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LARUELLE in LONDON: May 9 2012 Lecture: Towards a Philosophy Deemed ‘Contemporary’

Posted: Tuesday 07 Feb 2012
by John Mullarkey 1 comments


May 8 and 9, 2012

Professor François Laruelle will give his second set of talks on Non-Standard Philosophy at the London Graduate School on May 8th and 9th 2012.

The May events comprise an afternoon workshop on May 8th, 2-5pm in The Conservatory, Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP – this is open to postgraduates and faculty working in areas related to the field (reservation required). UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

It is followed the next day by an evening lecture 6-8pm, May 9th in Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH – 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.

Further information is available through

Professor John Mullarkey 


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