Lecture on French Culture and Philosophy with Jean-Luc Marion of l’Académie française.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 @ 12:30pm

Event Info


FREE, pre-registration required.


Alliance Française de Chicago

54 W Chicago Ave.





Alliance Française

Join the Alliance Française for an intriguing lecture by Jean-Luc Marion on French Culture and Philosophy: Beyond Post-modernism. After the talk, enjoy a glass of wine as you discuss this view of contemporary French thought.

French Culture and Philosophy: Beyond Post-modernism

The philosophes of the Enlightenment and positivist thinkers of the 19th-century were confident in the power of reason and science to discover truth and establish a just human society. The tragic history of the 20th-century and the critique of modernity by philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzche and Jean-Paul Sartre led to a French intellectual culture that abandoned modernity's confidence in human reason. Jean-Luc Marion considers France's "post-modern" culture and discuss how writers and philosophers have either given up on the idea of truth or taken up the challenge of seeking truth where human reason alone has failed. Professeur Marion teaches at l'Université Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Chicago.

For more information and to pre-register, go to the Alliance Française website.