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Keynote Talk: The Logic of Self-Disruption and the Disciplinary of Knowledge Production: how to dislocate the configuration of subjective technology

Monday 20 August 2018
Lecture is open to public, registration not required. For questions, contact Maja Vodopivec at m.vodopivec@luc.leidenuniv.nl
Workshop: Words and Violence: Global History of the 1968 Protests in Japan and its Contemporary Meaning
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Klein Auditorium


Abstract: This will be an auto-biographical account that hopefully will help explain a widely-shared insight that enticed many university students to call into question the institutional authority of academic knowledge and to reflect upon the anticipated future of their own career prospects. This insight was then referred to as the Logic of Self-Disruption (『自己否定の論理』). Like many of the undergraduate students who were involved in what was then called the ‘university struggle,’ I learned step by step that the question of power and knowledge does not exclusively consist in how to manipulate and apply scientific knowledge to social, economic and cultural reality; more crucial is the production of knowledge itself, in which power is the most creative as well as the most devastating, for the production of knowledge is necessarily the production of the self.

Part 1: The topics of discipline or disciplinarity

Part 2: The strategies of disruption


Ivo Smits (Professor, Leiden University),

Mark Pendleton (Lecturer, University of Sheffield)

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