A rare visit to New York City brings world renowned French Philosopher to the Onassis Cultural Center NY
Friday, December 11, at 7 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, NY (November 23, 2015) – France’s greatest living philosopher Alain Badiou and Simon Critchley, philosopher and Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research, will engage in an all-encompassing public conversation on Friday, December 11 at 7 pm, at the Onassis Cultural Center NY. The conversation is co-presented with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Alain Badiou, representative of the golden era of French philosophy, will present the main concepts of his highly original yet classical approach: the Being, the Truth and the Subject. Badiou and Critchley, who has written extensively on the French philosopher’s work, will also discuss Badiou’s concept of the “event,” which is expressed in four forms – science, art, politics and love.
Alain Badiou is, without doubt, the greatest living French philosopher and arguably the latest in a rich tradition of powerfully influential thinkers that begins with Sartre and Beauvoir and continues through to Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze. He very rarely visits New York City. Badiou’s work is living proof of Hegel’s adage that philosophy is its own time comprehended in thought, that is to say, thinking is not a series of remote abstractions but it offers deeply germane insights into the current state of our world.
Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding,The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, Bowie, Memory Theatre and Notes on Suicide. He is series author of ‘The Stone’, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor.
“Alain Badiou on Everything: Love, Evil, Mathematics and more. In Conversation with Simon Critchley” takes place at the Onassis Cultural Center NY, 645 5th Avenue (at 51st St), New York.
The event is free; reservations are required: onassisusa.org/badiou. No late seating.
About the ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NY
Founded in 2000, the Onassis Cultural Center NY explores Hellenic culture, from antiquity to today, through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, events and online engagement. Located in midtown Manhattan, in Olympic Tower, the newly renovated creative space offers experiences that inspire and support the interaction between audiences and artists and thinkers in all cultural fields from visual arts, dance, film, literature, music and theater to the humanities. Programs and exhibitions-from scholarly to those designed for families and novices -are presented free of charge to make the experience accessible to all.
About the ONASSIS FOUNDATION (USA)
The Onassis Foundation (USA) is committed to the promotion of Hellenic culture. By cooperating with educational and cultural institutions in Greece and throughout the Americas, the Onassis Foundation (USA) promotes cultural relations. The mission of the Onassis Foundation (USA) is realized through two major initiatives: the Onassis Cultural Center New York (OCCNY) presents art and archaeological exhibitions and a season of major cultural and artistic events focused primarily on the humanities and science. The academic program, the University Seminar Program, places eminent scholars from all over the world in universities in North and Latin America for lectures and seminars on topics related to Hellenic civilization.
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