Bergson and the Invention of Time

By Sam Berlin In Creative Evolution, Henri Bergson (1911, p.342) notes that physics can only describe time using the ‘cinematic method’ – our ability to understand and reference time is limited to representations. These representations form the basis of human relationships with time and constitute the lived experience of it. We are unable to approachContinue reading “Bergson and the Invention of Time”

Is Deleuzian urban planning possible?

By Catherine Midwood The ‘Theorizing Society and Space’ course we take as part of the MSc in Society & Space centres on reading and discussing prominent theorists who have written on the relationships between society and space. One of these theorists is Gilles Deleuze, an important philosopher for contemporary cultural geography. His work on politics,Continue reading “Is Deleuzian urban planning possible?”

‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?

By Ciara Merrick   Continental philosophy of social science encompasses a rich canon of thinkers, in turn reflecting the longer histories of European thought,  from Ancient Greece and Rome, to early Christendom and today. However, the dominance of Anglo-American philosophy within much of the contemporary social sciences has served to marginalise the continental tradition, eitherContinue reading “‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?”