PaCT Lab

The department is home to The Philosophy and Critical Theory Lab which aims, by means of humanistic methods and a hospitable, creative, and organized space, to generate insights along two related and separable tracks. Within the philosophy track, the lab aims to grasp how an examined life may (best) be lived in current conditions. Within the critical theory track, the lab aims to make explicit the ways in which the structures and systems of society shape our very notions of life and living.

The lab offers students and others the possibility to pursue philosophical and critical theoretical work around an ethos of experimentation in the face of contemporary conditions. It normally has several projects already running, but, in light of its emphasis on experimentation, is also perpetually open to new proposals and possibilities.

You can visit the lab’s virtual space here or its physical space in Winningham 103B on campus.