II International Conference of Critical Theory “Revolts, neoliberalism and violence”

Three weeks after the social outbreak, the IIPSS together with other organizations held the second version of the International Conference on Critical Theory, the biennial international colloquium of critical theory in Chile. Due to the scene of protests and social mobilizations that have occurred in Chile in recent months, this event was a space for reflection and debate around “Revolts, neoliberalism and violence”. On this occasion, international guests participated such…

Symposium on democracy and inequalities will take place in Berlin

Symposium on democracy and inequalities will take place in Berlin At the Ibero-American Institute, on February 13, the Symposium ‘The Challenges of Chile: Democracy and Inequality’ will take place. This instance will open a dialogue on the analysis of public protest, social movements, social coexistence and democracy in contemporary Chile. For the occasion, Dr. Hernán Cuevas Valenzuela, president of the International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies (IIPSS) and professor…

Third seminar of pluralism and media in Chile

Third seminar on pluralism and media in Chile On October 25 the third seminar on pluralism and media in Chile organized by the Universidad Alberto Hurtado and the Universidad Mayor took place. In this occasion, focused on the challenges for the democratization of communications in the country, IIPSS researchers, Nicolás del Valle and Bastián González-Bustamante, presented a working progress research paper entitled “Media pluralism and public opinion in digital written…

The Ends of Democracy: International Conference in Brazil

The Ends of Democracy: Populist Strategies, Skepticism about Democracy, and the Quest for Popular Sovereignty November 7-9, 2017 SESC Unidade Pompeia São Paulo, Brazil The rise of populist movements in recent years raises questions about the challenges for liberal democracy and its basic institutional forms. For instance, what are “the ends” of democracy in a double sense: what are the ends of democracy, that is, its purposes and promises, but…

London Conference in Critical Thought 2017

The sixth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University, will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

Judith Butler: “Trump is emancipating unbridled hatred”

October 28, 2016 / By Die Zeit Photography: Judith Butler © Oliver Mehlis/dpa Interview: Rina Soloveitchik Where does all this reactionary populism come from? We spoke to philosopher Judith Butler about Donald Trump, Germany’s Willkommenskultur and radical democracy. ZEIT ONLINE: Why did you decide to write a book about public assemblies right now Judith Butler: I suppose I started to think about them during the Arab Spring when some debates…

Philosophical Perspectives on Critical Psychiatry: Challenges and Opportunities

29th Annual Meeting: Philosophical Perspectives on Critical Psychiatry: Challenges and
Opportunities, May 20-21, 2017

Call for Abstracts

Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
San Diego, California

Critical Psychiatry is a wide-ranging movement that encompasses a highly varied, and possibly incommensurable, array of concepts, concerns, and activities.

Projects for 2016 of Latitudes

The projects for 2016 of Latitudes, the Latin American Research Group from Australia, are now available online, including the recordings of events carried out in the first semester, the launch of a new book and a project of digital archives. Seminars “Media Monopolies and political power in Latin America: The Argentine Case” and “Public Forum: political crisis in Brazil”. Also, new books on historical memory in South America.

Material and Concepts: working methods and theoretical relations of Walter Benjamin

Call for Papers. This workshop is interested in the relation between Benjamin’s work with different kinds of material and its conceptual articulation. The point of departure will be Benjamin’s working notes dealing with sociohistorical and political topics. Deadline: 1 October, 2016. The workshop will combine lectures (followed by Q&A) with a collective working method.

Otherwise than Political

Otherwise than political will bring together gather essays that explore the possibility that “politicity” may well exceed traditional political frameworks and resist being captured by current political forms. We seek work that lays bare claims that cannot be translated as links within a populist chain of equivalent demands, bodies that cannot be particularized and thus identified, actions that showcase the limits of our concept of political action.