“May 68 in Theory”, a public lecture by Patrice Maniglier.
Tuesday, May 1st, 7:00pm.
Description here: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise/events/2018/may-68-in-theory.html
Patrice Maniglier is Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) at the Philosophy Department of Paris Nanterre University (Paris, France). A former student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), Patrice Maniglier prepared his PhD dissertation under the supervision of E. Balibar, before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Essex (UK), where he stayed from 2007 to 2012. He was with Alain Badiou one of the founding members of the Centre International d’Etude de la Philosophie Française Contemporaine at the E.N.S. His works articulates contemporary French philosophy, philosophy of social sciences (linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis), metaphysics and aesthetics (film theory and contemporary art). He defends both a historical reinterpretation and a contemporary reactivation of structuralism in social science (esp. linguistics and anthropology, with Saussure and Lévi-Strauss) as well as in philosophy. He defends the idea that the Saussurian concept of ‘the sign’ defines not an instrument of communication but a particular mode of being, which requires a strong metaphysical elaboration. More generally, he is one of the tenants of the renewal of metaphysics today in France. He has written on Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, Badiou, Latour. He is the author of La Vie énigmatique des signes: Saussure et la naissance du structuralisme (Paris : Léo Scheer, 2006), Le Vocabulaire de Lévi-Strauss (Paris : Ellipses, 2002), Matrix Machine Philosophique (Paris : Ellipses, 2003), La Perspective du Diable, Figurations de l'espace et philosophie, de la Renaissance à Rosemary's Baby (Arles : Actes Sud, 2010), Foucault va au cinéma (Paris : Bayard, 2011). He has edited Le Moment philosophique des années soixante en France (Paris : PUF, 2011) and he is one of the editors (along with During, Meillassoux and Rabouin) of the series « MétaphysiqueS » (Presses Universitaires de France). https://dep-philo.u-paris10.fr/dpt-ufr-phillia-philosophie/les-enseignants/patrice-maniglier-421345.kjsp Most of his publications can be found at https://u-paris10.academia.edu/PatriceManiglier .