Lezing 'A Seductive Force of ‘Noumenal Power’: A New Path (or Impasse) for Critical Theory?'

Voor wie
Studenten, Medewerkers, Alumni, Journalisten
Wanneer
19-04-2018 van 12:30 tot 14:00
Waar
Meeting Room Dean John Vincke, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent
Voertaal
Engels
Door wie
Department of Conflict and Development Studies
Contact
steven.schoofs@ugent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/doctoralschools/en/doctoraltraining/courses/specialistcourses/sbs/pragmatism-for-social-scientists.htm
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Dr Susen will review the concept of ‘noumenal power’ and assess its usefulness for overcoming the shortcomings of alternative explanatory frameworks.

This public lectures series runs in connection with the Doctoral School course Pragmatism for Social Scientists: Histories, Criticisms & Opportunities. Guest speakers who will be leading seminar sessions in the Pragmatism course will also give a public lecture on their own work and will engage with the audience in Q&A.

The main purpose of this lecture is to examine Rainer Forst’s account of ‘noumenal power’. Given the increasing influence of Forst’s scholarly writings on paradigmatic developments in contemporary critical theory, it is imperative to scrutinize the key assumptions underlying his conception of ‘noumenal power’ and to assess its usefulness for overcoming the shortcomings of alternative explanatory frameworks.

Simon Susen is Reader in Sociology at City, University of London. Before joining City in 2011, he held lectureships at Birkbeck, University of London, Newcastle University, and Goldsmiths, University of London. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge.