The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre based in Sociology and run jointly with the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University, London

Powers and Limits of Property

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A day workshop on philosophy, legal theory and the question of property

11 Jun 2015
10:00am – 6:45pm
142 and 308, Richard Hoggart Building

Contemporary philosophy has undertaken sustained interrogations of its relationship to law and, to a lesser extent, capital. This has been less true of its questioning of its relationship to the crucial nexus of law and capital: property. Inversely, while critical legal theory has appropriated a welter of concepts and methods from contemporary philosophy, it has often avoided a sustained critical appraisal of the images of law within philosophy itself, and of the place of property within these.

Responding to a resurgent critical interest in the question of property, and especially to contemporary inquiries into the logics of dispossession that subtend capitalism, this workshop will stage a trans-disciplinary dialogue on the legal and philosophical powers – as well the limits and impasses – of property.

Speakers: Étienne Balibar (Kingston), José Bellido (Kent), Brenna Bhandar (SOAS), Robert Nichols (Humboldt), Alain Pottage (LSE), Stella Sandford (Kingston), Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths), Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths), Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths), Mikhaïl Xifaras (Sciences Po), Hyo Yoon Kang (Kent)

Organised by Brenna Bhandar (Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, SOAS) and Alberto Toscano (Co-Director, Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths)

Étienne Balibar (Kingston)
José Bellido (Kent)
Brenna Bhandar (SOAS)
Robert Nichols (Humboldt)
Alain Pottage (LSE)
Stella Sandford (Kingston)
Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths)
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths)
Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths)
Mikhaïl Xifaras (Sciences Po)
Hyo Yoon Kang (Kent)

Organised by Brenna Bhandar & Alberto Toscano (Co-Director, CPCT).

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