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 Aliocha Wald Lasowski
Professor of philosophy, Aliocha Wald Lasowski teaches aesthetics and political thought at Sciences-Po Lille, in the Masters Cycle.
His research focuses on three areas: first, the question of rhythms and tempos in art led him to aesthetic essays, on music (The play of ritournells), cinema (The Five Secrets of James Bond), and painting (Dialogue with Alain Badiou about Pierre Soulages).
Then, he is interested in the figures of French thought of the twentieth century who deepened the links between philosophy and literature, and renewed the intersections between art and politics. These works are devoted to André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and Édouard Glissant.
Finally, the last part of his research concerns current thought in its multiplicity and diversity. How to grasp philosophy as it unfolds today? How to understand its challenges, its objectives, and its groups of thought? Through dialogues and conversations, the series Panorama of today’s thought, Althusser and us or Philippe Sollers, the art of the sublime, he met American philosophers (Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum), Italian intellectuals (Toni Negri, Giorgio Agamben), French thinkers (Jacques Ranciere, Bruno Latour).
Also present in different medias, Aliocha Wald Lasowski is journalist and write in the cultural press since 2005 (Le Monde diplomatique, Le Point, L'Humanité, Marianne…) and he has worked on the three seasons of the debate program Critical opinion on France-Culture, from 2017 to 2020.
Event in English. Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.