International political theory postgraduate masterclass

This event will be in Zoom

IPT Postgraduate Masterclass: “The Trouble with Critique: Questioning in International Political Thought”

Instructor: Dr Gideon Baker (Griffith University)

Masterclass description: “The world viewed from the perspective of international political theory (IPT) has largely been a European world. But is it enough to point out in historiographical research that the vision of the world that shapes so much normative IPT is European in provenance? What if the critique of this European world in the name of a truer image of the world was implicated in the Eurocentrism that it denounces? This would make critical IPT difficult to distinguish from its target. The broader problem here, the problem that I will introduce in this masterclass, is that critique has a history, and that history is indistinguishable from the aporias of questioning that have long haunted western philosophy.”

This masterclass is open to interested MA and PhD students. The masterclass will be hybrid, with the instructor and some participants present in person and other participants joining virtually. The event is jointly organised and sponsored by CRIPT and the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

Zoom registration will close two hours before the event begins.

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