Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

  | SRF Sternstunde Philosophie | Published on Jan 18, 2019 | Slavoj Žižek: Down with ideology! "He is considered philosophy's enfant terrible, provokes those on the right and on the left and analyses events from the perspective of Marx and Hegel. Above all, Slavoj Zizek is hip, and has been for decades. The eloquent … Continue reading Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

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The Dash in Hegel’s Logic and Phenomenology: Slavoj Žižek—Rebecca Comay—Frank Ruda [Full Discussion]

"A discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda which will revolve around Comay and Ruda's book The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing." Deutsches Haus at NYU, October 23, 2018. "In The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing (MIT Press, 2018), the authors present a reading of Hegel’s most reviled concept, absolute knowing. … Continue reading The Dash in Hegel’s Logic and Phenomenology: Slavoj Žižek—Rebecca Comay—Frank Ruda [Full Discussion]

Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) *** 11/7/68 ~ 13/1/17 *** — xenogothic

Two years today. Popped down to the mural. We miss you, Mark. via 13/01 — xenogothic Mark Fisher’s “K-Punk” and the Futures That Have Never Arrived By Hua Hsu |December 11, 2018 |The New Yorker| Fisher feared that we were losing our ability to conceptualize a tomorrow that was radically different from our present. Photograph by … Continue reading Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) *** 11/7/68 ~ 13/1/17 *** — xenogothic

Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression

https://youtu.be/PE6v-yZEXp0?t=1202 Slavoj Žižek weighs in on the Future of Marx's Analysis of Capitalism and the Causes of Depression in Our Perilous Times... Same shit, different day; Žižek has found the way out, though, and it's hysteria... That said, I would rather say hysterical sublimity would suit the needs of one better when it comes to sublating … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression

Intelligence and Spirit by Reza Negarestani

"A computational process philosophy? A modeling of philosophical Lego? Reza Negarestani’s Intelligence and Spirit is by no means a Neo-Hegelian revival, but a provocative methodological attempt to apply some of Hegel’s critical contentions on reason and spirit to the Kantian epistemological program. The result is a philosophical tour de force that reintroduces Hegel’s Geist to Kant in … Continue reading Intelligence and Spirit by Reza Negarestani

Roger Waters Considers Performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall on US-Mexico Border

BY ALEX YOUNG “Musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out…” – Roger Waters Though Roger Waters did not write Pink Floyd’s The Wall as an allegory about any real-life structure, the band’s 1979 opus subsequently took on such an interpretation. In July 1990, Waters performed the album in Berlin, Germany to commemorate the fall of the … Continue reading Roger Waters Considers Performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall on US-Mexico Border

Reza Negarestani: A Preliminary Investigation – Intelligence and Spirit

Deleuze, probably the most innovative philosopher of the event, situates the encounter with the event at the heart of his Difference and Repetition.

“Something in the world forces us to think. This something is an object not of recognition but of a fundamental encounter. What is encountered may be Socrates, a temple or a demon. It may be grasped in a range of affective tones: wonder, love, hatred, suffering. In whichever tone, its primary characteristic is that it can only be sensed. In this sense it is opposed to recognition. In recognition, the sensible is not at all that which can only be sensed, but that which bears directly upon the senses in an object which can be recalled, imagined or conceived. The sensible is referred to an object which may not only be experienced other than by sense, but may itself be attained by other faculties. It therefore presupposes the exercise of the senses and the exercise of the other faculties in a common sense. The object of encounter, on the other hand, really gives rise to sensibility with regard to a given sense.”

~ Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, p. 139.

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As for Kant, his whole project is to situate the traumatic incident at the heart of enlightened subjectivity itself. Isn’t Kant’s whole edifice an attempt at introducing a split between reason and the madness inherent to its constitution?Isn’t Kant’s whole edifice an attempt at introducing a split between reason and the madness inherent to its constitution?

“I have doubts whether there is a distinction between general lunacy (delirium generale) and that which is fixed upon a definite object (delirium circa objectum). Unreason (which is something positive and not just a lack of reason) is like reason, a mere form to which objects can be adapted; and both reason and unreason, therefore, concern themselves with the general. However, what first comes into the mind at the (usually sudden) outbreak of a crazy disposition (the accidentally encountered subject matter about which the person will rave later) will be from then on the insane person’s chief concern, since it is, because of the novelty of the impression, more firmly fixed in his mind than anything else occurring afterward.” ~ Isn’t Kant’s whole edifice an attempt at introducing a split between reason and the madness inherent to its constitution?”

~ Kant, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, p.116.

The quotes above are from this & this essays both in audio format below…

And here is another relevant video…

Break The Code

The History of spirit is its own deed; for spirit is only what it does, and its deed is to make itself – in this case as spirit – the object of its own consciousness, and to comprehend itself in its interpretation of itself to itself.

—G.W.F. Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right

Shall we say that Hegel is the Father of Pragmatism? That we should know a self as what it does, rather than by its essence: what it is? And is the self processual, a disturbance of material agitation: a making that is a making of itself by itself, through the power of interacting on itself by way of techniques of language and interpretation of this self-making agency in process? Reza Negarestani situates this statement as outlining a “community of rational agents as a social model of the mind,” a functionalist model that is “essentially…

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Ideology, Intelligence, and Capital: Interview with Nick Land

"Nick Land is a British philosopher living in Shanghai. Nick is one of the main figures in the school of thought known as accelerationism. He is currently writing a book about the philosophical implications of Bitcoin. We talked about accelerationism, cybernetics, ideology, the evolution of Nick’s perspective, Deleuze and Guattari, emancipation and dehumanization, artificial intelligence, … Continue reading Ideology, Intelligence, and Capital: Interview with Nick Land

Slavoj Žižek’s Full Lecture and Debate on God and Capitalism at Oxford Union [Nov 9, 2018]

"A Hegelian philosopher and leading figure on the academic left, Žižek is the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books. His critical analysis of popular culture has gained him international recognition, and he has been called the ‘Elvis of cultural theory.’ His most recent book, Like A … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek’s Full Lecture and Debate on God and Capitalism at Oxford Union [Nov 9, 2018]