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  • Juli 17, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal

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 …

  • Juli 20, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal

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, …

  • Juli 21, 2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • Humboldt-Universität zu 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.