Contradiction Studies

Concepts of Contradiction II

Lilli Hasche & Helen Stephan (RTG Contradiction Studies)

11/07/2023 2:30 pm 4:45 pm

U Bremen GRA 2 0030 & online

As members of the RTG Contradiction Studies we all work in the field of or with contradictions. But what does this concept mean? What does it mean to work with contradiction(s) as a concept, method or tool? How can we come together using contradiction(s)? In two sessions we invite the members of the RTG to discuss their understandings of contradiction(s). We want to enhance finding partners for collaboration who think in similar ways and think about interdisciplinarity as translation – how to translate?

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“The contradiction of law in Derrida lies in the interstice that separates the impossibility of deconstructing justice from the possibility of deconstructing law.”

Andreas Fischer-Lescano

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

Gisela Febel
l’illusion d’une unité

“Foucault speaks of contradiction as l’illusion d’une unité.”

Ingo H. Warnke
sustained engagement

“The history of Western philosophy can be understood as a sustained engagement with contradiction.”

Norman Sieroka

“Contradictions are an important driver of scientific practice and knowledge.”

Norman Sieroka