"Toward a World Republic: Beyond the Trinity of Capital, Nation and State," by Karatani Kôjin, well known Japanese philosopher and literary critic.
April 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Loyola University, New Orleans Main Campus
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Karatani Kôjin achieved renown at age 27 by winning the Gunzô Prize for an essay on writer Natsume Sôseki. Since then, he has written extensively on problems of modernity and postmodernity, focusing particularly on the trinity of concepts “language, number, money,” problematics central to one of his most famous books, Architecture as Metaphor. Philosophically, Karatani has propounded a number of concepts, such as the “will to architecture,” which he regards as central to Western philosophy. Transcritique, the most recent of his books to be translated into English, reads Kant through Marx and vice-versa, and articulates Karatani’s stance as a political philosopher.
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