Skip to main content Skip to navigation

WMA Graduate Research Seminar, 2023/2024

Research seminar run in conjunction with the WMA Research Centre and open to all philosophy postgraduate students.
If you would like to receive email notifications about the seminar, please email h dot lerman at warwick dot ac dot uk
In Summer Term the seminar will take place on Wednesdays, weeks 4-7 and 9, at 14:00-16:00, in room S1.39.

In preparation for MindGrad we will dedicate the first 3 sessions to 3 papers by Matt Soteriou and the following 2 session to background reading for Lea Salje's talk.

Week 4: Matt Soteriou, ‘Determining the Future’ [pdf]

Week 5: Matt Soteriou, ‘The past made present: Mental time travel in episodic recollection’ [pdf]

Week 6: Matt Soteriou, ‘Waking Up and Being Conscious' [link]

Week 7: Eli Alshanetsky, Articulating a Thought, Introduction [link] and Chapter 2 'A Puzzle' [link]

Week 9: Alex Byrne, 'Knowing that I'm thinking' [link]


Previous Seminars

Show all calendar items

CRPLA Symposium - Critical Theory in the Digital Age

- Export as iCalendar
Location: S2.77 (the Cowling Room)

Critical Theory in the Digital Age

Friday 8 March 2024, 1 pm – 5 pm, S2.77 (Cowling Room), Social Sciences Building, and on MS Teams

Ever since its beginnings, Critical Theory has been concerned with the constitution of human subjectivity. Its proponents have understood this constitution as a process between individuals and society that changes historically. In this symposium, we will explore how social imperatives today form and deform human faculties – sensually and intellectually – and critically investigate the extent to which the work of early Frankfurt School theorists (Adorno, Marcuse, Benjamin, and others) enables us to shed light on these contemporary processes.


1 – 1.50 pm

Alexandra Schauer (Institute for Social Research, Goethe University, Frankfurt):

‘Man without a World: On the Disappearance of the Idea of Social Agency’

2 – 2.50 pm

Lars Rensmann (University of Passau):

‘On the Politics of Unreason in the Digital Age: Reading Social Media and Reconfigurations of Authoritarianism with Adorno’




3.10 – 4 pm

Sebastian Tränkle (Free University, Berlin):

‘Deformation or Perfection. On the Dialectic of Aesthetic Self-Formation’

4.10 – 5 pm

Antonia Hofstätter (University of Warwick):

‘Atrophied Images: Childhood as Critique in T.W. Adorno’

 Please join us in person or on MS Teams (use this link).

This event is co-organised by the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts and the Warwick Workshop for Interdisciplinary German Studies

Contact: Antonia Hofstätter ( or Christine Achinger (

Tags: CRPLA Event

Show all calendar items