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

Norman Sieroka

“Contradictions need to be articulated in order to exist.”

Martin Nonhoff

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

Gisela Febel
problem to be solved

“Contradiction is not primarily a problem to be solved but a motor we cannot do without.”

Martin Nonhoff

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

Andreas Fischer-Lescano