20/20 Philosophers: Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Where: La Maison Française NYU
16 Washington Mews
212-998-8750 Price: Free
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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.
ABOUT SOULEYMANE BACHIR DIAGNE
Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a professor in the departments of French and of Philosophy and the Director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University. His areas of research and publication include History of Philosophy, History of Logic and Mathematics, Islamic Philosophy, African Philosophy and Literature.
His latest publications in English include: Islam and the open society: fidelity and movement in Muhammad Iqbal’s thought, Dakar, Codesria, 2010; African art as philosophy. Senghor, Bergson, and the idea of Negritude, Seagull Books, 2011; The Ink of the Scholars. Reflections on Philosophy in Africa, Dakar, Codesria, 2016 ; Open to Reason. Muslim philosophers in conversation with Western tradition, New York, Columbia University Press, 2018 ; En quête d’Afrique(s). Universalisme et pensée décoloniale (en dialogue avec Jean-Loup Amselle), Paris, Albin Michel, 2018 ; Postcolonial Bergson, Fordham University Press, New York, 2019 ; In Search of Africa(s). Universalism and Decolonial Thought, (Dialogue with Jean-Loup Amselle), Polity Press, 2020.
Professor Diagne is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Event in English. Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.Buy tickets/get more info now