Fall 2016

The seminar series that focused on Michel Foucault’s Collège de France lectures and produced the Foucault 13/13 series during the 2015-2016 academic year; the seminar series focused on critical readings of Friedrich Nietzsche that produced the Nietzsche 13/13 series during the 2016-2017 academic year; and the seminar series that will focus on various modalities of disobedience and revolt and will produce the Uprising 13/13 series all follow a similar format. At each session, two or three guests, from different disciplines, are invited to discuss the readings and present on the themes of the seminar, after which there is an open discussion on the presented themes and questions. Each seminar will host specialists from across the disciplines, from Columbia University and from outside campus. It will also frame and interrelate with a Paris Reading Group that will run alongside the seminar. Please also see the Politics in the Present series which this series also falls under: http://heymancenter.org/events/type/13-13-seminar-series/

In addition to the 13 Nietzsche 13/13 seminars, we are delighted to present several extraordinary lectures and workshops to complement the conversation. These events are also open to the public. The first is: Alain Badiou, École normale supérieure, with Bruno Bosteels, Columbia University Lectures on Nietzsche Please click here for details and more information.

At the end of her life, Hannah Arendt was writing a series of volumes on The Life of the Mind, the second of which engaged the thought of Nietzsche. This session will explore her engagement With Nietzsche. With Seyla BenhabibSimona FortiAyten Gundogdu, and Linda Zerilli

This is the fourth seminar in the Nietzsche 13/13 series. Perhaps more than many other critical theorists, Gilles Deleuze’s thought was highly influenced by Nietzsche, and Deleuze’s name is inextricably linked to Nietzsche’s through his two signature books. In this session, we will focus on these two important works. 

This is the third seminar in the Nietzsche 13/13 seminar series. 3/13: Maurice Blanchot. Maurice Blanchot was heavily influenced by Nietzsche early on, and wrote several works that directly and indirectly engaged Nietzsche’s thought. Like Bataille, Blanchot took a holistic approach and often focused on the fragments. This session will explore his relation to Nietzsche and how it influenced subsequent critical thinkers.

This is the second seminar in the Nietzsche 13/13 seminar series. 2/13: Georges Bataille.

This is the first seminar in the Nietzsche 13/13 seminar series. 1/13: Heidegger. During the years 1936 to 1939, Martin Heidegger delivered a series of influential lectures on Nietzsche that would be published in a multi-volume book called, simply, Nietzsche. Despite being delivered at the time of his Nazi allegiance, the lectures nevertheless transcend fascism to develop a wide-ranging interpretation of Nietzsche’s philosophical contributions. They have been formative in subsequent readings of Nietzsche.

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