The Coronavirus Challenge of Pandemic Capitalism and the Failure of Medical Industrial Complex

02.04.2020 LEIGH PHILLIPS The Free Market Isn’t Up to the Coronavirus Challenge If it’s not profitable for pharmaceutical companies to produce a cure, they won't produce a cure. We cannot win the fight against coronaviruses and future infectious diseases unless we properly fund a public sector that values public health over profit.   03.13.2020 LUKE... Continue Reading →

From Hegel to Nietzsche: The Revolution in the Nineteenth Century Thought by Karl Löwith

As part of our mission to provide humanity with free educational services, we hereby present to you this marvelous book—a groundbreaking achievement in the study of history of philosophy indeed—with a glee which we can hardly contain to say the least... Beginning with an examination of the relationship between Hegel and Goethe, Löwith discusses how... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Zizek: Sex and the Failed Absolute [Audio | Video]

"In his new book entitled "Sex and the Failed Absolute" #SlavojZizek returns to his philosophical roots and addresses the very basic question: how is reality structured so that something like human subjectivity can arise in it? His paradoxical answer is that for humans sexual difference offers the privileged access to the #Absolute, and he grounds... Continue Reading →

The Unhappy Consciousness, or, Stoics and Sceptics Locked in Klein’s Projection-Introjection Mechanism (Audio)

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Philosophy Beyond Nihilism

| Listen to Article Here | PDF | YouTube | Why has there never been a noumenology but ever a phenomenology within the philosophical field, and what if this doesn't mean that there never will be one? There is indeed a spectre haunting our world, as Karl Marx has once put it... It's the spectre... Continue Reading →

Alain Badiou: Capitalism is the Sole Culprit of the Destructive Exploitation of Nature

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It has become common today to announce, for various reasons, the end of the human species as we know it. In the typically messianic direction that a certain ecology proceeds, the predatory excesses of this bad animal that is the human will soon lead to the end of the living world. In the direction of the technological surge, we are promised, pell-mell, the robotization of all work, sumptuous digitization, automatic art, the plasticized killer, and the perils of superhuman intelligence.

As a result, threatening categories, such as transhumanism and the posthuman, rise to the surface; or, symmetrically, a return to animalism – depending on whether one prophesies on the basis of technical creation or laments on the basis of the attacks on Mother Nature. I hold all these prophecies as so many ideological rattles intended to obscure the real danger to which humanity is exposed today, namely the impasse into…

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Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to... Continue Reading →

Badiou: Down with Death!

Alain Badiou Let’s start from the notion of nihilism. What does it mean? Nihilism is a figuration, a diagnostic on the state of the world and of thought, which established itself in the nineteenth century (we could argue that in a certain sense the first nihilist philosophy was Schopenhauer’s) on the ruins of the old... Continue Reading →

The Three Modalities of Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

| Download PDF | Click Here to Listen | Voice: Amy (English – UK) Abstract In this essay I attempt to explicate the sense in which Michel Henry’s reductive phenomenology rendering Life as affectivity resonates with Alain Badiou’s subtractive ontology rendering the subject as eternity in time. I claim that these two modes of subjectivity are... Continue Reading →

Hermetico-Promethean Postnihilism

  To begin at the beginning we shall say that philosophy is the dialectical process of truth in time, it is an infinite questioning of that which is known, a continuity in change of the unknown, a practice of situating eternity in time. Without a relation to the requirements of one's own time philosophy may... Continue Reading →

Altering the Supposedly Predestined Future

The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. ~ Karl Marx We live on the cusp of things, an age when the human Anthroposcene is giving way to the inhuman. Nature no longer exists. We’re all artificial now. The engine of inhumanism is eating reality alive so... Continue Reading →

Postnihilistic Speculations on That Which Is Not: A Thought-World According to an Ontology of Non-Being

When everything appears similar, nothing really is... ~ Alain Badiou Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away...  ~ Philip K. Dick It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism... ~ Fredric Jameson If you are trapped within the dream... Continue Reading →

Is Everyman an Island?

Islands are either from before or after humankind.[1]  ~ Gilles Deleuze  William Golding’s Lord of The Flies is an allegory of the death-drive inherent in human nature. It is a reversal of Ballantyne’s The Coral Island. In direct opposition to The Coral Island in which three young men establish the British culture on an island after their ship sinks in... Continue Reading →

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