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Advanced Training at Kent:  Critical Methods in the Social Sciences: Creativity and Critique

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Advanced Training at Kent: Critical Methods in the Social Sciences: Creativity and Critique

  • Graduate Training Room Cornwallis East Canterbury Campus The University of Kent, (map)

Venue: The University of Kent, Canterbury Campus, Cornwallis East, Graduate Training Room (3rd Floor)

One of the central elements of critical methods is that they express a complex relationship between discovery and creativity. At the heart of this complexity is the philosophically rich notion of the event. After a scene-setting presentation into the major themes, the session will focus on open discussion related to the nature of events and how events relate to history and causality. 

At stake in these discussions will be questions that are especially pertinent for researchers using methods inspired by the dialectical tradition of modern European philosophy (for example, Hegelian and Marxist approaches) and for those that aim to use genealogical methods within their work (for example, Nietzschean and Foucauldian approaches). This session develops themes raised in the workshop on Critical Methods in the Social Sciences: A Philosophical Introduction but attendance at that workshop is NOT a prerequisite for attendance at this one.

The workshop will be delivered by: Dr Iain McKenzie, School of Politics and International Relations.

Booking: Please book your space through Kent’s Online Store. More information on our fee structure and cancellation policy is available at this link.