December 6, 2013
Reading Capital, 1965-2015
Princeton University
December 6, 2013
12.00pm - 6.00pm
Princeton University
Computer Science Building Rm 104, Large Auditorium, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542
A conference in advance of the 50th anniversary of Reading Capital

The publication of Lire le capital (Reading Capital) in 1965 undoubtedly marked a watershed in Marxist philosophy and critical theory more generally, constructing a dazzling array of concepts that still today can be said to constitute the syntax of radical philosophy. 

Opening Panel: 12-3PM

Robert J. C. Young (NYU)
Rereading the Symptomatic Reading

Bruno Bosteels (Cornell University)
Reading Capital From the Margins: The Logic of Uneven Development

Alain Badiou (ENS Paris)
The Althusserian Definition of 'Theory'

Closing Panel 4-6PM

Emily Apter (NYU)
The 'Real' Object in Question: Flat Ontology and Productive Agency in Marxist Philosophy

Etienne Balibar (Columbia University)
A Point of Heresy in Western Marxism: Althusser's and Tronti's Antithetic Readings of Capital in the Early 60's

The conference is open to the public, but seating is limited.  Register for the event here

Sponsored by: The Department of French and Italian, PLAS, Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University.