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Research Projects

Research projects hosted by CAPS include:

Reason and Affect in Divided Societies

The aim of this project is to develop a new framework for analyzing affect and reason in divided societies. The project departs from prevailing knowledge by arguing that our current models of affect and reason are misguided, not only because they invoke an all too simplified image of how socio-political subjectivities are constructed, but also because they overlook how these constructions lead to different perceptions of disagreement, respect and tolerance. To avoid this impasse, the project outlines a new research area that sees affect and reason as mutually constitutive.

This project is funded in part by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS).

Critical Theory Today

The aim of this project is to reassess the potential of critical theory in a globalized world. The project is particularly interested in the possibilities for critique and for advancing new conceptions of normative collective agency that traverse the human-nonhuman divide. The project draws primarily on the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Habermas, Forst, and Honneth), but looks also to insights developed by Foucault, Deleuze, and the new materialism.

Parts of this project is organized in collaboration with Danish Philosophical Society.