Event Date: 7 December 2011
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH
THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL
LARUELLE in LONDON: The LGS Seminars
Professor François Laruelle – Pourquoi une éthique à l’usage des philosophes?
(Why do philosopher need to use ethics?)
NB: The lecture is in French. A downloadable English translation can be found here. Most of the time Professor Laruelle’s talk coincides with the written text, but on occasion he extemporises, which is when simultaneous translation is offered by Dr Marjorie Gracieuse. This is also the case for the Q&A.
Text translation by Nicola Rubcazk, Dr Anthony Paul Smith, and Dr Marjorie Gracieuse
Starting this winter, Professor François Laruelle will give two annual seminars and workshops on Non-Standard Philosophy at the London Graduate School. The first of these events will be on December 6th and 7th 2011, and the second will take place in May 2012.
Professor Laruelle has taught at both the University of Paris X, and the Collège international de philosophie, and is the author of over twenty books, including Les philosophies de la différence (1986), Principes de la non-philosophie (1996), Le Christ futur (2002), and, most recently, Le Concept de non-photographie and Anti-Badiou (both 2011) – all of which have either just appeared or will soon appear in English translation.
Over this forty year period, Laruelle has constructed one of the most demanding, methodical, and provocative intellectual practices in contemporary theory – an absolutely immanent materialism of thought. The purpose of these series of talks at the LGS will be both to cover the conceptual background to Non-Standard Philosophy and to explore its consequences for theory throughout the arts, sciences, and humanities.