Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass II

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass II: Figures of Post-Humanity We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind …

Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek – Reading Marx

Event Date: 6 November 2018 ‘The Light’ Lecture Theatre Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Reading Marx with Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass I

Event Date: 5 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass I: Modalities of the Absolute We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some …

Fabienne Peter – Normative Facts and Reasons

Event Date: 29 October 2018 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Fabienne Peter (Warwick) – Normative Facts and Reasons Fabienne Peter is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick and currently the Head of Department. She specializes in moral and political philosophy and in epistemology. The justification of political …

Peter Adamson – Why Should Historians of Philosophy Care about Astrology?

Event Date: 27 October 2018 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute presents: The 2018 Coffin Trust Lecture Professor Peter Adamson (LMU/KCL) – Why Should Historians of Philosophy Care about Astrology? Though philosophers nowadays do not spend a lot of time thinking about astrology, in the history of philosophy it is a major …

Julia Christ – The Concept of Domination and the Forgetting of the Defeated

Event Date: 18 October 2018 Room 0001 John Galsworthy building Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Dr Julia Christ (CNRS, Paris/Institut für Sozialforschung, Frankfurt) – The Concept of Domination and the Forgetting of the Defeated Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston): —————— Talk: …

Sarah Fine – Refugees, Safety and a Decent Human Life

Event Date: 15 October 2018 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Sarah Fine (KCL) – Refugees, Safety and a Decent Human Life Sarah Fine is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London. She is also a Fellow at the Forum for European Philosophy. She co-edited (with Lea Ypi) Migration …

Gordon Finlayson – Solidarity in Adorno’s Negative Dialectics

Event Date: 4 October 2018 Room 0001 John Galsworthy building Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Dr Gordon Finlayson (Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex) – Solidarity in Adorno’s Negative Dialectics Introduction by Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston): ————————— Talk: ————————— Questions: share this …

Jonathan Wolff – Equality and Hierarchy

Event Date: 1 October 2018 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) – Equality and Hierarchy As the first talk for the 2018-19 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year’s Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Jonathan Wolff (University of Oxford) as the 111th President of the …

2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate II

Event Date: 6 July 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate II The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 25th June – 6th July …