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Progressive Geographies

Workshop: Genealogy and Political Theory, 29 September 2017, 10.00 hrs. – 17.00 hrs.
Campus Roeterseiland, building J/K, room B22 (Valckenierstraat 65-67, 1018 XE Amsterdam)

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of works of and on genealogy by political theorists and historians of political thought. However, with this proliferation comes questions about what exactly genealogy is, how to understand past work on and of genealogy (in particular by Nietzsche and Foucault), how it is connected to other forms of critical inquiry (such as ideology critique), and what its role can and should be in political theorising more broadly.

This workshop brings together scholars working on genealogy to discuss and begin to answer these questions, with a particular focus on the growing contribution of genealogy for helping us to make sense of contemporary political theory and practice.

Programme

  • 10:00 – Professor Bernard Reginster (Brown University), “Nietzsche on Truth and Genealogy”.
  • 11:10 – Coffee…

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