Alain Badiou: The Immanence of Truths

Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 3:00 pm to Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

The Department of French and Italian is pleased to present, French philosopher and playwright, Alain Badiou, for Graduate workshops and lecture on his forthcoming book, "Immanence of Truths."


Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

Alain Badiou, Graduate student workshop: Being and Event. *


Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 4:30 PM
Friend Center 101

Alan Badiou. "The Immanence of Truths," lecture on the forthcoming third volume of his ontology, Being and Event, with an Introductory lecture presented by Kenneth Reinhard, UCLA.


Thursday, Oct 19, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Chancellor Green 105

Graduate student workshop: Logic of Worlds, with Alan Badiou. *


* The workshops are by invitation. Please write to badiouworkshops@gmail.com (DEADLINE: October, 3, 2017)

Alain Badiou is a French philosopher and playwright. He is a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Philosophy of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and one of the founding members of the Faculty of philosophy of the Université Paris VIII. His major works include the two volumes of Being and Event and Being and Event 2.: Logics of Worlds. His philosophical oeuvre connects continental and analytical philosophical traditions along with his refections on set theory and contemporary mathematics. The third volume of Being and Event is to be published in 2017/18 under the title The Immanence of Truths.

Kenneth Reinhard is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA. He is the author, with Slavoj Žižek and Eric Santner of The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (U. of Chicago Press, 2005), and with Julia Reinhard Lupton, of After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis (Cornell UP, 1993), as well as articles on Freud, Lacan, Levinas, Henry James, Jewish Studies, and the Bible. In 2004 he founded the University of California Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory. Together with Susan Spitzer, he is currently working on the translation of Alain Badiou’s seminars and his forthcoming book Immanence of Truths.

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