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January 28th, 2020

What’s the Point of Critique?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

January 28th, 2020

What’s the Point of Critique?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Frida Beckman / Tom Boland

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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 Some scholars now suggest that the critical method is domineering and Eurocentric, hopelessly outdated and overly negative.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? We discuss whether critique can help us address our current political crises and what role it should play in philosophy.

Speakers
Frida Beckman, Professor of Comparative Literature, Stockholm University
Tom Boland, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University College Cork

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

 

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