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  • July 17, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Humboldt University Berlin, Grimm Auditorium,

The opening panel of the 2017 Critical Theory Summer School is devoted to the role of progress in Critical Theory. Understood as a kind of learning process or even the trajectory of history overall, progress has played a central role in Critical Theory from the beginning. At the same time, it has been regarded as …

  • July 20, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Humboldt University Berlin, Grimm Auditorium,

If we take seriously that progress is not just a random improvement but comes about in historical processes, the question of how social change is theorized moves center stage. Is there such a thing as logics of history? Which social theory can best account for transformation?  Is there a type of dynamics specific to progress, …

  • July 21, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Humboldt University Berlin, UL 6 R. 2249 a,

This panel serves as the wrap-up for the 2017 Critical Theory Summer School. Alice Crary and Anna Katsman will open the discussion with their reports on the week’s discussions, afterwards core questions and debates will be revisited by Hauke Brunkhorst, Rahel Jaeggi, Alessandro Pinzani and Martin Saar.