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REASON, POWER, AND HISTORY: THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL THEORY

Graduate Society for Philosophy at Emory’s 2012 Conference: Reason, Power, and History: The Philosophical Foundations of Critical Theory

Date: March 30-31, 2012
Submission Deadline: February 25, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Amy Allen, Dartmouth College

Critical Theory stands at the intersection of philosophy and the social sciences, and its concern with reason, power, and history has made it a versatile theoretical tool for both social and scientific inquiry. Since its inception in the 20th Century with the Frankfurt School, Critical Theory has developed a rich and complex relationship with the Western philosophical tradition, constantly reshaping its own relation to it and re-evaluating the discourses of history, reason and power from which it emerged.

This genealogy compels us to inquire into the history of the concepts and methodology of Critical Theory even as we engage in its practice. This conference aims to promote such inquiry through the engagement of questions such as: How do we understand the methodological significance of Critical Theory for the social sciences and philosophy? What are the implications of Critical Theory for discourses concerned with reason, power, and history? What is the genealogy and history of Critical Theory’s central concepts? How does Critical Theory allow us to investigate the intersections and divergences of reason, power, and history?

Papers from all philosophical perspectives are encouraged. Papers should be sent as .pdf, .docx, .doc, or .rtf files, and should not exceed 15 double-spaced pages. Papers should be submitted prepared for blind review, with all personal information included in the body of the e-mail and not
in the document itself.

E-mail submissions to Rebekah Spera at: rspera@emory.edu.

Additional information will be made available at:

http: //www.students.emory.edu/gpse/ & http://www.facebook.com/EmoryPhilosophy

 

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CAPITAL STUDY GROUP – NEW YORK CITY

A new study group on Marx’s Capital is forming in the New York City area, starting in mid-January.

We will meet on Thursday nights, every other week, starting either January 12th or January 19th.

The location to be determined.

We will begin with some of Marx’s pre-Capital writings from the 1840’s and 1850’s as essential background. There will be about 100 pages of reading per session.

The group will be highly participatory, with all members expected to do 15-20 minute presentations on aspects of the reading.

The group will have optimally 10-12 members. All are welcome, but priority will be given to those already engaged in practical political activity.

If this project interests you, contact me off list at: lrgoldner@yahoo.com

Loren Goldner

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT THE CENTER FOR PLACE, CULTURE AND POLITICS

Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2012-2013

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a post-doctoral position for the academic year 2012-2013 (pending budgetary approval). The theme of the fellowship is “Uprising,” referring to social change in the context of understanding processes of uneven geographical scales.

The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues. Each academic year, a group of faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work.

Postdoctoral appointments are residential and normally run for the academic year (September-May). In addition to the salary and research space, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to all CUNY research facilities. In addition to conducting their own research, the fellow will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar and support other initiatives of the Center, such as promotion of conferences and symposia. S/he will also be expected to teach a one semester graduate seminar on a topic of their choice. Finally, s/he will be responsible for content oversight of an online resource library focused on struggles for social justice which is produced by the Center.

Candidates should have their doctoral degree in hand by September 1, 2012 and must have received their degree within five years of taking up the appointment. The salary is $55,000 and includes comprehensive benefits. Applications are invited from international scholars as well asU.S. nationals.

For further details on the work of our center, please visit http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu

The deadline for receipt of applications is MARCH 1, 2012. On-line applications only will be considered; please see below.

2012 – 2013 Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Online Application
Please complete the application by visiting the site (link below). 

For your application to be considered complete, you must upload (as a Word .doc/.docx, Acrobat .pdf, or text .txt/.rtf) a Cover Letter, Plan of Research, Curriculum Vitae, and Writing Sample. Additionally, you are required to provide contact information for three (3) academic or professional references.

Fellowships: http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/fellowships/post-doc-application/

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