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 Yves Citton
Yves Citton is professor of French Literature at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. He previously taught at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1986-1992), at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1992-2003), at the Université Grenoble Alpes (2003-2017), and has been invited Professor at New York University (2011), Harvard (2011) and Sciences-Po Paris (2002-2009). He is currently Executive Director of the Ecole de Recherche Universitaire ArTeC (Arts, Technologies, numérique, médiations humaines, Création).
He is co-editor of the journal Multitudes and co-editor of the collection “Humanités et médialités” at the UGA Editions in Grenoble. He has hosted a radio show entitled Zazirocratie first at WPTS 92.1 Pittsburgh, USA (1995-2003), then at Radio Campus Grenoble (2006-2015).
He recently published Générations collapsonautes. Naviguer par temps d’effondrements, with Jacopo Rasmi (Paris, Seuil, 2020), Contre-courants politiques (Paris, Fayard, 2018), Mediarchy (Cambridge UP, Polity, 2019), The Ecology of Attention (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2016), Gestes d’humanités. Anthropologie sauvage de nos expériences esthétiques (Paris, Armand Colin, 2012), Renverser l’insoutenable (Paris, Seuil, 2012), Zazirocratie (Paris, Éditions Amsterdam, 2011), L’Avenir des Humanités. (Paris, Éditions de la Découverte, 2010), Mythocratie (Paris, Éditions Amsterdam, 2010), Lire, interpréter, actualiser. Pourquoi les études littéraires ? (Paris, Éditions Amsterdam, 2007) and L’Envers de la liberté. L’invention d’un imaginaire spinoziste dans la France des Lumières (Paris, Éditions Amsterdam, 2006). His articles are in open access on his website.
Event in English. Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.