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European Provocations

In this series we invite thinkers and scholars - thought provokers in their own right - to introduce a short text which has special significance to them.

Accelerate Europe: the geographical imaginaries of accelerationism

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Thursday 4 December, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE



Benjamin Noys|, Reader in English, University of Chichester



Chair: Timothy Secret|, Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion, University of Winchester

How can we imagine a way out of the stasis of a Europe mired in financial crisis? The proponents of ‘accelerationism’ argue the need to embrace forces of abstraction and technology that can escape ‘old’ Europe. In this talk, Benjamin Noys will critically explore these alternative geographical imaginaries as attempts to come to terms with the ‘uneven’ forms of capital within Europe.

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Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEaccelerationism  


Questions of Identity

Thursday 11 December, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE


Vincent Descombes|, Visiting Professor of French Literature, University of Chicago and Director of Studies, School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris.



Alan Montefiore|, Emeritus Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford and President of the Forum for European Philosophy



Chair: Danielle Sands|, Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

What does it mean to speak of an individual’s very identity as a person? And what too of the ongoing identity of an institution or a group? And how is the sense of ‘identity’ as that which is identical related to ‘that which defines what and who we are’? Vincent Descombes will discuss some of the multiple complexities in what he has called Les embarras de l’identité.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEidentity