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Dec 15

DEC 15

6:00 PM–7:30 PM


The Fundamental Contradictions of the Contemporary World

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    East Gallery, Buell Hall


The Fundamental Contradictions of the Contemporary World

Public lecture by Alain Badiou

Lecture in English; No registration necessary

Alain Badiou is a philosopher, playwright, novelist and political activist. He is professor emeritus at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues to teach seminars at the Collège International de Philosophie and the European Graduate School. Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most original French philosophers today. His philosophy seeks to expose and make sense of the potential of radical innovation (revolution, invention, transfiguration) in every situation. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Being and Event II: Logics of Worlds and Being and Event III: The Immanence of Truths (forthcoming).

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Department of Art History and Archeology, and Department of French

The Fundamental Contradictions of the Contemporary World