Dialectics Returns

Workshop on Dialectical Thinking

Followed by the launch of the book Sometimes, We Are Eternal by Alain Badiou (Lyon: Suture Press, 2019)
September 12th, 2019, 10 – 19.00
Academic Conference Center, Husova 4, Prague
Speakers: Elena Louisa Lange, Agon Hamza, Nick Nesbitt, Reza Naderi, Petr Kužel, Jana Ndiaye Berankova, Michael Hauser, Joe Grim Feinberg

videos from the workshop

Dialectic was one of the veins of Critical theory and Marxism in their flourishing time despite all its vicissitudes. The dismantling of the socialist regimes all round the world in the late 1980th and early 1990th can be seen to be a symbolic onset of long-term crisis of dialectics which caused its marginalization. However, is it possible to think an event, or any radical transformation of our current situation without simultaneously thinking dialectic? And if so, what kind of dialectic? The goal of this research workshop is to explore and question the forms of dialectic that could become a launching pad for new concepts of dialectic that would challenge culture, political, and economic stalemates in these times.