Plato Reader of Agamben: From Homo Sacer to the Myth of Er
April 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Presentation Lab, SME 149

Catherine Malabou is one of France’s leading philosophers. She is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS and professor of modern European philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University, London. She is known for her work on plasticity, a concept she culled from Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, which has proved fertile within contemporary economic, political, and social discourses. Widely regarded as one of the most exciting figures in what has been called “The New French Philosophy,” Malabou’s research and writing covers a range of figures and issues, including the work of Hegel, Freud, Heidegger, and Derrida; the relationship between philosophy, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis; and concepts of essence and difference within feminism.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication; De Certeau Reading Group; Department of Philosophy' German Studies; Department of Literature; Research Group Politics, Ethics, Ontology; Science Studies; and the Department of Visual Arts.