Indiana University Bloomington

Spring 2015 Theme: Security, Violence, Law.


Questions about security and violence permeate the philosophical and political tradition as they lay the foundation for theories of authority (over ideas and space) and care (for bodies and concepts). The Theory Center devotes the Spring term to an intensive study of this topic. Our exploration culminates in a symposium, scheduled for April 11, 2015, featuring three guest speakers: Elizabeth Anker (Cornell), John Hamilton (Harvard), and Chantal Mouffe (Univ. of Westminster). Details TBA.

All Center events are open to the public.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Freud (But Were Afraid to Ask)

What exactly is the unconscious and how do we know it's there? Is psychoanalysis dead? Is a pipe sometimes just a pipe? Eyal Peretz has been thinking about Freud's work for many years. He will tell you why he keeps returning to it. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 - 8:30 pm, Coffeehouse, Collins, More >

Ideas for Themes Sought

If you have an idea for a theme that can focus the work of the Center for a term or a whole year, please send it to Michel Chaouli by Friday, Feb. 27.

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