Critical Theory and the Concept of Social Pathology Conference : The Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex, Date: September 2017 Introduction

James Gordon Finlayson


Introduction to the papers presented in the present edition that were first heard at the Critical Theory and the Concept of Social Pathology Conference held at the University of Sussex in September 2017.

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