A Night of Philosophy

After tremendous success in Paris, London and Berlin, A Night of Philosophy premieres in New York April 24, 2015. This 12-hour nocturnal happening in NYC featuring talks with 61 philosophers including Anthony Appiah, Emily Apter, Monique Canto-Sperber, Barbara Cassin, Simon Critchley, Daniel Garber, Bruno Karsenti, Sandra Laugier, Alexander Rosenberg, Francis Wolff, on issues such as “Freedom of Speech”, “Can you decide to believe in God?,” “Must intellectual Life Be Boring?,” “Do We Really Want to Be Equal?,” “I Think, Therefore I Can”; 12 artistic performances with Eve Bailey, Trisha Bauman, Julien Bismuth, Ofri Cnaani, Clifford Owens, and more; a marathon reading of Marquis de Sade’s Philosophy in the Boudoir; a musical spacecraft by Stéphane Thidet; piano improvisations by composer Karol Beffa; a philosophical discotheque, videos screenings…

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Visual identity by La Rêveuse

Created and staged by Mériam Korichi. Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, Onassis Cultural Center, NY and the Ukrainian Institute of America. A Night of Philosophy  is made possible by The Florence Gould Foundation, Institut Français, PSL Research University, and Centre national des arts plastiques, France. Major support is provided by Air France, Babeth’s Feast, Classic & Vintage, French-American Foundation, Holiday Inn NYC–Lower East Side, and La Rêveuse. Generous support is provided by Columbia University Philosophy Department, The Alliance Program, Institut Jean Nicod, Princeton University, Department of Philosophy at Princeton University, CNRS GDRI PLOCO, École Normale Supérieure-Paris; ENS de Lyon (Anthropos; Labex COMOD), Centre Atlantique de Philosophie, The City University of New York, University of Maryland, University of California, Riverside, University of Michigan, Residency Unlimited, OFF (Ostrovsky Family Fund), Laurence Bernard Gallery, and Galerie Aline Vidal.