Decolonizing the History of Philosophy

with Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 • 6-7PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 513

Open only to undergraduates

The Talks with Professors series allows undergraduate students to engage in casual and meaningful conversations with distinguished scholars in a laid-back, informal setting. Join Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Romance Philology and member of the Committee on Global Thought, for a conversation on “Decolonizing the History of Philosophy.”

About the Speaker

Professor Bachir Diagne received his academic training in France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation in Philosophy (1978) and he took his Doctorat d’État in philosophy at the Sorbonne (1988) where he also took his B.A. (1977). His field of research includes history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature, and his current teaching interests include history of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, twentieth century French philosophy. His most recent book, Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with the Western Tradition was published this past summer.

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This event will take place on Columbia University's Morningside campus, in Fayerweather Hall Room 513.

About the UCGT

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) connects undergraduate students to the rich resources on global issues available at Columbia University. Students from Columbia College, the School of General Studies, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Barnard College join the interdisciplinary work of the CGT, becoming involved in events and initiatives of particular significance to the undergraduate community.

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