Power: Philosophical Approaches in European Thought
Dr Ruth Griffin, Dr Patrick O’Connor, Dr Neil Turnbull.
Thursday 18th of February
Nottingham Trent University 
George Eliot 219, Clifton Campus
10:00 – 16:15
The purpose of the school is to examine and explore the place of Power in recent European Thought. While the notion of power has a rich philosophical heritage ranging from the readings of Aristotle to Leibniz on to Foucault, it has been embraced with various degrees of intensity in recent developments in European thought. It has been adopted to different degrees by poststructuralists, new forms of vitalism, Agamben, Hardt and Negri, as well as underpinning the collective political ontology of Badiou and Rancière.
The aim of the day school is to explore these issues and present different perspective on the reception, relevance and applicability of power for contemporary thought.
10:00-11:00 Dr Neil Turnbull, Nottingham Trent University: “’Fascism and the Power of Nothing.”
11:00-12:00: Dr Maurizio Meloni, University of Nottingham, “Bare Life Naturalism: Science, Power, and Identities in a Neurobiological Era.”
12:00- 1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Dr Keith Crome, Manchester Metropolitan University, “’Life, Death, Sex: Biopower in the History of Sexuality’.”
2:00-3:00 Dr Nina Power, University of Roehampton, “TBA: Feminism and Power.”
3:15-4:15 Dr Ullrich Haase, Manchester Metropolitan University, ‘TBA: Nietzsche and Will to Power’.
Contact: Patrick O’Connor