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What’s the Point of Critique?

28 January | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


Since Kant, scholars have tended to assume that the critical method is a fundamental part of doing philosophy. But can it help us address the challenges of the twenty-first century, such as globalization and climate change? Some scholars now suggest that the critical method is domineering and Eurocentric, hopelessly outdated and overly negative. So should we embrace different ways of thinking and knowing, and what might they be? Join us as we discuss whether critique can help us address our current political crises and what role it should play in philosophy.


Frida Beckman
Professor of Comparative Literature, Stockholm University

Tom Boland
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University College Cork

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL


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All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


28 January
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map