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François Laruelle – Pour une philosophie dite 'contemporaine'

Event Date: 9 May 2012
Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH

THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL

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LARUELLE in LONDON: The LGS Seminars

François Laruelle – Pour une philosophie dite ‘contemporaine’ (Towards a Philosophy Deemed ‘Contemporary’)

Professor François Laruelle will give his second set of talks on Non-Standard Philosophy at the London Graduate School on 9 May 2012

The evening lecture on May 9th will take place in Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH from 6 – 8pm – this is open to members of the public (no reservation required, but come early to get a seat). The title of Prof Laruelle’s talk is ‘Towards a Philosophy Deemed “Contemporary”‘.

Professor Laruelle has taught at both the University of Paris X and the Collège international de philosophie, and is a Visiting Professor at the London Graduate School, Kingston University. He 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. A number of collections of new essays on Laruelle will also appear this year.

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.

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Introduction by Professor John Mullarkey (Kingston) .

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