Philosophy, Between Poetry and Mathematics

Event Description:

“This time I no longer have an idea of what I could do. After a philosophy of the absolute, nothing else comes other than the sinister. Hell, perhaps." — Alain Badiou, Closing Seminar, Théâtre de la Commune, Aubervilliers, Seine-Saint-Denis, January 2017

Alain Badiou, one of the foremost philosophers of our time, and author of the forthcoming The Immanence of Truths, (on the absolute), will discuss the situation of philosophy now.  This book is the third in a trilogy that includes Being and Event (1988) (on the universal) and Logics of Worlds (2006) (on the particular).  Alexander Galloway, NYU Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, will respond.  He is currently at work on a book on the “Digital and the Analog,” in which Badiou’s notion of philosophy and mathematics is central.

Alain Badiou
French Philosopher
Former Chair of Philosophy, École normale supérieure (ENS)
Founder, Faculty of Philosophy of the Université de Paris VIII

Alexander Galloway
Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

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Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY
United States
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Date: October 26, 2017