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Re-Thinking Ideology: A Practice-Theoretical Account – Rahel Jaeggi (HU, Social Philosophy)

February 11 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

US flag in background with man on stool, light from foreground

Jasper Johns at Pearl Street studio in 1955. Photograph by Robert Rauschenberg

“How is it possible for people to uphold, promote, stabilize, or simply not actively challenge social structures that cause them suffering and that can be said to run contrary to their own interests? How is it that our day-to-day behavior, actions, and beliefs sometimes in fact promote oppressive power structures even when we neither intend nor realize it? It is along these lines that we might formulate the problem to which the concept of “ideology” offers a response.”

“This talk is an attempt to revitalize the concept of ideology for social critique while understanding ideology in terms of practices and practice-theory. “


February 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


205 East Pyne Hall


The Department Of German