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A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2017

Central Library will open its doors for a 12-hour marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings and music. A Night of Philosophy & Ideas will feature discussions led by some of the world’s foremost philosophers and thinkers on the most challenging and fascinating issues confronting individuals, states and societies today.  A wide range of events will take place simultaneously throughout the evening.

The public can join Simon Critchley at 5 am for a discussion of tragedy; participate in a five-hour marathon community reading of Democracy in America; stretch their minds and body to a Yoga & Philosophy session in the library’s grand lobby at 1 am; and more. For the first time, Central Library is open all night for the community to explore, with screenings, performances, and talks held throughout the building. All events are free and open to the public.

Speakers :

Marc Augé
Bruce Bégout
Bachir Diagne
Didier Fassin
Frédéric Lordon
Laure Murat
Frédéric Neyrat
Corinne Pelluchon
Jeanne Proust
Camille Robcis
Julie Saada
Céline Spector
Bernard Stiegler
Nadia Yala Kisukidi
Katja Vogt
Anja Jauernig
Fatima Saba
Simon Critchley
Bhaskar Sunkara
Tamar Gendler
Paul Boghossian
Robin Rosendale
Nicole Hassoun
Susan Schneider
David Chalmers
Bernd Heinrich
Anna Gotlib
Naomi Zack
Chad Kautzer
Sabine Bode
Bénédicte de Montlaur
Kakab Orsos