DFG Research Training Group 2686: Contradiction Studies
University of Bremen, „Worlds of Contradiction“
Grazer Straße 2, 28359 Bremen

Accessibility: Grazer Straße 2


    hierarchy of norms

    “If social contradictions are reflected in law, law cannot form a hierarchy of norms free of contradictions.”

    Andreas Fischer-Lescano

    “The basis of law is not an idea as a systematic unified principle but a paradox.”

    Andreas Fischer-Lescano
    Afterlife of colonialism

    “Contradiction comes in many different forms. None is so debilitating than when the coloniser transitions, textually not politically, to decoloniality without taking the responsibility for the afterlife of colonialism, which they continue to benefit from. Self-examination and self-interrogation of the relations of coloniality, a necessity, seem nearly impossible for the coloniser who continues to act as beneficiary, masked in the new-found language of White fragility, devoid of an ethical responsibility of the very system of White domination they claim to be against.” (Black Consciousness and the Politics of the Flesh)

    Rozena Maart
    decolonial scholarship

    “Creating decentralizing and decolonizing scholarship on contradiction, contradictory phenomena, and contradicting processes is a challenging task.”

    Kerstin Knopf

    “Resistance is a democratic right, sometimes a duty. With literature we can find models for this right and think about its limits.”

    Gisela Febel