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Date(s) - 25/01/2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Victoria Memorial Hall


January‘16  in Kolkata is indeed  the month of literary festivals, marked by the presence of France! On the occasion of Kolkata Literary Meet 2016, we will have the great pleasure to welcome the French author/philosopher Barbara Cassin for a discussion on “The politic has to be done by all and not by one”.

Monday 25th January – 12.40 pm – Victoria Memorial Quadrangle

Barbara Cassin is a French philologist and philosopher, born in 1947 in Boulogne-Billancourt. A past Director at Jacques Derrida’s Collège international de philosophie and director of research (senior research chair) at the CNRS. In 2006 she succeeded Jonathan Barnes to the directorship of the leading centre of excellence in Ancient philosophy, Centre Leon-Robin, at the Sorbonne. Her work centers on Sophism and rhetoric, and their relation to philosophy. In a footnote in 2007’s Logic of Worlds, Alain Badiou portrays her work as a synthesis of Heideggerian thought with the linguistic turn. From 1991 to 2007 she co-directed with Alain Badiou the series L’Ordre Philosophique, at Le Seuil publishers. She is the author of L’Effet Sophistique (1995) and the editor of Vocabulaire Européen des Philosophies, ( 2004) an international collective work of philosophers sponsored by the European Union.