Contradiction Studies

»The danger of a single story« (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). How to decolonize contradiction»

Gisela Febel (GRK Contradiction Studies), Michi Knecht (GRK Contradiction Studies)& Kerstin Knopf (GRK Contradiction Studies)

06/30/2022 5:45 pm 7:00 pm

U Bremen GRA 2 0030

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prison of difference

“‘Contradiction is the prison of difference‘ writes the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Worlds of Contradiction asks: how can we explain and describe the world without making it more coherent and systematic than it is?”

Michi Knecht

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

Norman Sieroka

“The city is a laboratory not only of modernity, but also of contradiction.”

Julia Lossau
power and resistance

“Michel Foucault says: “Where there is power, there is resistance, and […] this resistance is never in a position of exteriority in relation to power” (History of Sexuality I, The Will to Knowledge, 1976, p. 95)”

Gisela Febel
coherence in thought

“The imperative of non-contradiction generally produces a coherence in thought that is often at odds with social complexities.”

Yan Suarsana