Our socio-political present is marked by an admixture of violence––some inherited, stable structures and systems, some transformations and renewals of old forms of violence, and some wholly new phenomena. All of these urgently require conceptual frameworks which can make them intelligible and thus act as a step towards resistance. Movements of resistance and response to the violence of the present likewise require analysis and conceptualization. Confrontations with these myriad forms of violence provide thinkers today with vastly different access-points for conceptualizing harm. These diverse perspectives can shed light on the radically different types of violence constitutive, characteristic, and resultant of our social, political, and economic structures, and our everyday ethical dealings. This fall, the DePaul Philosophy Department will host a conference on these themes, showcasing the work of graduate students from other departments and responses by our own graduate students on September 27th & 28th.
The event is free and open to the public
Friday, September 27 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 300
2350 N Kenmore Ave