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PLASMA Lecture Series: François Laruelle & Anne-Françoise Schmid

April 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

François Laruelle and Anne-Françoise Schmid

François Laruelle is a French philosopher known for developing a science of philosophy that he calls non-philosophy. He has been described as one of the most important and interesting contemporary philosophers in Europe today. He is the author of books such as “Photo-Fiction: A Non-Standard Aesthetics” (2012), “Philosophy and Non-Philosophy” (2013), and “Theory of Identities” (2016). According to a Laruelle scholar John Ó Maoilearca, what Laruelle offers us “is a new way to experience philosophy: neither as the right nor wrong representation of reality […] but as a material, immanent part of it.”

Anne-Françoise Schmid is philosopher of science, epistemology, and ethics, or a ‘Philosopher among scientists.’ Her work has dealt with a range of subjects from philosophy of mathematics, interaction between philosophy science and engineering, non-standard design philosophy, and the evaluation of non-standard scientific objects. In 2014, MINES Paris Tech, the most prestigious engineering school in France, organized a conference titled ‘Around Anne-Francoise Schmid’s Work’ to explore the scientific potential of her philosophy of non-standard epistemology as an innovative new method for addressing issues “From mathematical concepts to Alzheimer’s.” She is the author of books such as “Que peut la philosophie des sciences?” (2002).

Sponsored by The Department of Media Study, the Graduate Student Association, the Department of Philosophy, Embodied Research in the Arts and Sciences, Techne, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Media Study Graduate Student Association Club.


April 10, 6:30pm

Talks by François Laruelle and Anne-Françoise Schmid (as part of PLASMA)

April 11, 10am – 5pm

Workshop & Symposium presentations, Experimentation & Production

April 12, 12pm – 5pm

Grad Student round table/installation of work



April 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Media Study


112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)