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Sean Capener

Sean Capener is a PhD candidate in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, and a junior fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute. His research investigates the links between religion, race, and economy in medieval and early modern thought, as well as the revival and repudiation of medieval ideas in 20th- and 21st-century European philosophy. He is currently completing a book manuscript tracing the 13th-century Parisian debate over the idea that usury is a theft of time, which belongs to God alone, as well as the resurgence of interest in this idea in European theory in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.


François Laruelle

“[For] quantum gnostics, there has never been a creation of the world or in the world—it is the world that is ‘wicked’ or ‘evil’, and consequently also the God who claimed to have created it and yet hesitates to assume it.”