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Critique is future-directed: It communicates a ‘more general imperative’ that affects the possible, the imaginable, and thereby the actual. Even if formulated as a mere rejection of an existing theory or perspective on the world, it points to an alternative – a directionality of action which diverges from what it criticizes. This alternative may remain hidden, mystified, or implicit. Arguably, however, it is the Humanities’ and Social Sciences’ task to make the alternatives surface as clearly as possible – so as to render them contestable, renegotiable, accessible for future critique.
Such productive critiques can be found in Heidegger’s destruction and Derrida’s deconstruction, in Ilyenkov’s ideal and Critical Psychology’s reconstructionist critique. The symposium gathers theoretical psychologists who shed light on a variety of understandings of critique, who productively discuss what the purpose or function of critique, its methods and its limitations may be: Who benefits from critique? Is critique a collective process? How can critique bridge academic and non-academic practice? And what has critique to do with psychology?
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||International Society for Theoretical psychology 16th Biennial Conference: Resistance & Renewal - Coventry University, Conventry, United Kingdom|
Duration: 26 Jun 2015 → 30 Jun 2015
|Conference||International Society for Theoretical psychology 16th Biennial Conference|
|Period||26/06/2015 → 30/06/2015|
Bibliographical noteThe attached Final Programme includes the Abstract
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Niklas Alexander Chimirri (Speaker)26 Jun 2015 → 30 Jun 2015
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