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27.06.2024: Translation And The Ethics Of Horizontal Universalism, a guest lecture by Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Dear Cluster members and interested,

You are cordially invited to attend Translation And The Ethics Of Horizontal Universalism, a guest lecture by Souleymane Bachir Diagne. The event is organized by the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence and will be moderated by Clarissa Vierke (University of Bayreuth). 

 When? Thursday, 27 June 2024, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where? S58, RW I building, University of Bayreuth campus

Online participation is also possible!

Zoom: https://uni-bayreuth.zoom.us/j/66815848399?pwd=bFAyQ0Uyb1RNOFdvT09oRVc3MXoyUT09 Link/URL

MEETING ID: 668 1584 8399,   PASSCODE: 897688 

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a Senegalese philosopher and according to Le Nouvel Observateur one of the leading thinkers of our time. His work is focused on the history of logic and mathematics, epistemology, the tradition of philosophy in the Islamic world, identity formation, and African literatures and philosophies. After passing his baccalauréat in Senegal, Diagne received degrees in philosophy in France where he studied with Althusser and Derrida. After his agrégation in Philosophy, Diagne defended a doctoral thesis in mathematics and also completed his doctorat d’Etat on George Boole’s algebra of logic. In 1982, he taught philosophy at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, where he became vice-dean of the College of Humanities and Counselor for Education and Culture (1993-1999). 

Diagne is co-director or a member of the editorial committees of numerous scholarly journals. He is also a member of the scientific committees of UNESCO publication and outlook projects and of CODESRIA. In 2001, he published a book on the Pakistani poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, Islam et société ouverte. La fidélité et le mouvement dans la pensée de Muhammad Iqbal, and in 2007, an examination of Senghor's philosophy, Léopold Sédar Senghor. L’Art africain comme philosophie. Having taught for several years in the departments of Philosophy and Religion at Northwestern University (2002-2007), Diagne is currently Professor at Columbia University in New York.

In his theory of translation, Diagne focuses on the concept of hospitality: the value of translation lies in the endeavour to bridge foreignness. By opening up new linguistic paths in the respectful and empathetic approach of the foreign and the familiar, a valuable intercultural dialogue is created.

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