There’s still a few spaces left for an event tomorrow on ‘big thinkers’ (Marx, Derrida, Hayek) and how they can be applied in empirical research.
The main speakers are Alex Callinicos, Vivienne Jabri and Mark Pennington.
I’ll also be talking on the use and abuse of these thinkers in empirical research, including misreadings and arms-length usage of Habermas and Foucault.
The talk is run by the KCL social-science Doctoral Training Centre. The talk is mainly aimed at PhD students but all are welcome.
To register please click here.
Big Thinkers: Exploring Important Theorists of Social Issues
Karl Marx, Jacques Derrida & Friedrich Hayek
13 November 2014, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Franklin Wilkins Building 1.71, Waterloo Campus
This afternoon event will involve three 30 minute presentations in which KCL academics will present key conceptual ideas from a major social theorist of specific value to their work. A question and answer session will follow each talk and there will be refreshments and a talk to provide ideas and advice on using big thinkers in your own research.
The schedule is as follows:
2:00 – 2:15 – Introduction (Gerhard Schnyder, Management, KCL)
2:15 – 3:00 – Marx (Alex Callinicos, European & International Studies, KCL)
3:00 – 3:45 – Derrida (Vivienne Jabri, War Studies, KCL)
3:45 – 4:15 – tea/coffee
4:15 – 5:00 – Hayek (Mark Pennington, Department of Political Economy, KCL)
5:00 – 5:30 – How (Not) To Use Big Thinkers (Adrian Blau, Department of Political Economy, KCL)
5:30 – 6:00 – Roundtable
6:00 onwards – drinks/refreshments