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

Research Centre run jointly between the Departments of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, London


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Goldsmiths Undergraduate Philosophy Circle 2021-22

Theme ’21-’22: Thinking through Nature & the Climate Crisis with
Non-Western Philosophies

The Goldsmiths Undergraduate Philosophy Circle is open to all Goldsmiths students interested in reading and discussing philosophical texts together. 

The first two terms will be devoted to exploring key readings on this year’s topic, while the third term will be reserved for participants to self-organise an event related to the theme. The format of the meetings is an open discussion for around 2 hours with a break in the middle. The discussion is usually introduced by a volunteer who speaks on the text and the author for around 5-10 minutes. Conceived as an informal gathering, everyone should feel free to contribute as much as they like.

To join the group and receive the materials in advance (shared via Google Drive), please email s.bromberg@gold.ac.uk.

Meetings: on Fridays, 4-6pm; 3 x Autumn Term; 4 x Spring Term (see dates below)

Location: TBD

Convenor: Svenja Bromberg (Lecturer in Sociology), s.bromberg [at] gold.ac.uk

For more information, please visit https://cpct.uk/ug-2021-2022/.


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Singularity’s -abilities: In Celebration of Samuel Weber’s 80th Birthday (1 Dec 2020)

Please join us for Singularity’s -abilities: In Celebration of Samuel Weber’s 80th Birthday this Tuesday December 1st at 9am CST. Speakers, agenda, and registration info below.

Presentations will be in English and German. All times are local to Chicago, USA.

Speakers:

9:00am – 10:00am — Singularity’s Inscriptions

Isabelle Alfandary – Learning to Read with Sam Weber
Julia Ng – Whistling Lillabullero
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger – Schreiben und Experimentieren
Bernard Geoghegan – Theatricality and AI
(Moderator: James Martel)

10:15am – 11:15am — Singularity’s Philosophy

Peter Fenves – Singularity, Again
Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky – The Ever New Angel
Diego Rosello – The Task of Thanking: Thanking as Thinking with Samuel Weber
Laura Chiesa – tba
(Moderators: James Martel, Julia Ng)

11:45am-12:45pm — Singularity’s Politics

Marian Hobson – How can classification be violent? Weber and Derrida
Javier Burdman – Sam Weber’s Response to Lyotard’s Just Gaming and the Elusive Link between Deconstruction and Politics
James Martel – Singularity and the Commandment: another form of law
Héctor Castaño – Singularity in Translation and the Economy of Cultural Difference 
(Moderator: Julia Ng)

1:00pm – 1:30pm Response by Samuel Weber

Organized by Jörg Kreienbrock, James Martel, Julia Ng, and generously co-sponsored by Northwestern University, San Francisco State University, and the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought at Goldsmiths, University of London

REGISTER HERE for Zoom link


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Recording of Powers and Limits of Property workshop (11 June 2015) – Part 1

Powers and Limits of Property – Session 1

Chair: Julia Ng
Robert Nichols – Dispossession: A Conceptual Reconstruction
Brenna Bhandar and Alberto Toscano – Race, Real Estate and Real Abstraction
Eyal Weizman – The Conflict Shoreline

www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8799