Wednesday, 13 June 2012

2nd Brighton-Sussex Postgraduate Colloquium Day in Critical Thought

2nd Brighton-Sussex Postgraduate Colloquium Day in Critical Thought

hosted by the Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex, and the Critical Studies Research Group, University of Brighton

June 21st, 2012
10.30 – 11.30 Panel 1:
Ian Sinclair (Brighton): ‘Reading Rancière’
Toby Lovat (Brighton): ‘Meillassoux on contingency and the absolute’

11.30 – 13.00 Panel 2:
Tim Carter (Sussex): ‘Love and its objects: Thoughts on a passage from Adorno’
Birgit Hofstaetter (Brighton): ‘Thinking with the movement of language: Adorno on music and philosophy’
Aidan Simpson (Sussex): ‘Ernst Bloch, utopia and activism’

13.00 -14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Panel 3:
Jaakko Immonen (Brighton): ‘Merleau-Ponty and Adorno as materialist thinkers’
Alex Elliott (Sussex): ‘Punching Adorno in the face, epistemologically: Possible problems with physical experience in Negative Dialectics’
Dimitri Kladiskakis (Sussex): ‘Social origins and subjectivity: a critique of the state of nature’

16.00 – 17.00 Keynote:
Gordon Finlayson (Sussex): ‘30 years on: Habermas’s Critical Theory and the Problem of Normative Grounds’

All talks will take place in Fulton 203, University of Sussex

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