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- 1Balcom, Christopher D
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- 1Sari, Yasemin
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- 1Claudine Herzlich
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From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek)Download
This project is centered on two primary concerns. First, to reformulate Adorno’s notion of ethical subjectivity in a way that allows for a clearer articulation of his normative position, and second, to make it more relevant to our contemporary social context and advances in social theory. My...
Hannah Arendt argues that political action is only meaningful through the disclosure of who the actor uniquely is, and that this disclosure is the basis of human dignity. Arendt’s notion of performative disclosure helps us to rethink the individuated actor, not as a sovereign and...
This project seeks to answer two pivotal questions: How does Frantz Fanon think about history, and how might we critically apply his philosophy of history today? In answering the former, I devote the first chapter to a close reading of Fanon’s work, arguing that Fanon offers a philosophy of...
This dissertation proposes an original reading of two important texts in early modern social contract theory: Hobbes’ Leviathan and Locke’s Treatises of Government. It analyzes the references to the Americas made in these texts to show how their illustrative use in depictions of the state of...
The purpose of this investigation is to formulate a theory of change. To this end, I first explore what goal(s) can productively inform a wide range of struggles. I argue in favour of an experimental ethics tentatively geared towards non-domination --a way of organising relations where parties...
This study examines the concept of agonistic reconciliation in the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, a commission established to address the settler colonial legacy of residential schools which generations of indigenous children were forced to attend. Agonistic...
In this dissertation, I undertake a critical analysis of the conception of community at work in what is termed “identity-based politics.” Working with Hannah Arendt’s implicit argument about place and visibility, I develop a theory of recognition in order to rethink the nature of community. The...