Philosophy, in the 21st century, has changed: its practices and languages are no longer those of the previous century. A turning point has been taken by new generations and thinkers from diverse origins who, more than commenting on the old masters, are taking philosophy into new fields: health, ecology, neurosciences, security warfare, non-Western thought, trans-identities, the rights of non-human living beings... Shifting the frameworks of the history of philosophy, these thinkers are also finding new audiences, through the media, in hospitals, in the theater, or through literary creation. The 20/21 Philosophers meetings give voice to this renewal of French speaking philosophical practices in the 21st century.
In this weekly series, twenty philosophers present their thoughts and redraw the landscape of contemporary philosophy:
Jean Godefroy Bidima, Florence Burgat, Pierre Cassou Noguès, Yves Citton, Yves Cusset, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Cynthia Fleury, Tristan Garcia, Frédéric Gros, Delphine Horvilleur, Yala Kisukidi, Alexandre Lacroix, Catherine Malabou, Corinne Pelluchon, Isabelle Queval, Laurent de Sutter, Adèle Van Reeth, Pierre Vesperini, Aliocha Wald Lasowski, Frédéric Worms
About Laurent de Sutter
Laurent de Sutter (born in 1977 in Brussels, Belgium) is Professor of Legal Theory at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the author of more than twenty award-winning books, translated into a dozen languages. He has been visiting researcher at Waseda University, Bonn University and Yeshiva University, as well as invited professor at New York University, Université Catholique de Louvain and Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis. A member of the scientific committee of the Collège International de Philosophie, he also is associate researcher at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Université Paris-X Nanterre and Ponta Grossa University. He is editor of the “Theory Redux” series at Polity Press and the “Perspectives Critiques” series at Presses Universitaires de France, and serves as a member of the editorial board of “Law & Literature”, “Décalages: An Athusser Studies Journal” and “Iconocrazia”. He is an expert referee for the European Research Council, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Czech Science Foundation. His books translated into English include “Narcocapitalism: Life in the Age of Anaesthesia” (Polity, 2018), “After Law” (Polity, 2020) and “Deleuze: The Practice of Law” (Edinburgh UP, 2021). Laurent de Sutter is also a sought-after media figure, with regular columns in both weekly magazines and radio broadcasts.
Event in English. Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Photo: Geraldine Jacques