Revolution of the Present (Full Film)

“Humanity seems to be stuck in the perpetual now that is our networked world. More countries are witnessing people taking to the streets in search of answers. Revolution of the Present, the film, features interviews with thought leaders designed to give meaning to our present and precarious condition. This historic journey allows us to us re-think our presumptions and narratives about the individual and society, the local and global, our politics and technology. This documentary analyzes why the opportunity to augment the scope of human action has become so atomized and diminished. Revolution of the Present is an invitation to join the conversation and help contribute to our collective understanding.

As Saskia Sassen, the renowned sociologist, states at the outset of the film, ‘we live in a time of unsettlement, so much so that we are even questioning the notion of the global, which is healthy.’ One could say that our film raises more questions than it answers, but this is our goal. Asking the right questions and going back to beginnings may be the very thing we need to do to understand the present, and to move forward from it with a healthy skepticism.

Revolution of the Present is structured as an engaging dinner conversation, there is no narrator telling you what to think, it is not a film of fear of the end time or accusation, it is an invitation to sit at the table and join an in depth conversation about our diverse and plural world.”

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Dezarie ~ Download De Criminal

Zizek and the Hungry Seagull

Zero Cult ~ Heartwork

On the eve of philosophy and beyond it the logic of sense lost itself in calculations without end, only to find itself in this poetic time of truth eternally dismembered…

Lectures in Philosophy

The Philosophy of “As If” Kwame Anthony Appiah 2015
The Theoretical Impulse in Plato and Aristotle Sarah Broadie 2014
Reason, Genealogy, and the Hermeneutics of Magnanimity Robert Brandom 2013
Proof, Truth, Hands, and Mind Ian Hacking 2010
Thinking and Talking About the Self John Perry 2009
What We See Fred Dretske 2007
The Ethics of Blame Thomas Scanlon 2007
Intention in Action John McDowell 2006
Normativity Judith Jarvis Thomson 2005
The Meaning of “Ouch” and “Oops” David Kaplan 2004
Truth, Interpretation, and the Point of Moral Philosophy Ronald M. Dworkin 2002
Philosophy the Day After Tomorrow – Moments in Nietzsche, Jane Austen, et cetera Stanley Cavell 2002
The Wittgensteinian Event Stanley Cavell 2002
On Aristotle’s Notion of the Soul Michael Frede 2000
The Dappled World Nancy Cartwright 1999
Anger and Revenge Myles Burnyeat 1996
Ancient Freedoms Myles Burnyeat 1996
Happiness and Tranquility Myles Burnyeat 1996
Naturalism and Dualism in the Study of Language and Mind Noam Chomsky 1994
Morality, Law and Politics Jürgen Habermas 1988
The Concept of Practical Reason Jürgen Habermas 1988
Philosophy and the Fragments of Enlightenment Bernard Williams 1988
Moral Conflict and Political Legitimacy Thomas Nagel 1987
The Justification of Logical Laws Michael A. E. Dummett 1986
A Reconception of Philosophy Nelson Goodman 1985
The Socratic Fallacy Gregory Vlastos 1984
Socrates’ Disavowal of Knowledge Gregory Vlastos 1984
Relativism Richard Rorty 1983
Why There Isn’t a Ready-Made World Hilary Putnam 1981
The Transcendence of Reason Hilary Putnam 1981
Truth and Subjectivity Michel Foucault 1980
Causal Explanation David Lewis 1979
Constructivist Moral Conceptions John Rawls 1979
The Limits of Rationality Patrick Suppes 1979
The Identity of the Self: Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing? Robert Nozick 1978
Reference and Its Roots Peter F. Strawson 1977
Perception and Its Objects Peter F. Strawson 1977
Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language: An Exposition Saul Kripke 1977
Truth, Determinism and Uncertainty Gunther Patzing 1971
Sincerity and Uncertainty Stuart N. Hampshire 1968
Problems of Induction Carl G. Hempel 1964
The Intentionality of Sensation: A Grammatical Feature Elizabeth Anscombe 1963
Assertion Peter Geach 1963
Causes of Belief and Reasons for Belief Henry H. Price 1963
Man, Techniques, and Meta-Techniques Gabriel Honor Marcel 1961
The Cognitive Status of Theories Ernest Nagel 1960
The Assuming of Objects Willard Van Orman Quine 1959
Paradox and Discovery John Wisdom 1957
Aristotle’s Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Historiography Kurt von Fritz 1957
Logic and Philosophy I.M. Bochenski 1956
Mysticism and Human Reason Walter T. Stace 1954
Some Problems in the Theory of Meaning Gilbert Ryle 1954
The Impasse of Ethics and a Way Out Brand Blanshard 1954
The Acceptance of Time George Boas 1949
Untitled 2 Wilmon Henry Sheldon 1946
The History of Townsend Harvey Gates Townsend 1945
The Method of Knowledge in Philosophy Curt John Ducasse 1944
Philosophy Goes to War Charles Montague Bakewell 1943
Certainty George Edward Moore 1941
Social Studies and Objectivity George Holland Sabine 1941
Empiricism and Natural Knowledge James B. Pratt 1940
Politics and Morals in Spinoza Sterling Power Lamprecht 1938
Politics and Morals in Spinoza David W. Prall 1938
Limits of Cognition and Exigencies of Action Heinrich Gomperz 1937
Knowledge and Self-Consciousness Henry W. Stuart 1936
An Approach to a Theory of Nature Frederick J. E. Woodbridge 1935
Perspective and Contact in the Meaning Situation G. Watts Cunningham 1934
Theory and Practice F. C. S. Schiller 1933
The Uniqueness of Man Walter Goodnow Everett 1932
Thought and Context John Dewey 1931
Recent Ethical Theories James H. Tufts 1930
Untitled Robert Mark Wenley 1929
Space and Time Evander Bradley McGilvary 1927
The Pragmatic Element in Knowledge Clarence Irving Lewis 1926
A Modernist View of National Ideals Ralph Barton Perry 1925
Time and the Fourth Dimension William Pepperell Montague 1925
The Discontinuities of Evolution Arthur Oncken Lovejoy 1923
Realism and Mysticism William Ernest Hocking 1922
Intuition and Idealism William Ernest Hocking 1922
Naturalism and the Belief in Purpose William Ernest Hocking 1922

Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul

“In 1928, Miss Edith Zweybruck established the Foerster Lectureship to honor the memory of her sister Agnes A. Foerster and her brother-in-law Constantine E. A. Foerster. Miss Zweybruck requested that lectures be given “on the immortality of the soul or other kindred subjects. Such lecture is not to form a part of the regular college course and shall be delivered by some person especially qualified therefore and especially appointed for the purpose.” Oliver Sacks, Thomas S. Kuhn, Aldous Huxley, and Paul Tillich have delivered Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul.”

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." -- Socrates as quoted by Plato in "Phaedo"

A Neanderthal Perspective on Human Origins Svante Pääbo 2014
Considering Dogs Alexandra Horowitz 2013
The Quest for Heaven is Local: How Spiritual Experience is Shaped by Social Life Tanya Luhrmann 2013
Happiness and Ultimate Good Peter Singer 2012
A Passion for Waiting: Messianism, History, and the Jews Leon Wieseltier 2012
From Salvation to Spirituality Susumu Shimazono 2010
Explaining Transformation: Material Miracles and Their Theorists in the Later Middle Ages Carolyn Walker Bynum 2009
Thinking about Religion, Belief, and Politics Talal Asad 2008
God’s Problem and Human Solutions: How the Bible Explains Suffering Bart Ehrman 2008
Equal Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams and the Roots of a Constitutional Tradition Martha Nussbaum 2006
The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach Christof Koch 2006
Being No One: Consciousness, the Phenomenal Self, and the First-Person Perspective Thomas Metzinger 2004
The Soul of Brutes: A Sixteenth Century Debate Carlo Ginzburg 2004
Trobriand Rebirth and the Fate of the Soul: An Old Debate Revisited Gananath Obeyesekere 2003
The Hope of Heaven: A Spiritual Universe Robert Merrihew Adams 2002
Body and Soul in Plato and Descartes Sarah Broadie 2000
Composing Life after Death Jonathan Harvey 1998
The Place of Consciousness Robert Nozick 1998
Virtue, Deed and Word – Confucian Paths to Immortality Tu Weiming 1996
Awakenings Revisited Oliver Sacks 1994
Sacrifice, Surplus and the Soul Romila Thapar 1992
Heaven Is No Holiday – Eternal Life in the View of the Sufis and of Muhammad Iqbal Annemarie Schimmel 1991
Physical Theory, Brain Theory, Theories of Everything Gerald Edelman 1989
Christian Platonism Henry Chadwick 1987
How to Become Immortal without Really Trying: Taoism and the Nature of Ritual Kristofer M. Schipper 1985
Ancient Near Eastern Concepts of Life after Death: A Background of the Judeo-Christian Tradition Wilfred Lambert 1984
The Immortality of the Soul Among North American Indians Ake Hultkranz 1983
Former Lives, or the Man Who Met the People in His Dream Wendy O’Flaherty 1982
Personality Post-Mortem: Psychological States Attributed to the Deceased George Devereux 1981
Mortal Neurons, Immortal Monads Jerome Y. Lettvin 1979
The Spirituality of Man’s Nature Elizabeth Anscombe 1979
The Soul and the Land of the Dead: South Asian Views Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf 1978
Ancient Egyptian Ideas on the Reunion of Soul and Body Erik Hornung 1978
Does Knowledge Grow? Thomas S. Kuhn 1976
Reflections on Science and Human Rationality Stefan Amerdamski 1976
Space as an Image of Time Rudolf Arnheim 1975
Computers and the Mind Seymour Papert 1973
The Makropoulos Case Bernard A. Williams 1972
Participatory Evolution, the Drive of Creation Charles Birch 1971
The Biology of Dreaming as an Approach to the Mind Michel Jouvet 1969
The Brain and the Soul Sir John C. Eccles 1969
Eternal Life and Social Action Now James A. Pike 1963
Mind Fossils, Human Culture, and Eternity Loren C. Eiseley 1962
The Meaning of Resurrection Jacques Courvoisier 1961
Matter, Mind, and the Question of Survival Aldous Huxley 1960
Symbols of Eternal Life Paul J. Tillich, 1960
Platonic Trends in Christian Thought and Mysticism Paul Henry 1956
Immortality H. J. Paton 1955
Human Personality and the Possibility of Its Survival C. D. Broad 1954
The Teaching of Immortality in Buddhism G. P. Malalasekera 1953
Pantheism and Personal Immortality Radoslav A. Tsanoff 1951
The Hindu View of Eternal Life T. M. P. Mahadevan 1949
Is a Future Life Possible? Curt John Ducasse 1947
Immortality and Fulfillment Edward Lambe Parsons 1945
Imagination and Immortality Arthur Cushman McGiffert 1944
The Human Soul and the Cosmic Mind William Pepperell Montague 1943
Immortality: The Relativity of Death William Ernest Hocking 1942
Earliest Traces of the Belief in Our Civilization Axel W. Persson 1941
The Immortality of the Soul in Greek Religion and Philosophy Martin P. Nilsson 1940
The Belief in Immortality and the Triumph of Christianity Henri Grégoire 1938
The Spiritual Character of Man and Its Relation to the Philosophy of Politics Fulton J. Sheen 1938
The Hope of Immortality Douglas Clyde McIntosh 1937
The Experience of Immortality Harold E. B. Speight 1936
The Premises of Our Faith in Immortality Willard Learoy Sperry 1935
The Life of the Spirit Walter Goodnow Everett 1934
The Meaning of Death Ralph Barton Perry 1933

Eternity and a Day ~ Sonsuzluk ve Bir Gün

Eternity and a Day is a film directed by Theo Angelopoulos back in 1998… It is a story of love, regret, memory, light and darkness, hope and despair and ultimately, life and death. It is about death and new life, about a dying man who gives his life to save a child all others regard as useless, about captivity and redemption, about hope in tomorrow, faith in the future, and the nature of time and eternity…

At the end of the film, the dying Alexandre imagines he has met Anna once again, and he asks her: “One day I had asked you Anna, how long does the future last?” Anna answers: “An eternity and a day Alexandre, an eternity and a day…” She then disappears, and Alexandre is left alone, facing the sea and his eventual demise…

Ijahman Levi ~ Jah Heavy Load

Lectures Given at the Launch of Howard Caygill’s latest book “On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance” (Audio)

Event Date: 8 November 2013
Lecture Theatre E002,
Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

The London Graduate School and CRMEP in association with Art & Philosophy @ Central Saint Martins present:

A Symposium on Resistance


Launch of Howard Caygill’s latest book “On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance

The London Graduate School and CRMEP in association with Art & Philosophy @ Central Saint Martins present a Symposium on Resistance with Jacqueline RosePeter HallwardCostas DouzinasMichael Dillon and Howard Caygill.

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English, Queen Mary College, University of London and author of The Last Resistance

Peter Hallward  is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment 

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London and author of Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe

Michael Dillon is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Lancaster University and author (with J. Reid) of The Liberal Way of War: Killing to Make Life Live

Howard Caygill is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance

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Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English, Queen Mary College, University of London and author of The Last Resistance

Peter Hallward  is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment 

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London and author of Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe

Michael Dillon is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Lancaster University and author (with J. Reid) of The Liberal Way of War: Killing to Make Life Live

Howard Caygill is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance

– See more here

The symposium will debate the possibilities and limits of a politics of resistance, its ambivalent relationship to the project of revolutionary emancipation, its proximity to violence and its strategic and tactical potentials.

About the Speakers:

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English, Queen Mary College, University of London and author of The Last Resistance

Peter Hallward  is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London and author of Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe

Michael Dillon is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Lancaster University and author (with J. Reid) of The Liberal Way of War: Killing to Make Life Live

Howard Caygill is Professor of Philosophy at CRMEP Kingston University and author of On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance

Following the symposium, Howard Caygill’s latest book will be launched.

Welcome by Christopher Kul-Want (CSM):


Introduction by Howard Caygill:


Peter Hallward:


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Michael Dillon:


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Jacqueline Rose:


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Costas Douzinas:


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Audience Questions:


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The Code (Video)

Carl Jung

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Michael Meade Maurizio Benazzo Jacob Needleman Rollo May Gurdjieff Movie Jiddu Krishnamurti Charles Bukowski Karl Menninger Vernon Howard Meaning of Life Movie Erich Fromm Geert Hofstede Edward Griffin Milton Friedman Aeon Skoble George Carlin Fountainhead the movie Isaac Assimov


A Destiny – Hans Zimmer Fate – Thomas Newman The Immortals – Brand X music Mescaline – Abel Korzeniowski A Blind Eye – Thomas Newman Opera – Emmanuel Santamorrana Purple requiem – Nathaniel Mechaly 905 – Brand X music The Truth – Audiomachine There’ll Be Some Changes Made – CRK Burzum – Illa Tidandi Fra Upphafi – Olafur Arnalds They Called it – Alan Sylvestri Up Close – Mark Isham Metropolitain – Emmanuel Santamorrana


Albert Einstein Anton Chekhov Kenneth Tynan Sigmund Freud Carl Jung Friedrich Nietzsche William Barrett Arthur Schopenbauer

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” — Ayn Rand

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” — José Martí

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” — Confucius

“Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.” — C.G. Jung

“…anyone who attempts to do both, to adjust to his group and at the same time pursue his individual goal, becomes neurotic.” — C.G. Jung

“God enters by a private door into every individual.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” — Ram Dass

“An individual chooses and makes himself.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

Oscar Wilde “My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. ” — Oscar Wilde

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. “One word of truth outweighs the world.” — Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

“No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.” — Pythagoras

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Monad XIV / XV / XVI – Lakker / Plaster / Rrose

Plaster – Quasar [Stroboscopic Artefacts SAM015]

Ray Brassier on the future and what it means to orient oneself toward it (video)

Raymond Brassier
Universities & Education Event
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:00pm EDT — Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
Raymond Brassier is a philosopher and a translator of Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux. Author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction and a participant in the original “Speculative Realism” conference, he will discuss what the future is and what it means to orient oneself toward it. Click here for the video.

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Slavoj Žižek: The Empowerment of the Right and the Dissolution of the Left (Video)

“Slavoj Zizek was one of the speakers at the The empowerment of the Right, the dissolution of the Left event. The public sector is facing severe economy measures. The budgets for culture, education and health care are being cut. The measures are implemented by the political right. The political left, in this period of turmoil, does not seem to be able or willing to meet force with force and turn the tide. Has the left become unsettled? Does the binary division between left and right still apply to read the current political developments and state of flux? Can the left reinvent itself and find an answer to the spreading attitude of rigidity and xenophobia?” ~ via 

Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Audio)

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy


Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts
2011–2013 (AHRC 914469)

Workshop 2

Case Studies 1 – Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia

This two-day Workshop will examine the transdisciplinary dynamics and modes of concept construction of two now-classic transdisciplinary texts from the mid–late twentieth century, one from each of the German and French traditions: Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944; 1947) and Deleuze & Guattari’s two-volume Capitalism and Schizophenia (1972 & 1980). Written at strongly contrasting moments in European history – in the wake of fascism and of May 68, respectively – these two texts are in many ways emblematic of the national philosophical traditions from which they emerged: the one dialectical, the other anti-dialectical. Yet they are also texts that are profoundly ‘infected’ by their philosophical others – various early 20th-century anthropologies in particular – in their constructions of histories of the subject and the subject-function. And they share certain general methodological features in common: programmatic anti-systematicity and the writing practice of dual authorship, for example. They have also both been subjected to an increasingly global reception.

The Workshop aims to concentrate on the mechanisms and modes of generality/universality involved in the disciplinary dynamics of the two texts (their ‘models’ of transdisciplinarity); to consider the limitations associated with their historical formations; and to identify the continuing productivity of their afterlives, associated with their insertion into new geo-political contexts.

Day 1:
Anti-systematic Systematicity: Negative Anthropology and Dual Authorship in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment

Welcome by Philippe Lane (Attaché for Higher Education) .


Introduction: Peter Osborne (CRMEP, Kingston University)


Ackbar Abbas (Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine) – Adorno and the Weather: Critical Theory in an Era of Climate Change

Nancy S. Love (Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University, NC) – ‘Why Do the Sirens Sing?’ Collaborating, Configuring and Categorizing with Dialectic of Enlightenment

Marc Berdet (Sociology, University of Paris 1) – Institute of Social Research versus College of Sociology: An Anthropological Dispute

Esther Leslie (English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London) – Transdisciplinary Reflexes, Trans-species Reflexes

Howard Caygill (CRMEP, KIngston University) – Response to Berdet and Leslie



Day 2: 
Transversality: Experimentation and Dual Authorship in Deleuze & Guattari’s Capitalism and Schizophenia

Introduction: Éric Alliez (CRMEP, Kingston/Philosophy, University of Paris VIII)



Dorothea Olkowski (Philosophy & Women’s Studies, University of Colorado) – Deleuze and Guattari: Capitalism and Sovereign Freedom

Stephan Nadaud (l’hôpital de Ville-Évrard, Seine-Saint-Denis) – Is the Collective Assemblage of Enunciation Humanly Possible?

Patricia Pisters (Philosophy, University of Amsterdam) – “With Full Reciprocity”: Transdisciplinary War Machines

Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, Universiy of London) – Credit and Critique

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Ken McMullen – Immortality and Cinema (Audio)


Professor Ken McMullen(LCC) – Immortality and Cinema

Ken McMullen is an award-winning film director and artist living currently in London. His feature films are distributed worldwide, his documentaries broadcast extensively and his art works exhibited in leading contemporary art galleries in Europe, The United States and the Far East. McMullen’s films are grounded in philosophy, history, psychoanalysis and literature. McMullen’s exhibition Signatures of the Invisible brought together artists and scientists working at CERN, the European particle physics facility near Geneva. His other work includes filming conversations with leading physicists at Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre, which he describes as “making a diary of the transition in human culture” because he believes physics is arriving at another shifting point. His latest work Arrows of Time is a radical new form of cinema consisting of 40 interchangeable elements that deal with literature, philosophy, and contemporary physics. These elements are combined in a different order for each showing. This work premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco in April 2007.

Introduction by Professor John Mullarkey (Kingston) .

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Lumin de Lumine (2001)




An Organization of Dreams (2009)




Audio from Zizek’s Lecture – Cardiff 3rd March (via MarxLacanZizek)

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Moby Dick, Existentialism, Stoicism – Herman Melville (Hubert Dreyfus lecture)

Absolutely Postcolonial: The Empire Strikes Back – #LondonRiots in Videos

Bam Bam Breaks Mix (A tribute to London Riots)