Badiou’s Big Book of Being and Event

Being and Event by Alain Badiou Select Mondays 6-8 pm (reading schedule is below) Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room We’ll make our way through Being and Event three weeks at a time. “Since the book’s first publication in 1988, Alain Badiou’s Being and Event has established itself of one of the most…

Accessible Badiou: Ethics

Reading Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil Every other Monday January 14th through March 11th 6-8 pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room   From Peter Hallward’s translator’s introduction to this essay: “Indeed for a general audience, and first published in a popular series of student-friendly engagements with major philosophical topics…

What’s So Great About Democracy Anyway?

Democracy in What State? Reading: “From Democracy to Divine Violence” by Slavoj Zizek Monday October 22, 2018 6-8pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room   Democracy. What is it? Should we still care about it? This question was posed to the note-worthy thinkers in Democracy in What State? to address modern notions of…