Tag: Philosophy

Transparency in Postwar France

To RSVP, please click here. Between 1945 and 1985, academics, artists, revolutionaries, and state functionaries in France spoke of transparency in pejorative terms. Associating it with the prying eyes of totalitarian governments, they undertook a critical project against it—in education, policing,...

/ February 12, 2018

Reading Alexandre Jollien’s ‘In Praise of Weakness’: A Conversation with Michael Eskin

Join award-winning philosophers, author, translator, and literary critic Michael Eskin as he presents In Praise of Weakness by French philosopher Alexandre Jollien. Jollien is the first and only major thinker and spiritual teacher in the history of philosophy to have been born...

/ February 1, 2018

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

World renowned and revered French writer, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous celebrates her 80th birthday in 2017. To mark this occasion, New York University is organizing a major event that will bring Hélène Cixous to the Washington Square Campus...

/ September 14, 2017

Kojève! 4 Presentations and a Discussion on the thought of Alexandre Kojève by NYU Faculty

On Tuesday, April 18th please join The Center for International Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences and The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for “‘Kojève!’ 4 Presentations and a Discussion on the thought of Alexandre Kojève”...

/ April 18, 2017

Borderline Experiences: Ethics, Architecture and Migration

A lecture by Hana Gruendler, Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max Planck Institut, Florence Drawing on Wittgenstein, Thomas Bernhard and the history of psychiatric architecture, Hana Gruendler will analyze the notion of physical and psychic borders, not least in contemporary discussions of alterity and...

/ March 9, 2017

French Literature In the Making: Raphaël Enthoven in conversation with Olivier Barrot

Florence Gould Event Raphaël Enthoven is a professor of French literature and philosophy best known for his radio program New Paths of Knowledge on France Culture. While he became an iconic radio personality, he also successively taught at the Université...

/ March 6, 2017

High Fidelity: Jean Starobinski’s Critical Hermeneutics

Sponsored by the Center for French Civilization and Culture of NYU and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York This one day conference, to be held at NYU’s Maison Française on February 17, is devoted to the work of...

/ February 17, 2017

Habit and Habitation: On Walter Benjamin’s Media Aesthetics and Philosophy of Technology

A lecture by Professors Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Ruhr University Bochum) and Reinhold Martin (Columbia University) Professor of Architecture Reinhold Martin will engage this semester’s Max Kade Visitng Professor, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, in a discussion of modern philosophies of technology ranging from Benjamin...

/ February 16, 2017

Pearl Diving: Writing History after the Break of Tradition

The Department of German at NYU and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a lecture by Susanne Lüdemann, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, on “Pearl Diving. Writing History after the Break of Tradition”. The Pearl Diver is the title of...

/ February 13, 2017

The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, in discussion with Gary Wilder and Mamadou Diouf To RSVP, please click here. Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book, The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa, recently translated into English, in a panel...

/ February 8, 2017