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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 20/20 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, Corine Pelluchon, Isabelle Queval, Laurent de Sutter, Adèle Van Reeth, Pierre Vesperini, Aliocha Wald Lasowski, Frédéric Worms
About Alexandre Lacroix
Born in 1975, Alexandre Lacroix is chief editor of Philosophie Magazine.
He is the president and co-founder of a creative writing school located in Paris, Les Mots.
He has published twenty essays and novels. His essays include Facing Nature's Beauty (Allary éditions, 2018) and How to live when you don't believe in anything? (Flammarion, 2014). His novels include Journey to the Center of Paris (Flammarion) and more recently, The Birth of a Father (Allary éditions, 2020), an autobiographical narrative about his own fatherhood.
His series for children, Drake the Dragon (Words and Pictures), has an English translation.
Event in English
Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.