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20/20 Philosophers: A Weekly Series

Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Philosophy, in the 21st century, has changed: its practices and languages are no longer those of the previous century. A turning point has been taken by new generations and thinkers from diverse origins who, more than commenting on the old masters, are taking philosophy into new fields: health, ecology, neurosciences, security warfare, non-Western thought, trans-identities, the rights of non-human living beings... Shifting the frameworks of the history of philosophy, these thinkers are also finding new audiences, through the media, in hospitals, in the theater, or through literary creation. The 20/20 Philosophers meetings give voice to this renewal of French speaking philosophical practices in the 21st century.

In this weekly series, twenty philosophers present their thoughts and redraw the landscape of contemporary philosophy:
Jean Godefroy Bidima, Florence Burgat, Pierre Cassou Noguès, Yves Citton, Yves Cusset, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Cynthia Fleury, Tristan Garcia, Frédéric Gros, Delphine Horvilleur, Yala Kisukidi, Alexandre Lacroix, Catherine Malabou, Corine Pelluchon, Isabelle Queval, Laurent de Sutter, Adèle Van Reeth, Pierre Vesperini, Aliocha Wald Lasowski, Frédéric Worms


PROGRAM

20/20 Philosophers: Adèle Van Reeth: Sep 24, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm 

Remarks by Gaëtan Bruel.

Adèle Van Reeth is a philosopher, radio producer, and columnist. She hosts Les Chemins de la philosophie on France Culture.

Event in French

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20/20 Philosophers: Alexandre Lacroix: Sep 29, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Alexandre Lacroix is chief editor of Philosophie Magazine and president and co-founder of Les Mots, a creative writing school located in Paris. He has published twenty essays and novels.

His series for children, Drake the Dragon (Words and Pictures), has an English translation. 

Event in English

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20/20 Philosophers: Corine Pelluchon: Oct 6, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Corine Pelluchon is a French philosopher and professor in Practical Philosophy at the University of Paris-Est Gustave Eiffel. She is the author of several essays in political philosophy and applied ethics including Another Reason, Another Enlightenment (Suny Press, 2014); L’autonomie brisée. Bioéthique et philosophie (PUF , 2009); Manifeste animaliste. Politiser la cause animale (Ama, 2017) and Nourishment: A Philosophy of the Political Body (Bloomsbury, 2019).

Event in English.

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20/20 Philosophers: Yves Cusset: Oct 15, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

After teaching philosophy and writing several philosophical essays, Yves Cusset became a playwright and humorist. Now, he is trying to connect the two by practicing philosophical humor.

Event in French.

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20/20 Philosophers: Yves Citton: Oct 22, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Yves Citton is professor of French Literature at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. He is also co-editor of the journal Multitudes and co-editor of the collection “Humanités et médialités” at the UGA Editions in Grenoble. He recently published The Ecology of Attention (Polity Books).

Event in English.

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