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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 Pierre Cassou-Noguès
A mathematician and a philosopher, Pierre Cassou-Noguès is Full Professor of philosophy at the university of Paris VIII. He builds literary fictions as a method for exploring the possible and its limits. Pierre Cassou-Noguès gives to philosophy both a speculative scope and a critical impact insofar as fiction makes it possible to consider the real in the light of the possible. His early research concerns the role of the imaginary (dreams, fictions) in the work of scientists, such as Kurt Gödel and Norbert Wiener. He has written 17 books, considered among the most original of contemporary philosophy, including Une histoire de machines, de vampires et de fous (Vrin, 2007), Mon zombie et moi (Seuil, 2012), La Mélodie du tic tac (Flammarion, 2013), Métaphysique du bord de mer (Cerf, 2016), and the most recent, connected to Covid 19, Virusland, “a breathtaking exercise in philosophy that one reads like a novel.”
Event in English. Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.