Radical Philosophy New York Conference

Friday 21st October 2011, Columbia University, New York


Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Peter Osborne, Etienne Balibar

Opening Plenary: Postcolonial Worlds 1

Chair: Peter Osborne (RP)

‘Bilingual Thoughts on Knowledge and Action’
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (Workshop on Andean Oral History, Bolivia), read by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

‘On the Question of “Political Violence” Today’
Rosalind C. Morris (Anthropology, Columbia University)

Representing Capitalism

Chair: Matthew Charles (RP)

‘Is Representation Possible Without Reification?’
Tim Bewes (English, Brown University)

‘The Historical Novel of Contemporary Capitalism’
David Cunningham (RP/English, University of Westminster)

‘Marx’s Realist Intention’
Kristin Ross (Comparative Literature, New York University)

Biocapital and Security

Chair: Esther Leslie (RP)

‘Capitalist Resilience’
Mark Neocleous (RP/Politics, Brunel University, London)

‘Socialism, Biopolitics, Futurity’
Claudia Aradau (RP/International Relations, King’s College London)

‘Pharmaceutical Crises, Questions of Value, and Biopolitics Elsewhere’
Kaushik Sunder Rajan (Anthropology, University of Chicago)

Temporalities of Crisis

Chair: David Cunningham (RP)

‘On Not Knowing Greek’
Antonia Birnbaum (Philosophy, University of Paris 8 )

Crisis and Contemporaneity
Peter Osborne (RP/Philosophy, Kingston University London)

‘Presents Past: History and “Time’s Turmoil”’
Harry Harootunian (Literature, Duke University)

Politics of Information

Chair: Claudia Aradau (RP)

‘Speculative Realism As Symptom: Computationalist Ideologies’
David Golumbia (English, Virginia Commonwealth University)

‘Liquid Crystal Aesthetics’
Esther Leslie (RP/English, Birkbeck, University of London)

‘Civilizations Without Boats: Security, Property, Piracy and the Walled City’
Finn Brunton (School of Information, University of Michigan Ann Arbor)

Closing Plenary: Postcolonial Worlds 2

Chair: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (University Professor, Columbia University)

‘Caring about the Universal?’
Souleymane Bachir Daigne (Philosophy, Columbia University)

‘Freedom in Spinoza’
Marilena Chaui (Philosophy, University of Sao Paulo)

Power to the People?

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Material and Materialisms

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