September 10, 2023

CRITIQUE Special Seminar Series – James Tully’s Dialogue and Decolonization, 5-19 October, 3:00pm

This CRITIQUE Special Seminar Series is dedicated to the political thought of James Tully. ‘Series A’ runs Thursdays (October 5, 12, 19). It will focus on Prof Tully’s forthcoming book, Dialogue and Decolonization. ‘Series B’ runs Fridays (October 6, 13, 20). For these sessions, we will be joined by guest scholars to discuss Tully’s work and how they’ve engaged it in their own.

Because the book is not yet published, registration is essential to ensure our advance copy is distributed in accordance with Bloomsbury’s copyright guideliness. Please register for the Seminar Series here

Dialogue and Decolonization is an urgent methodological provocation for anyone interested in the ethical, conceptual, and political challenges of political thought today. By bringing together philosophers whose work on political philosophy, intellectual history, and world philosophies pushes the boundaries of conventional scholarship, this collaborative collection opens up space in political philosophy for new approaches. Garrick Cooper, Sudipta Kaviraj, Charles W. Mills, and Sor-hoon Tan respond to the challenges James Tully raises for comparative political thought. Arranged around Tully’s opening chapter, they demonstrate the value of critical dialogue and point to the different attempts cultures make to understand their experiences. Through the use of methods from various disciplines and cultural contexts, each interlocutor exemplifies the transformative power of genuine democratic dialogue across philosophical traditions. Together they call for a radical reorientation of conceptual and intellectual readings from intellectual history including the Afro-modern political tradition, Indigenous philosophies, and the lived experiences of societies in Asia.

Location: Senate Room, New College G.19