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Date:

29 October 2004

Time:

2 pm to 6 pm

Location:

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street, London

Citizenship and consumerism: thinking beyond the polarity

This seminar will include two contributions:


1. Re-thinking the good life: the citizenship dimension of consumer dissatisfaction with consumerism

Kate Soper
Institute for the Study of European Transformations
London Metropolitan University


2. Citizenship, Consumerism and the Uses of the Imagination

A joint project of the politics dept. and CCR.


If you intend to come or want any further information, please contact Nick Hostettler <nh8@soas.ac.uk>, or Kathryn Dean <kd1@soas.ac.uk>.


Date:

Saturday 21 June 2003

Time:

2 pm to 6 pm

Location:

Committee Room 116
Main Building
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street, London

A Special Celebration Forum for Andrew Collier

Defending Objectivity

Speakers: Roger Trigg and John O'Neill.

Followed by a round table discussion with contributors the forthcoming Festschrift devoted to the theme of objectivity in Andrew Collier's work.


Plus: Book Launch. At 6.00 pm, CCR and Routledge will be toasting the launch of Andrew's newly published On Objectivity.


If you intend to come or want any further information, please contact Nick Hostettler <nh8@soas.ac.uk>, or Kathryn Dean <kd1@soas.ac.uk>.


Date:

Friday 21 March 2003

Time:

2 pm to 6 pm

Location:

Room G51, Main Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London

Seminar on Critical Realism and Dialectics

This seminar will include contributions from three speakers:


Dialectics and hyper-dialectics: towards a critical methodology of political engagement

Diana Coole
Queen Mary College


The Dialectics of emancipation in the current global condition

Branwen Gruffydd Jones
University of Aberdeen


Dialectical critical realism: between ethics and history

Alan Norrie
King's College London


Admission is free for all


Date:

Wednesday 11 December 2002

Time:

2 pm to 6 pm

Location:

The Assembly Room (Room G2), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H, 0XGD, University of London Union, Malet Street, London

Seminar on the theme of:

History and Materialism: Marxism and
Critical Realism

Speakers: Alex Callinicos and Roy Bhaskar

Admission is free for all.


Date:

Friday 02 November 2001

Time:

2 pm to 6 pm

Location:

Room 3D, University of London Union, Malet Street, London

Seminar on the theme of:

The self in critical realism

The seminar will include contributions from three speakers: 

Margaret Archer

"Being human in reality"

Alan Norrie

"Ethics and human being"

Roy Bhaskar

"Who am I?"

Entrance for students and unwaged is free.
For others there will be a nominal charge of £5.


Date:

Friday 04 May 2001

Time:

2 pm to 6 pm (2 events)

Location:

Palms Room, the University of London Union, Malet Street, London

Event 1 (from 2 pm to 5 pm):

Seminar on the theme of:

Ecology and Realist Philosophy

The seminar will include contributions from three speakers:

Ted Benton

"Humanism and naturalism in critical realist environmentalism"

Andrew Collier

"The value of diversity"

Roy Bhaskar

"Critical realism, post modernism and the global crisis"

Event 2 (from 5 pm to 6 pm):

Reception hosted by Routledge to officially launch the publication of four new books in the Critical Realism: Interventions series:

Stephen Ackroyd and Steve Fleetwood (eds.)

Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations

Margaret Archer and Jonathan Tritter (eds.)

Rational Choice Theory: resisting colonization

Bob Carter

Realism and Racism: concepts of race in sociological research

Sean Creaven

Marxism and Materialism: a materialistic application of realism in the social sciences

There will be a nominal charge of £5 for waged people and £1 for others.


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