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In the Company of Men ONLINE EVENT Columbia University
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In the Company of Men ONLINE EVENT Columbia University

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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20/20 Philosophers: Florence Burgat: Oct 29, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Florence Burgat is a philosopher, research director at INRAE, assigned since 2012 to the Husserl Archives. Her research themes are phenomenological approaches to animal life and, more recently, to plant life; the animal condition in industrial societies; the anthropology of carnivorous humanity; animal law (legal epistemology). She is also the author in French of L’humanité carnivoreQu’est-ce qu’une plante ? Essai sur la vie végétale and in English The “animal question”. Theoretical and practical issues.

Event in French

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20/20 Philosophers: Nadia Yala Kisukidi: Nov 5, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Nadia Yala Kisukidi is Associate Professor in philosophy at Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis University, and Adjunct Director of the research center « Les logiques contemporaines de la philosophie » (LLCP). She is specialized in french and africana philosophy. Agrégée, she taught in Switzerland, France, contributed to the creation of a « Global South » research network between Haïti, France, and Colombia. She has published many books (individual or collective works) and articles in philosophy.

Event in English.

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20/20 Philosophers: Pierre Cassou-Noguès: Nov 12, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Pierre Cassou-Noguès is Full Professor in the philosophy department at Université Paris VIII-Vincennes-Saint-Denis. His early research concerns the role of the imaginary (dreams, fictions) in the work of scientists, such as Kurt Gödel and Norbert Wiener. He relied on the archives of these scientists to look for short stories, dreams, superstitions, which interplay with their scientific work. In a series of works half way between theory and literature, Pierre Cassou-Nogues uses fiction order to describe and conceptualize fields that philosophers tend to ignore, or repress: wasted time, phobias, seashores… 

Event in English.

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20/20 Philosophers: Souleymane Bachir Diagne : Nov 19, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a professor in the departments of French and of Philosophy and the Director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University. His areas of research and publication include History of Philosophy, History of Logic and Mathematics, Islamic Philosophy, African Philosophy and Literature. His latest publications in English include Postcolonial Bergson, Fordham University Press, New York, 2019 and In Search of Africa(s). Universalism and Decolonial Thought(Dialogue with Jean-Loup Amselle), Polity Press, 2020.

Event in English.

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20/20 Philosophers: Jean-Godefroy Bidima : Dec 3, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Jean Godefroy Bidima is a former program director at the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. He is now a professor at Tulane University in New Orleans. His research covers the subjects of African philosophy, aesthetics and anthropology. He has written numerous books which include Law and the Public Sphere in Africa La Palabre and Other Writings and African Women and Cultural Globalization.

Event in French

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