A Night of Philosophy & Ideas

An all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music.

FROM SATURDAY February 2 AT 7PM TO SUNDAY February 3. Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Saturday, February 2

Rubin Kodheli Premieres “Escape”

Appearances/Disappearances | Les Souffleurs

Keynote Lecture with Kwame Anthony Appiah

DJ Set: Zenon Marko

Is Presentism Compatible with Special Relativity? | Vera Flocke

Film: I Saw The Future | François Vautier

Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative: Colm Tóibín in conversation with Colin Barrett

Battlescar VR

A Rise in Humanity | Felwine Sarr

Explore Your Fears with the “10 Things That Scare Me” Podcast Team From WNYC Studios: WYNC’s 10 Things That Scare Me podcast welcome all to workshop their own fears into stories. A select few will be chosen to tell their stories at the live taping of the podcast at midnight.

15 Hours by Wang Bing

Video Installation: Les Impatient

Le peuple qui manque (A People is Missing): Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós

Community Building as a Social, Political & Spiritual Practice: Rebecca Li via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Film: L’Héritage de la Chouette (The Owl’s Legacy) | Chris Marker

Concepts of Social Justice—Humanitarian, Recognitive & Environmental | Omar Dahbour

The Enlightenment Project: Theodor W. Adorno & the Buddha: Bo-Mi Choi via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray

Get Thee to a Phalanstery: or, How Fourier Can Still Teach Us to Make Lemonade | Dominic Pettman

Our Moment of Obligation | John Francis

The Powerful Present | Judith Revel

Why Voltaire Today | Paul LeClerc

The Year 2300: Imagining a World Without Nation-States | Andreas Wimmer

Philosophy & Happiness | Adriana Cavarero

Night School, or The Ancient East European Art of Heavy Breathing | Zsófia Bán

ACLU Podcast: “At Liberty” Live Taping | Kwame Anthony Appiah, Emerson Sykes

Facing the Present as the World Spins Out of Control | Frances Fox Piven

Terrorism, Nihilism, & the Politics of the Present | Suzanne Schneider

Keeping Calm in a Raging World | Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Gramsci’s Philosophical Notebooks: Revolution & Pasta Debates | Jeremy Glick

On the Life & Death Importance of Thinking: Hannah Arendt Revisited | Elizabeth Minnich

World Urbanization & Global Metropolization: From Human Selection to Ecological Collapse | Guillaume Faburel

Theory of Metamorphosis | Emanuele Coccia

What Does It Mean to Face the Present? | Frank M. Kirkland

Traveling with Ghosts: Seeing the Present Through Historical Memory | Elvira Basevich

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray

Not So Strange Bedfellows: Populists & Plutocrats in a Speculative Age | Michel Feher

Manufacturing Mischief

The Art of the Philosophical Op-ed with Peter Catapano of The New York Times

Detectives & Murderers: The History of Truth in Mexico | Pablo Piccato

Knowledge, Actions & Utopias | Sophie Wahnich

Appearances/Disappearances: Les Souffleurs

A.I. & Biased Algorithms | Susanna Schellenberg

Democratic Representation Beyond Election | Hélène Landemore

Radicalized Loyalties | Fabien Truong

What is Decency in an Indecent Present?| Todd May

How to Err Wisely | Marcin Miłkowski

Gabriel Royal Performance

#Metoo: What is a Woman’s Body in a Man’s Eyes? | Raphaël Liogier

The Democratic Present of Western Societies: Where Are the New Resistances & Who Are the New Rebels?| Guillaume Faburel

Earth Institute: Depolarizing America | Peter Coleman

Media Cultures of Drone Warfare: Thinking About the (Un)Seen | Svea Braeunert

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, & the Decline of Civic Life | Eric Klinenberg

Grey Gersten: The Myth of Separateness

On the Importance of the Concept of Submission | Manon Garcia

Performance: Jacques Schwarz-Bart Presents “Hazzan”

On the Relationship Between Majority Decision and Constitutional Norms: A View from Germany | Christian Martin

Energy Democracy in the Anthropocene | Ashley Dawson

The Long Now: Ecology & Time After the End of History | Ajay Singh Chaudhary

“10 Things That Scare Me” Podcast Live Show From WNYC Studios

Performance: Innov Gnawa

Michael Brofman | What Makes a Song Good: Franz Schubert, Kurt Cobain & Philosophy

Colonial Persistence in New York City | Benoit Chaland

Contingency, Chance & Randomness – How Do We Think about Non-Necessity? | Vassil Vidinsky

Reinventing Masculinities | Olivia Gazalé

Performance: Scott Matthew

Kierkegaard’s Double Reflection & the Philosophy of Adolescence

Performance: National Sawdust Presents J. Hoard

An Initiation to Taoist Long Life Practice | Raphaël Liogier

What is Alienation?: Capital & the Commons | Akeel Bilgrami

Why Reparations? | Kazembe Balagun

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray

The Challenges of a Post-Secular World | Nicolas Prevelakis

Performance: Jacques Schwarz-Bart Presents “Hazzan”

The Current Crisis in our Sexual Relationships | Eva Illouz

A League of Democracies as a Bipartisan Solution to Global Challenges | John Davenport

What Is the Problem with Consent? | Manon Garcia

The Return of Religion | Anastasia Colosimo

Back to the Present: On our Nostalgia Moment | Thomas Dodman

Performance: Brooklyn Art Song Society’s All Time Favorite Lieder Mix Tape

The Image in the Age of Its General Exchangeability | Peter Szendy

Manufacturing Mischief

Facing the Present by Using the past: Immigration and the Politics of Memory | Barbara Laubenthal

Writing as Another: On Translation | Jennifer Croft

Children in Clinical Trials? Yes, It’s Ethical! | Marcin Waligora

Neoliberal Reality, Neoliberal Aesthetics | Edvardas Šumila

Appearances/Disappearances: Les Souffleurs

Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression | Anastasia Colosimo

Future Perfect? CRISPR & its Discontents | Joanna Smolenski

Hegel’s Big Mistake | Lorenza Wolska de la Torre

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle: The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray
Grand Lobby

Rhapsodies for the Present : Museotopias, Chronotopes, Conditional Stories (Chicago, Paris, Dakar, Leipzig, La Réunion, Lima, Kollasuyu)

Le peuple qui manque (A People is Missing): Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós

Dharma Talk, Meditation & Cleanup | Tricycle: The Buddhist Review: Radical Acceptance with Lama Justin von Bujdoss

Where Are We? Presence and Awareness in a Smartphone World | Jeanne Proust

Foucault & Buddhism | Naeem Nomi Muhamad

Hesperus Is Phosphorus | Rebecca Ariel Porte

Unmourned Losses & Lost Futures











When: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 7:00 am
Where: Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
718-230-2100
Price: Free
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An all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music.

FROM SATURDAY February 2 AT 7PM TO SUNDAY February 3. Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Saturday, February 2

Rubin Kodheli Premieres “Escape”

Appearances/Disappearances | Les Souffleurs

Keynote Lecture with Kwame Anthony Appiah

DJ Set: Zenon Marko

Is Presentism Compatible with Special Relativity? | Vera Flocke

Film: I Saw The Future | François Vautier

Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative: Colm Tóibín in conversation with Colin Barrett

Battlescar VR

A Rise in Humanity | Felwine Sarr

Explore Your Fears with the “10 Things That Scare Me” Podcast Team From WNYC Studios: WYNC’s 10 Things That Scare Me podcast welcome all to workshop their own fears into stories. A select few will be chosen to tell their stories at the live taping of the podcast at midnight.

15 Hours by Wang Bing

Video Installation: Les Impatient

Le peuple qui manque (A People is Missing): Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós

Community Building as a Social, Political & Spiritual Practice: Rebecca Li via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Film: L’Héritage de la Chouette (The Owl’s Legacy) | Chris Marker

Concepts of Social Justice—Humanitarian, Recognitive & Environmental | Omar Dahbour

The Enlightenment Project: Theodor W. Adorno & the Buddha: Bo-Mi Choi via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray

Get Thee to a Phalanstery: or, How Fourier Can Still Teach Us to Make Lemonade | Dominic Pettman

Our Moment of Obligation | John Francis

The Powerful Present | Judith Revel

Why Voltaire Today | Paul LeClerc

The Year 2300: Imagining a World Without Nation-States | Andreas Wimmer

Philosophy & Happiness | Adriana Cavarero

Night School, or The Ancient East European Art of Heavy Breathing | Zsófia Bán

ACLU Podcast: “At Liberty” Live Taping | Kwame Anthony Appiah, Emerson Sykes

Facing the Present as the World Spins Out of Control | Frances Fox Piven

Terrorism, Nihilism, & the Politics of the Present | Suzanne Schneider

Keeping Calm in a Raging World | Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Gramsci’s Philosophical Notebooks: Revolution & Pasta Debates | Jeremy Glick

On the Life & Death Importance of Thinking: Hannah Arendt Revisited | Elizabeth Minnich

World Urbanization & Global Metropolization: From Human Selection to Ecological Collapse | Guillaume Faburel

Theory of Metamorphosis | Emanuele Coccia

What Does It Mean to Face the Present? | Frank M. Kirkland

Traveling with Ghosts: Seeing the Present Through Historical Memory | Elvira Basevich

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray

Not So Strange Bedfellows: Populists & Plutocrats in a Speculative Age | Michel Feher

Manufacturing Mischief

The Art of the Philosophical Op-ed with Peter Catapano of The New York Times

Detectives & Murderers: The History of Truth in Mexico | Pablo Piccato

Knowledge, Actions & Utopias | Sophie Wahnich

Appearances/Disappearances: Les Souffleurs

A.I. & Biased Algorithms | Susanna Schellenberg

Democratic Representation Beyond Election | Hélène Landemore

Radicalized Loyalties | Fabien Truong

What is Decency in an Indecent Present?| Todd May

How to Err Wisely | Marcin Miłkowski

Gabriel Royal Performance

#Metoo: What is a Woman’s Body in a Man’s Eyes? | Raphaël Liogier

The Democratic Present of Western Societies: Where Are the New Resistances & Who Are the New Rebels?| Guillaume Faburel

Earth Institute: Depolarizing America | Peter Coleman

Media Cultures of Drone Warfare: Thinking About the (Un)Seen | Svea Braeunert

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, & the Decline of Civic Life | Eric Klinenberg

Grey Gersten: The Myth of Separateness

On the Importance of the Concept of Submission | Manon Garcia

Performance: Jacques Schwarz-Bart Presents “Hazzan”

On the Relationship Between Majority Decision and Constitutional Norms: A View from Germany | Christian Martin

Energy Democracy in the Anthropocene | Ashley Dawson

The Long Now: Ecology & Time After the End of History | Ajay Singh Chaudhary

“10 Things That Scare Me” Podcast Live Show From WNYC Studios

Performance: Innov Gnawa

Michael Brofman | What Makes a Song Good: Franz Schubert, Kurt Cobain & Philosophy

Colonial Persistence in New York City | Benoit Chaland

Contingency, Chance & Randomness – How Do We Think about Non-Necessity? | Vassil Vidinsky

Reinventing Masculinities | Olivia Gazalé

Performance: Scott Matthew

Kierkegaard’s Double Reflection & the Philosophy of Adolescence

Performance: National Sawdust Presents J. Hoard

An Initiation to Taoist Long Life Practice | Raphaël Liogier

What is Alienation?: Capital & the Commons | Akeel Bilgrami

Why Reparations? | Kazembe Balagun

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle | The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray

The Challenges of a Post-Secular World | Nicolas Prevelakis

Performance: Jacques Schwarz-Bart Presents “Hazzan”

The Current Crisis in our Sexual Relationships | Eva Illouz

A League of Democracies as a Bipartisan Solution to Global Challenges | John Davenport

What Is the Problem with Consent? | Manon Garcia

The Return of Religion | Anastasia Colosimo

Back to the Present: On our Nostalgia Moment | Thomas Dodman

Performance: Brooklyn Art Song Society’s All Time Favorite Lieder Mix Tape

The Image in the Age of Its General Exchangeability | Peter Szendy

Manufacturing Mischief

Facing the Present by Using the past: Immigration and the Politics of Memory | Barbara Laubenthal

Writing as Another: On Translation | Jennifer Croft

Children in Clinical Trials? Yes, It’s Ethical! | Marcin Waligora

Neoliberal Reality, Neoliberal Aesthetics | Edvardas Šumila

Appearances/Disappearances: Les Souffleurs

Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression | Anastasia Colosimo

Future Perfect? CRISPR & its Discontents | Joanna Smolenski

Hegel’s Big Mistake | Lorenza Wolska de la Torre

FLEXN Performance and Dance Battle: The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, Reggie Gray
Grand Lobby

Rhapsodies for the Present : Museotopias, Chronotopes, Conditional Stories (Chicago, Paris, Dakar, Leipzig, La Réunion, Lima, Kollasuyu)

Le peuple qui manque (A People is Missing): Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós

Dharma Talk, Meditation & Cleanup | Tricycle: The Buddhist Review: Radical Acceptance with Lama Justin von Bujdoss

Where Are We? Presence and Awareness in a Smartphone World | Jeanne Proust

Foucault & Buddhism | Naeem Nomi Muhamad

Hesperus Is Phosphorus | Rebecca Ariel Porte

Unmourned Losses & Lost Futures

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