Born in 1981 in Toulouse, Tristan Garcia entered in 2000 the École Normale Supérieure. After working with Alain Badiou, he was awarded his PhD for a thesis on the subject of « representation » in human arts, which he had written under the supervision of Sandra Laugier. On the same year, he published his first novel, awarded by the Flore Prize : La Meilleure part des hommes (Hate : a romance, translated by Lorin Stein, Faber & Faber, 2011). Working as a teacher at the University of Amiens, he continued his career as a novelist (Mémoires de la jungle, 2010 ; En l’absence de classement final, 2011 ; Les Cordelettes de Browser, 2012 ; Faber. Le destructeur, 2013 ; 7, 2015) and he conducted further researches in metaphysics, leading to the publishing of Forme et Objet. Un traité des choses (Form and Object. A treatise on things, translated by Jon Cogburn and Mark A. Ohm, Edinburgh University Press, 2014). He wrote critical essays about animal suffering (Nous, animaux et humains, 2011), political subjectivity (Nous, 2016) or TV series (Six Feet Under. Nos vies sans destin, 2012). Since 2015, he’s an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Lyon-3.

  • The Photographic Real

    To avoid reducing photography to a sort of luminous drawing (the reality of which the moderns strangely believed in) we must go back through the history of the ontology of photography in search of a d...

  • The Depth and the Ply

    19 Feb–20 Feb 2016

    Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris

    To be human is to enter into a game of ends and means. This game is not a natural game. Animals do not play it. It is the game through which humans construct themselves as well as their environment. I...

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