[SydPhil] Reminder: Nikolas Kompridis @ UNSW tomorrow

Joanne Faulkner j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
Mon Sep 10 11:40:28 AEST 2012

Date:               Tuesday 11 September
Time:              1 p.m.
Venue:           Morven Brown 308B, University of NSW
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Professor Nikolas Kompridis
School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney

Anti Anti-Essentialism
Anti-essentialism has become the default stance for much, if not all critical inquiry, today. In this paper, I identify the limitations of this stance, and how it has come to function as a blockage to thinking anew some of the most urgent questions of our time. The upshot of the argument is not that we need to revert to essentialist assumptions, but that we need to go beyond the essentialist/anti-essentialist binary.

Nikolas Kompridis is a Professorial Fellow in the School of Humanities & Communication Arts, specialising in Philosophy and Political Thought, and amember of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Critique and Disclosure: Critical Theory between Past and Future (MIT Press, 2006), and editor of Philosophical Romanticism (Routledge, 2006) and The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought (Continuum, 2012).

Dr Joanne Faulkner, j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
School of Humanities

Dr Joanne Faulkner
ARC DECRA Research Fellow
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Room 338, Morven Brown Building
University of New South Wales
Kensington, NSW 2052

j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
+61 2 9385 2287
Co-Government/Institutional Representative, Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy: http://www.ascp.org.au
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