Sunday, January 30th | 1:00pm | Discussion | Greenlight Bookstore
With: Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Rick Moody, Avital Ronell, Benjamen Walker
Hosted by: Rob Spillman
Co-presented with Tin House
What are the interactions between fiction and philosophy? Can you answer philosophical questions through fiction? Are philosophers fiction writers? Is there such a thing as philosophical fiction or fictional philosophy? Four very different guests will play with these concepts: fiction writer and philosopher Pierre Cassou-Noguès, whose philosophical starting points are short fiction pieces, acclaimed author of The Four Fingers of Death novelist Rick Moody, Avital Ronell, whose flamboyant philosophical endeavor is very much nourished by her explosive style, Benjamen Walker, whose show on WFMU (“Too Much Information”) tackles philosophical issues through storytelling, using real or fictional interviews.