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Book Launch

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin, Princeton University press, Princeton and Oxford 2014.

Goldsmiths College, University of London

26th June 2015, 5pm

French philosopher and philologist Barbara Cassin visits Goldsmiths on 26 June to launch both her new book and our latest multi-disciplinary research centre, the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought (CPCT).

At the evening event organised by Dr Alberto Toscano (Co-Director, CPCT) and Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel University), Barbara will be joined by Étienne Balibar (Kingston), Lucie Campos (Institut Français) and Jacques Lezra (NYU) for a panel discussion on Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon – an encyclopedic dictionary of 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy, or any, translation from one language and culture to another.

The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought was established in May 2015, based in Sociology, and run jointly with the Centre for Cultural Studies. Its Co-Directors are Alberto Toscano (Sociology) and Julia Ng (CCS). CPCT has anacademic membership and advisory board drawn from various departments across the college, and an international roster of external affiliates.

A home for philosophical inquiry and rigorous intellectual dialogue at Goldsmiths, the Centre’s work draws on those traditions which view the practices of critique and criticism as central to the definition of philosophy, and which consider reflection on philosophy’s complex relationships with other disciplines and forms of thought as constitutive of philosophical activity itself.

CPCT will provide teaching and learning support for the Philosophy modules on the new Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) degree, based in Politics.

All are welcome to attend the launch event on 26 June (5pm-8pm, RHB 137a) – booking is not required.

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