The SPT Research Seminar is organised every Wednesday of term in Fulton 107, 5-7pm. These seminars are an exciting opportunity to hear work presented by major academics from both Sussex and beyond. A diverse range of themes will be discussed and debated.
THE CENTRE FOR SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT (Sussex) & THE CRITICAL STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP (Brighton)
Joint Research Seminar in Critical Thought, Autumn 2012
October 3rd Lorna Finlayson (University of Cambridge): 'With radicals like these, who needs conservatives? 'Realism' and 'idealism' in political philosophy'
October 10th Patrick Chalmers (ex-Reuters journalist, activist): Speaking on his book Fraudcast News: How Bad Journalism Supports Our Bogus Democracies
October 17th Paul Davies, 'Returning to the Subject: Emmanuel Levinas in Germany 1940-45'
October 24th Tom Stern (UCL): "Nietzsche's ethics and his conception of amor fati"
October 31st Michael King (University of Reading): Social systems theory and the financial crisis
November 7th Brian O' Connor (University College Dublin): 'Adorno, reason and Freudian theory'
November 19th Simon Glendinning (LSE): "The end of history"
November 28th Seumas Milne (associate editor of The Guardian): Speaking on his new book The Revenge of History
December 5th Work in Progress Seminar
SPT RESEARCH SEMINARS SPRING 2012
January 11th Geoffrey M. Hodgson (Hertfordshire): "The Evolution of Morality and the End of Economic Man"
SPT RESEARCH SEMINARS, AUTUMN 2011
October 5th Welcome Drinks, Lion & Lobster, 20 Sillwood Street, 8pm
October 12th Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes), "Global Theory from Kant to Hardt and Negri."
October 19th Denise Ferreira da Silva (Queen Mary), title tbc.
October 26th Owen Jones (author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class)
November 2nd Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
November 9th Doug Haynes (Sussex), "The Mind of Odysseus: Adorno, Feeling, Happiness."
November 16th Newton Duarte, (Universidade Estadual Paulista/Sussex), "Art and Education in the Aesthetic Works of Georg Lukacs and Lev Vygotsky."
November 23rd Martin McQuillan (Kingston), title tbc.
December 1st Matthew Charles (Kingston), "Walter Benjamin and Critical Pedagogy." (Please note - this seminar is on Thursday, due to industrial action)
December 7th Bob Brecher (Brighton), "Why There's No Such Thing as Political Terrorism."
SPT RESEARCH SEMINARS, SPRING 2011
Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00pm, Fulton Building, Room 107
19 January, Tarik Kochi (Sussex)
26 January, Mark Devenney (Brighton)
02 February Judith Butler (Columbia University)
18 February*, Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi (Loyola, Rome) The Missing Link between Theory and Praxis: Models of Resistance against the Administered World in Adorno. *This will be at the Royal Institute of Philosophy Seminar Series: 4:30-6:30pm, Fulton 103.
23 February, Ruth Kinna (Loughborough)
02 March, Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths)
09 March, Peter Thomas (Brunel)
16 March, Goran Therborn (Cambridge)
PROGRAMME AUTUMN 2010
6 Oct Welcome Seminar. D Phil Outline Presentation: Alastair Kemp and Alistair Gray.
13 Oct Gordon Finlayson (Sussex) "Education Towards Heteronomy: UK
University Reform since 1978."
20 Oct Michael Albert (author and editor of Z magazine and zmag.org, )
"Participatory Economics: Imagining a Humane, Efficient, and
Sustainable Economy." Please note special time 12-2pm. Contact
email@example.com for room.
27 Oct David Owen (Southhampton) "Realist Lost. Reality Regained."?
Ethics and Politics in the Imagination of Raymond Geuss
3 Nov Leena Petersen (Sussex) "The Neglected Dimension. On a Critique
of Life and Form."
10 Nov Chris Allsobrook (Sussex) 'Self-implicating deontological Criteria:
immanent circularity/ transcendent regress."
17 Nov Andrew Chitty (Sussex) "Fichte, Marx and Alienation."
Audio file (mp3) Handout (msword)
24 Nov. Mark Kelly (Middlesex) "Foucault, Geuss and Political Philosophy.
1 Dec Tarik Kochi (Sussex) "Recognition and the Other's War"
Further Seminars: To be Announced.
Speakers for 2010-11 include, Goran Therborn (Cambridge), Stefano Giachetti Ludovisi (Loyola, Rome), Andrew Chitty (Sussex), Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths), Peter Thomas, Tarik Kochi (Sussex)