Tuesday 10th February 2015, 8:00pm
Session 134: “After Theory” by Terry Eagleton
During this first Theory Tuesdays session of 2015 at Counter Space, Philip Matesic presented the first two chapters of the book “After Theory” by Terry Eagleton (Basic Books: New York, 2004).
“The purpose of After Theory is twofold: 1) To sketch a history of the evolution of cultural theory from the 1960s through the 1990s, highlighting what Eagleton thinks are its achievements and its defects, and 2) With the Bible in one hand and Das Kapital in the other, to construct an alternative kind of theory, which addresses the important issues he believes are ignored by recent cultural theorists, i.e. truth, objectivity, morality, revolution, and fundamentalism.” -Abdelkader Aoudjit, philosophynow.org