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CISSC presents “Tragedy’s Philosophy” a talk by Simon Critchley (The New School, N

Simon Critchley (The New School, New York) “Tragedy’s Philosophy” Mar. 7 | 3:00 p.m. | J.A. de Sève Cinema J.W. McConnell Bldg., LB-125, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

After the Rodowick talk at ARTHEMIS last week, why not attend another, even more philosophical presentation, this time by Simon Critchley. This talk, organized by Concordia’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture will take place tomorrow, Friday March 7 at 3pm in the de Sève Cinema. As always, here is their description of the event:


“Philosophy, as a discursive invention, beginning with Plato, but extending along the millennia into the present, is premised upon the exclusion of tragedy and the exclusion of a range of experiences and affects that we can call tragic. In this talk, Simon Critchley explores the hypothesis that this exclusion of tragedy is, itself, tragic, and this is perhaps philosophy’s tragedy. He seeks to defend tragedy against philosophy, or, perhaps better said, argue that tragedy articulates a philosophical view that challenges the authority of philosophy.

Simon Critchley is an English philosopher currently teaching at the New School, who writes primarily on the history of philosophy, political theory, religion, ethics and aesthetics, especially literature and theater. He has published extensively and is moderator of “The Stone,” the opinion series of The New York Times.

Admission is free. Open to the public.

More information on Simon Critchley 

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