On Friday, November 8th, The London Graduate School in association with Art & Philosophy @ Central Saint Martins hosted “A Symposium on Resistance” with Jacqueline Rose, Peter Hallward, Costas Douzinas, Michael Dillon and Howard Caygill.
The symposium debated the possibilities and limits of a politics of resistance, its ambivalent relationship to the project of revolutionary emancipation, its proximity to violence and its strategic and tactical potentials.
A recording of the symposium is now available here.
The symposium was held to celebrate the publication of Howard Caygill’s latest book, “On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance”. More details about the launch can be found here.
About the Speakers:
Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English, Queen Mary College, University of London and author of The Last Resistance
Peter Hallward is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment
Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London and author of Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe
Michael Dillon is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Lancaster University and author (with J. Reid) of The Liberal Way of War: Killing to Make Life Live
Howard Caygill is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance
(Images from the event courtesy of Liza Thompson, Bloomsbury Publishing)