Past Event

The Drama of the Commons

October 24, 2023
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
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East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

Étienne Balibar and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss Antonio Negri, “Starting again from Marx;” Étienne Balibar, “The Expropriators and Expropriated;” and Karl Marx, “Co-operation.”  This discussion is presented as part of Coopërism 13/13: 13 Cooperative Projects, a series of seminars organized by Bernard Harcourt for the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought.  

Etienne Balibar is Professor Emeritus of moral and political philosophy at Université de Paris X – Nanterre and Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. He has been a regular visiting professor at Columbia University in recent years. He has published widely in the areas of epistemology, Marxist philosophy, and moral and political philosophy in general. His many works include Lire le Capital (with Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Jacques Rancière, Roger Establet) (1965); The Philosophy of Marx (1995); Spinoza and Politics (1998); Politics and the Other Scene (2002); We, the People of Europe? (2003); Equaliberty (2014); Violence and Civility: On the Limits of Political Philosophy (2015); Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology (2017); and Secularism and Cosmopolitanism (2018).

Bernard E. Harcourt is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University. He is also directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

This event is part of the 13/13 seminar series organized by Bernard Harcourt for the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, this year on the theme of Coopërism. See the website here for suggested readings and the full list of seminars. It is co-sponsored by the CCCCT, the Maison Française, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.