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On Truth (and Lies)

 
 
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
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Co-Presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center NY

What is the truth? Simon Critchley, one of today’s leading contemporary philosophers, presents On Truth (and Lies), a new conversation series that encourages audiences to abandon their convictions at the door and explore the ambiguity of reality.


 
Talks
On Truth (and Lies) in Suicide
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
 
On Truth (and Lies) in Suicide
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
 

Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison and writer Andrew Solomon join philosopher Simon Critchley to discuss an epidemic that claims the lives of over 800,000 people a year.

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PAST EVENTS
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On Truth (and Lies) in Myth
 

Daniel Mendelsohn and Simon Critchley discuss how Greek myth has been interpreted across cultures.

Fri, Mar 6, 2015
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Feminism
 

Anne-Marie Slaughter and Simon Critchley discuss the nature of women’s role in society.

Sat, Mar 15, 2014
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Joyce
 

Olwen Fouéré joins philosopher Simon Critchley to discuss the influence of James Joyce.

Fri, Sep 19, 2014
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Authorship
 

Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota joins Simon Critchley to explore authorship in theater.

Thu, Oct 30, 2014
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Homecoming
 

Simon Critchley explores returning from war using the Greek idea of nostos or homecoming.

Sun, Nov 9, 2014
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Greek Comedy
 

Artist Alexandre Singh and philosopher Simon Critchley discuss Greek comedy.

Sun, Nov 17, 2013
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Democracy
 

Director Thomas Ostermeier and philosopher Simon Critchley debate Athenian democracy.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Beauty
 

Theater critic Hilton Als and philosopher Alexander Nehamas join Simon Critchley.

Sun, Sep 22, 2013
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Conversation
 

Paul Holdengräber joins Simon Critchley to examine the art of conversation.

Sun, Sep 23, 2012
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Art
 

Simon Critchley discusses truth and illusion in art.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012
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Talks
On Truth (and Lies) in Literature
 

Celebrated author Tom McCarthy joins Simon Critchley to discuss truth in literature.

Thu, Oct 18, 2012
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Greek Tragedy
 

Legendary director Anne Bogart joins Simon Critchley to discuss truth in tragedy.

Thu, Dec 13, 2012