Investigations

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John Mullarkey

1st Talk – Mon 22, 11:00–12:30
DCA Meeting Room
2nd Talk – Tue 23, 11:00–12:30
DCA Meeting Room

Entry: Free, just turn up
PROPOSAL

Two talks in which we hope that the clear-thinking insights of Dundee University’s John Mullarkey might straighten out the kinks, fill in the holes and set in a wider context Arika’s (quite possibly ham-fisted and shallow) attempts to understand and put into use at KYTN small aspects of the thinking of Alain Badiou and Francois Laruelle, two of the most radical philosophers in Europe today.

Talk 1: Wherein Arika might ask John some questions about Alain Badiou’s take on set theory, his concept of the count-as-nothing and the process of acting-at-the-minimum: as they could apply to sound, film and art.

Talk 2: Wherein Arika might ask John some questions about Francois Laruelle’s system of non-philosophy as a tool for getting to the radical concepts at the core of a system of thinking (in this case - music, film, performance) set out as it might apply to actual things as they might actually happen at KYTN.

John Mullarkey teaches Philosophy at the University of Dundee. He is the author of Post-Continental Philosophy, (Continuum) and Bergson and Philosophy, (Edinburgh University Press).