What is the status of the Antarctic Treaty 60 years after its entry into force? This workshop is part of the Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica project.
Friday Sep. 20, 2019 – Saturday Sep. 21, 2019
Ancient Philosophy Society
Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
University of Oslo
The workshop will consist of 25 minutes presentation by the speakers, followed by 35 minutes of Q&A. The papers will be made available for attendants of the workshop.
Everybody is very welcome to join! In particular we encourage students to join us.
Truth and authority come as a package—but which of the two is the source of the other? Is truth a source of a special kind of authority? Or is what is true decided by whoever has the power and authority to dominate discourse? In recent years, theorists in the postmodernist and poststructuralist tradition have been accused of paving the way for the post-truth era in public discourse by weakening our conception of truth. Our intent in this workshop is not primarily to assess the rightness or wrongness of accusations made against theory in postmodern and poststructuralist tradition. Rather we are looking for theoretical positions that go beyond the dichotomous view of truth and power. To meet the backlash challenge, we need to acknowledge the constraints of a discourse-independent world while still keeping in view the power-mechanisms that structure truth-claims.