International Summer School in Ontology coming soon: 24-29 August 2015, Grado, Italy: « Six days course with six leading philosophers addressing the contemporary debate on ontology ».
There is a very interesting line up: Giorgio Agamben, Francesco Berto, Ray Brassier, François Laruelle, Paul Livingston, Davide Tarizzo. Some pdf summaries of lectures are already available on the academia.edu page.
The titles of Laruelle’s lectures are:
1) Introduction to Non-standard philosophy
2) Marx with Planck. For a quantum Marxism
Some people might be puzzled at the very idea of François Laruelle participating in a Summer School on “ontology”. After all, he is known for a position that sharply limits the utility of traditional philosophical vocabulary, and that seeks to propose more satisfactory vocabularies. I argue that this concern is more semantic than substantial, an instance of a new logophobia,. This context-blind attachment to words would impede cross-continental understanding if allowed to flourish unchallenged.
Relevant texts I have written on these subjects: