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Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Winter Colloquium on February 7

Please join us for our Winter department colloquium! Professor Clayton Bohnet will present "A People on the Edge of the Void: Towards a Philosophy of Protest" on Feb. 7th at 4 p.m. in Black 150. Refreshments will be served.

The first part of the paper surveys and problematizes academic and common sense understandings of protest. The second part amplifies this discussion by dialoguing it with contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou's philosophy of the event and Micah White's (a founding member of the Occupy movement) somewhat cynical assessment of the future of protest. Although consistent focus will be paid to the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-6), the paper is designed to leave open the possibility of discussing acts of protest happening at the time of its delivery.

 

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