Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia University): The philosopher as translator

Date: 13 mai 2015, 13h00

Place1 Dimitrie Brandza St., RO-060102, Bucharest

Please confirm your participation at: humanities@icub.unibuc.ro (limited places)

Souleymane 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 BA (1977). Before joining Columbia University in 2008 he taught philosophy for many years at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar (Senegal) and at Northwestern University. His field of research includes history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature. His book Bergson postcolonial. L’élan vital dans la pensée de Senghor et de Mohamed Iqbal, Paris, Editions du CNRS, 2011) was awarded the Dagnan-Bouveret prize by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences for 2011 and on that same year he received the Edouard Glissant Prize for his work. Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s current teaching interests include history of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, twentieth century French philosophy.

Selected Bibliography

Books:

L’encre des savants. Reflexions sur la philosophie en Afrique, Paris, Presence africaine and Codesria, 2013

Comment philosopher en Islam, Paris, Editions Philippe Rey, 2013

African Art as Philosophy. Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude, Seagull, 2011
(original French: Léopold Sédar Senghor: l’art africain comme philosophie Paris: Riveneuve Editions, 2007.)

Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal,Dakar, Codesria 2011
(original French: Islam et société ouverte, la fidélité et le mouvement dans la pensée de Muhammad Iqbal, Paris : Maisonneuve & Larose, 2001.)

Comment philosopher en Islam (Paris: Panama, 2008).

100 mots pour dire l’islam. Paris: Maisonneuve et Larose, 2002.

Une traduction avec introduction et note de Les Lois de la pensée de George Boole, Paris: Vrin, 1992. (a French translation with an introduction and notes of George Boole’s
An investigation of the Laws of Thought)

Logique pour philosophes, Dakar: Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal, 1991.
Boole, l’oiseau de nuit en plein jour Paris: Belin, 1989. Collection “Un savant une époque”

See also: New Europe College

Wed.
May 13
17.00
Conference Qu’appelle-t-on Philosophie africaine?

 

Souleymane Bachir DIAGNE, Professor of French and Philosophy, Columbia University, NY
(this event takes place at the initiative and with the support of the Romanian Embassy in Senegal) NEC conference hall

 

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