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: John Hamilton (Harvard), Chantal Mouffe (Univ. of Westminster), and Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia). Details TBA.

All Center events are open to the public.

Theory Center Offers Independent Study for Credit

Starting in Spring 2015, the Theory Center offers students the option of receiving graduate credit for taking part in the reading group. Afrer consulting with the group's convener, Prof. Oana Panaïté, students can sign up for CTIH-T700 for up to 4 credit hours.

Blumenberg Reading Group

The Center reading group continues its study of Hans Blumenberg's work by turning to his Paradigms for a Metaphorology.

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