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Religious Belief and Social Pathology in the USA

November 22, 2008


According to research published in the Journal of Religion and Society this week, developed countries which are predomiantly secular seem to suffer fewer social ills like murder, suicide and teenage pregnancy.  The apparent bogeyman of the piece is the USA, which, while being the most religious Western society, has rates of murder, incarceration, abortion, syphilis, […]

Resurgence in Marx

October 20, 2008


According to the BBC, sales of Marx’s Das Kapital are up more than 300% in Germany since the onset of the credit crunch, and have been on the rise since 2005.  Even the Times is asking whether Marx was on to something.  Could we be seeing the end of the popular embargo on Marxist thought?

CFP: The Future(s) of Critical Theory

October 7, 2008


First Graduate Conference in Frankfurt am Main, 19.-21 March 2009 Whether or not “critical theory” constitutes a well-defined, easily identifiable and self-contained school of thought has been a matter of debate. For the organizers of this conference, given the plurality of theoretical projects that consider themselves in the tradition of the “Frankfurt School,” critical thinking […]

CFP – Universal Pragmatics

May 25, 2007


ECREA Section for the Philosophy of Communication First Bi-Annual Conference 25 YEARS OF UNIVERSAL PRAGMATICS FACTS and FICTIONS 08-09 NOVEMBER 2007 | UNIVERSITY OF SURREY | GUILDFORD Rethinking communication theory seems to be in vogue again. Even though it is dangerous to seek to predict future theoretical trends, the field of communication theory seems likely […]

Habermas: The Basics

May 11, 2007


In this video, Jürgen Habermas outlines the broad contours of his work (deliberative democracy and communicatve rationality). The discussion isn’t very theoretical, but certainly gives a flavour of the Habermasian project.

Zizek on Philosophy

April 20, 2007


… and chocolate laxatives.

Honneth in London

March 30, 2007


Axel Honneth spoke in London last week as part of the Forum for European Philosophy series of ‘Conversations’. He was talking to Peter Dews, and the conversation spanned from his confessions of undermotivated scholarship in the 1960s to a brief discussion of his latest work on reification. The talk – which was both interesting and […]