Tag: Ideology

Social Science, Ideology, and the Study of "Race Relations"

Stephen Steinberg
Race: The Epistemology of Ignorance
October 11, 1999, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Ethnicity: The Epistemology of Wishful Thinking
October 12, 1999, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 13, 1999, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Power and Capital Revisited: The Ruling Class 34 Years Later

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Göran Therborn
"States, Societies, and the Rule of Capitalism"
Tuesday, October 25, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"The New Political Dynamics of Ideology"
Wednesday, October 26, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 27, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES

GÖRAN THERBORN is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and affiliated professor at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has been co-Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, professor of sociology at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and of political science at the Catholic University at Nijmegen, Netherlands. His books include, Science, Class and Society (l976), What Does the Ruling Class Do When It Rules (l978), The ideology of Power and the Power of Ideology (l980), Why Some Peoples Are More Unemplkoyed Than Others (l985), European Modernity and Beyond. The Trajectory of European Societies, l945-2000 (l995), Between Sex and Power. Family in the World, l900-2000 (2004), Inequalities of the World /2006), From Marxism to Postmarxism? (2008), The World. A Beginner's Guide (2011). He is currently working on a global project on Cities of Power.

Philosophy & the Contemporary World

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Alain Badiou
"Is Philosophy Able to Think the Present?"
Tuesday, December 9, 7:30pm, Elvehjem L160
"The Ideological Structure of the Contemporary World"
Wednesday, December 10, 7:30pm, Elvehjem L160
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, December 11, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Center for the Humanities and the UW Philosophy Department

ALAIN BADIOU holds the Rene Descartes Chair at the European Graduate School (EGS). Badiou was a student at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in the 1950s. He taught at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) from 1969 until 1999, when he returned to ENS as the Chair of the philosophy department. He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Collège International de Philosophie, on topics ranging from the great 'antiphilosophers' (Saint-Paul, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Lacan) to the major conceptual innovations of the twentieth century. Much of Badiou's life has been shaped by his dedication to the consequences of the May 1968 revolt in Paris. He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works.