[SydPhil] 'Inner West Council Philosophy Talk', John Grumley (USyd): “What is Critical Theory? ", Thursday, March 21, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Marrickville Library.

Simon Lumsden s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au
Fri Mar 8 12:13:07 AEDT 2019

Details of the Next “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"

Title: “What is Critical Theory? ”

Speaker: Hon. Assoc. Prof. John Grumley  (Philosophy, University of Sydney)


Critical theory emerges out of a dissatisfaction with the established ways of considering the connection of theory to society and history. Critical theory is associated with Marx and his requirement to appreciate the social connections with thought and culture. In the following lecture I introduce some key thinkers and ideas in this revolutionary and influential approach. My aim will be to elaborate the main features of this approach to philosophy and society and consider why it has a contemporary relevance amongst its competitors.

Thursday, March 21
6:30pm - 7:45pm
N.B Venue change for March only — Marrickville Library (CNR Marrickville & Petersham Roads)
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided
Bookings online or call 9367 9266

Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link:
If the event booking says that it is fully booked please still attend as many people who register do not show up on the night.

John Grumley taught for many years in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney. He is now Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He is the author of several books and edited collections on critical theory. He is the Director of the Markus Archive and has published widely in the area of social and political philosophy, critical theory and biopolitics.

Upcoming talks:
“Living in a Fine Tuned Universe: A User’s Guide”, Tuesday 16 April, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Mark Colyvan  (Uni of Sydney)
"Philosophy of Happiness”, Thursday 16 May, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Caroline West (Uni of Sydney)

“TBA”, Thursday July 18, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Melissa Merritt (UNSW)

Simon Lumsden
(Inner West Council philosophy talks program coordinator)

Simon Lumsden | Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales | Sydney | NSW 2052 | Australia
work + 61 2 9385 2369
s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au<mailto:s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au>

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