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Frank Ruda and Kenneth Reinhard: Alain Badiou's Philosophy of Truth

In this Leslie Center special event, two acclaimed critical theorists discuss the importance of Alain Badiou's radical reconceptualization of truth. Hybrid event. All are invited.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Carson Hall L01
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Join us for a spirited conversation on the recent work of contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou by two of the most exciting critical theorists working today, Frank Ruda and Kenneth Reinhard! Schedule: 4:30-5:15 pm: Frank Ruda, "Badiou’s Hölderlin" 5:30-6:30: Kenneth Reinhard, "Alain Badiou's Philosophy of Truth" (via Zoom) Frank Ruda, German philosopher, is a professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Dundee. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Scientific Research Centre in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Professor at the European Graduate School (EGS). His books include Hegel's Rabble: An Investigation into Hegel's Philosophy of Right (2011), For Badiou: Idealism without Idealism (2015), Abolishing Freedom: A Plea for a Contemporary Use of Fatalism (2016), The Dash - The Other Side of Absolute Knowing (with Rebecca Comay) (2018) and, most recently, Reading Marx (with Agon Hamza and Slavoj Zizek) (2018). Kenneth Reinhard is a philosopher, translator, and literary critic. He is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA and has authored several books and articles, including (with Slavoj Zizek and Eric Santner) The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (U. of Chicago Press, 2005), and (with Julia Reinhard Lupton) After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis (Cornell UP, 1993), as well as many articles on Freud, Lacan, Levinas, Henry James, Jewish Studies and the Bible. He is also a frequent English translator of Alain Badiou's works, including, most recently, The Immanence of Truths (2022) (with Susan Spitzer).

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Mary Fletcher

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