Paris Seminars

The Paris Reading Group

Fall/Spring 2017-2018

with Florent Jakob, Daniele Lorenzini, Christine Valero, and Loren Wolfe


The purpose of this reading group, which runs parallel to the New York seminar led by Columbia University Professors Bernard Harcourt and Jesús Velasco on the Columbia campus, is to explore different forms of uprising in both theoretical and practical terms through the writings of a number of philosophers and critical thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth century.


The Paris reading group will be led by Florent Jakob, Daniele Lorenzini, Christine Valero, and Loren Wolfe. The sessions will be held at Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris (metro line 4 Vavin or RER B Port-Royal).


There will be two sessions of the reading group in the first semester:


Oct. 5, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm

The Concept of Revolution

Karl Marx & Reinhart Koselleck


Nov. 16, 2017, 4:15-6:15pm

Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau & Hannah Arendt


A seminar of the Collège International de Philosophie led by Isabelle Galichon and Daniele Lorenzini will also be held at Reid Hall and will explore similar topics:


Oct. 5, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Georges Didi-Huberman (EHESS): Uprising


Oct. 12, 2017, 7-9pm

Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po): Disobedience


Nov. 9, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Fabienne Brugère (Paris 8): Ordinary Feminism


Finally, a daylong conference on “Subjectivity and Revolution”, organized by Bernard Harcourt and Daniele Lorenzini, is scheduled for Dec. 19, 2017, 10am-5pm.

Subjectivité et révolution

Journée d’études

19 décembre 2017


All these events are open to everyone. Please inform us by sending an email explaining your interest to Loren Wolfe at <> and do bring your ID.