Alain Badiou, November 6

Alain Badiou will be speaking at the Henry Street Settlement for the launch of Lacanian Ink #32.

“Is the word ‘Communism’ Forever Doomed?”

Date: Thursday, November 6

Location: Henry Street Settlement, Harry de Jur Playhouse
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

Time: 7:00pm

With an introduction by Josefina Ayerza.  Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and the event is free.

Alain Badiou heads the International Center for the Study of Contemporary French Philosophy (CIEPFC) at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. For many years a Maoist, he remains a committed
political activist. In addition to several novels, plays, and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Being and Event, Theory of the Subject, Manifesto for Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze: The Clamour of Being and Handbook of Inaesthetics. In 2006, Badiou published Logics of Worlds, a
sequel fifteen years in the making to Being and Event. The English translation by Alberto Toscano will become available in November. After the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as the new French president, he wrote De quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom?, a polemical book that sparked much heated debate in France and elsewhere.

Alain Badiou enacts a return to full-blown philosophy, striking as a thunder into the morass of postmodernist sophisms and platitudes. His work aims at the very heart of politically correct radical intellectuals, undermining the foundations of their mode of life!
— Slavoj Zizek

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One Response to “Alain Badiou, November 6”

  1. mike fuller Says:

    As member of a recently group of tricontinental media academics formed in Havana, some of the ideas in this anouncement like Maoian marxism, subjectivity and different world logics seem relevant to our agenda.
    Postmodernity, modernity, modernization and imposed acceptance of core theoretical concepts are all on our table, as well as the generation of their local challenges.
    Good luck with your academic and activist work, companero Badiou.

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