Cultural, Social & Political Thought Program

CSPT - Cultural

"A book should be an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us" —  Franz Kafka

CSPT - Social

"A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window" — Gilles Deleuze

CSPT - Political

"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil" — Hannah Arendt

CSPT - Thought

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star" — Frederic Nietzsche

What is CSPT?

Discover a vast range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship in Cultural, Social and Political Thought (CSPT)—UVic's longest-established interdisciplinary program. As a CSPT graduate, you'll receive robust training in interdisciplinary theories from distinguished UVic professors, and an MA or PhD in one of the most universally recognizable disciplines in today's academic world.

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CSPT colloquium series

CSPT student Stephen Orr presents "Understanding Netflix: Technologies of Access & Loss of Urgency" during the 2013-2014 CSPT colloquium series.
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