study of Posthumanist Philosophy, both based in Bologna, Italy. Amongst his main publications: Over the human. Post-humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany (Springer 2017), The Philosophical Ethology of Roberto Marchesini (Routledge 2017), Dialogo Ergo Sum. (University of Virginia Press, 2018), Beyond Anthropocentrism (Mimesis International, 2018), The Virus Paradigm (Cambridge University Press 2021), Critical Ethology and Post-Anthropocentric Ethics (Springer, 2021), The Creative Animal: How Every Animal Builds its Own Existence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), Technophysiology or How Technology Modifies the Self (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023).

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