London Critical Theory Summer School 2016 – Friday Debate II

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 22nd, 2016


Event Date: 22 July 2015

Room B04
Birkbeck
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

London Critical Theory Summer School 2016 – Friday Debate II

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 11 – 22 July 2016. At the end of each week the internationally renowned critical thinkers who are teaching on the Summer School join together for a public panel discussion.

The second Friday debate 22 July speakers will include:

  •     Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
  •     David Harvey, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
  •     Esther Leslie, Birkbeck University of London
  •     Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Chair: Jacqueline Rose Birkbeck University of London

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The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 19th, 2016


Event Date: 19 July 2016

Room B35
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is one of the crucial issues dividing the work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Lacan, two of the most formidable figures of postwar French thought. Though the encounter with psychoanalysis deeply marked Deleuze’s work, we are yet to have a critical account of the very different postures he adopted toward psychoanalysis, and especially Lacanian theory, throughout his career. In The Trouble with Pleasure, Aaron Schuster tackles this tangled relationship head on. The result is neither a Lacanian reading of Deleuze nor a Deleuzian reading of Lacan but rather a systematic and comparative analysis that identifies concerns common to both thinkers and their ultimately incompatible ways of addressing them. Schuster focuses on drive and desire—the strange, convoluted relationship of human beings to the forces that move them from within—“the trouble with pleasure.”

Aaron Schuster will be a visiting professor at the University of Chicago in Fall 2016. He is a former Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies, Rijeka, Croatia, and at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry ICI Berlin, and Head of Theory Program at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.

Slavoj Žižek is the International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

Maria Aristodemou is Reader in Law, Literature and Psychoanalysis in the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London.

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Aaron Schuster’s new book The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis (MIT Press, 2016). The evening will feature remarks by Slavoj Žižek, and a short presentation by Schuster on the book’s opening chapter—“Critique of Pure Complaint” and will be chaired by Maria Aristodemou.

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London Critical Theory Summer School 2016 – Friday Debate I

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 15th, 2016


Event Date: 15 July 2015

Room B04
Birkbeck
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

London Critical Theory Summer School 2016 – Friday Debate I

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 11 – 22 July 2016. At the end of each week the internationally renowned critical thinkers who are teaching on the Summer School join together for a public panel discussion.

The first Friday Debate on 15 July speakers will include:

  •     Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck, University of London
  •     Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London
  •     Michael Löwy, CNRS, Paris
  •     Jacqueline Rose, Birkbeck, University of London (Chair)

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Dorothea Debus – Shaping Our Mental Lives

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 20th, 2016

Event Date: 20 June 2016
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Dorothea Debus (York) – Shaping Our Mental Lives

Dorothea Debus teaches Philosophy at the University of York. Her main areas of research lie in the Philosophy of Mind and Psychology. She has written on philosophical questions relating to the phenomena of memory, the imagination, attention, and the emotions, and more recently she has started work on a new research project which investigates our active involvement with our own mental lives. The paper presented here will offer some of this new material for discussion.

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Hilary Greaves – Cluelessness

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 6th, 2016

Event Date: 6 June 2016
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Hilary Greaves (Oxford) – Cluelessness

Hilary Greaves is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include foundational issues in consequentialism (‘global’ and ‘two-level’ forms of consequentialism), aggregation, moral psychology and selective debunking arguments, population ethics, the interface between ethics and economics, the analogies between ethics and epistemology, and formal epistemology. She currently directs a three-year project on population ethics, funded by The Leverhulme Trust.

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Dominic Scott – From Painters to Poets: Method in Plato, Republic X

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 23rd, 2016

Event Date: 23 May 2016
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Dominic Scott (Oxford)- From Painters to Poets: Method in Plato, Republic X

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Lewis Gordon – O, Kanthropology: Moving on, Fanthropologically, in Africana Philosophy

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

 

Event Date: 20 May 2016
Room 0002,
John Galsworthy building,
Penrhyn Road campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Lewis Gordon (Birkbeck/UCONN-Storrs) – O, Kanthropology: Moving on, Fanthropologically, in Africana Philosophy

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Stella Sandford – Reception is Everything: Kant, Race and Disciplinary Bad Faith

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

 

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Room 0002,
John Galsworthy building,
Penrhyn Road campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Stella Sandford (Kingston) – Reception is Everything: Kant, Race and Disciplinary Bad Faith

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Peter Poellner – Phenomenology and the Perceptual Model of Emotion

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 9th, 2016

Event Date: 9 May 2016
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Peter Poellner (Warwick) – Phenomenology and the Perceptual Model of Emotion

Peter Poellner is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He has published on topics in the philosophy of value, the philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy – in the latter area, especially on Nietzsche, Husserl and Sartre.

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Mary Leng – Naturalism and Placement

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 25th, 2016

Event Date: 25 April 2016
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Mary Leng (York) – Naturalism and Placement

Mary Leng is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York. Prior to coming to York she held a Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Cambridge, and a Lectureship at the University of Liverpool, as well as visiting positions at the University of British Columbia and the University of California at Irvine. She received her PhD in from the University of Toronto, and studied Mathematics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Balliol College, Oxford. Although a naturalist in the Quinean tradition, she has argued against Quine that the naturalist approach to ontology does not support belief in the existence of mathematical objects. She is interested in the question of what a naturalist should say about other areas of discourse, particularly ethical discourse.

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