On the Logics of Social Worlds: A Talk with Gabriel Tupinambá

In this talk, Brazilian psychoanalyst and philosopher Gabriel Tupinambá introduced a recent contribution of the research collective Subset of Theoretical Practice, which combines Kōjin Karatani’s theory of modes of exchange and Alain Badiou’s theory of the logics of worlds in order to recast several categories of World-Systems Theory and Critical Theory in a broader and more formal conceptual setting. By introducing this new framework, Tupinambá hopes to further consolidate an approach that expands our conceptual vocabulary both for comparison between different social contexts as well as for discerning different dimensions and challenges within one sole social situation.

This event requires registration. Please register via Eventbrite, here. Registered attendees will receive a PDF of the working paper by the Subset of Theoretical Practice, which will form the basis of this conversation.


Gabriel Tupinambá is a psychoanalyst based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a member of the research collective Subset of Theoretical Practice. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the European Graduate School and has carried out post-doctoral research at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), Rio de Janeiro and in Philosophy at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), focusing on new possible readings of Alain Badiou’s philosophy in the context of peripheric political struggles. He is the author of The Desire of Psychoanalysis (NUP, 2021) as well as the co-author of Hegel, Lacan, Zizek, with Yuan Yao (Atropos Press, 2013), and Arquitetura de Arestas: as esquerdas em tempos de periferização do mundo, with Edemilson Paraná (Autonomia Literária, 2022).