Critical Theory and the Concept of Social Pathology

September 13, 2017 - September 14, 2017
Research Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex at Brighton

Art A, conference room 108 - Philosophy Department (Day 1) + Art C Building Room C233 (Day 2)
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RH
United Kingdom

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  • The Aristotelian Society
  • The Mind Association


Koshka Duff
University of Sussex
Lorna Finlayson
University of Essex
Fabian Freyenhagen
University of Essex
Federica Gregoratto
University of St. Gallen
Onni Hirvonen
University of Jyväskylä
Timo Jütten
University of Essex
Arto Laitinen
University of Tempere
Lois McNay
Oxford University
Jan Overwijk
University of Amsterdam
Arvi Särkelä
Universität Luzern
Peter Verovšek
University of Sheffield
Dagmar Wilhelm
University of the West of England
Rosalind Worsdale
University of Essex


Denis Chevrier-Bosseau
University of Sussex
Gordon Finlayson
University of Sussex

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A Two Day Conference:

Presented by the Research Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex                                     


September 13th-14th 2017

University of Sussex (Brighton)

The theme for this event is ‘Critical Theory and the idea of Social Pathology’. This is a topic of increasing importance to philosophy and critical social theory, as a way of capturing what is problematic with any social system or association. But it is also controversial; In the light of what, could one appropriately designate a social order as pathological?

However, the term and its normative meaning, is also highly contested. All sides of this vibrant debate will be interacting here.

The topic of the conference builds on and broadens work already published in the Centre’s journal, Studies in Social and Political Thought, vol. 25 on Pathologies of Recognition. It broadens the topic out to embrace more general question about the relation between critical social theory and the idea of social pathology.


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