Gilles Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control (Video)

 "Could it be that Deleuze's most lasting legacy will lie in his "Postscript on Control Societies," a mere 2,300 word essay from 1990? Such a strange little text, it bears not the same Deleuzean voice so familiar from his other writings. Cynics will grumble it falls short of the great books of '68-'69 or the … Continue reading Gilles Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control (Video)

Slavoj Zizek on Freedom, Unfreedom, the Possible and the Impossible (Video)

"This logic of death-drive repetition as a matter of surface, deployed by Deleuze in his Difference and Repetition, is to be opposed to the Bataillean notion of violent transgression as the act of tearing-apart the cobweb of appearances and forcing one’s way into the raw heart of the Real, of its palpitating flesh. Recall the … Continue reading Slavoj Zizek on Freedom, Unfreedom, the Possible and the Impossible (Video)

Yaratıcı Yazarlık ve Felsefe Söyleşisi (Video)

“Edebiyat, insanın yaşamadıklarını da yazabilmesidir...” "Amaç edebiyat dünyasına nitelikli eserler kazandırmak. Bunu yaparken de  edebiyatın kişisel tecrübeleri kaleme almaktan öte, insanın yaşamadıklarını da yazabilmesini mümkün kıldığını özellikle akılda tutmak lâzım...” Cengiz Erdem Kıbrıslı bir yazar ama onu başkalarından farklı kılan yanı, içinde yaşattığı felsefi dürtü ile kaleme aldığı kitapları… Sohbetimizde söylediği ‘herkesin önünde soyunmak gibidir … Continue reading Yaratıcı Yazarlık ve Felsefe Söyleşisi (Video)

The Immanence of Truths – Alain Badiou

  THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS is Alain Badiou's forthcoming sequel to Being and Event, and Logics of Worlds... Here is Terence Blake's translation of the book's contents page shared by François Nicolas... General Introduction Speculative Strategy Immanence, finitude, infinity The absolute ontological referent The two possible readings of this book Prologue. Formal Presentation of the absolute … Continue reading The Immanence of Truths – Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou: What is Called a Failure?

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The mid-1970s saw the begin­nings of the ebb the ‘red dec­ade’ ushered in by the fourfold cir­cum­stances of national lib­er­a­tion struggles (in Viet­nam and Palestine in par­tic­u­lar), the world­wide stu­dent and youth move­ment (Ger­many, Japan, the USA, Mex­ico . . .), fact­ory revolts (France and Italy) and the Cul­tural Revolu­tion in China. It finds its sub­ject­ive form in a resigned sur­render, in a return to cus­toms — includ­ing elect­oral cus­toms – defer­ence towards the cap­italo-par­lia­ment­arian or ‘West­ern’ order, and the con­vic­tion that to want some­thing bet­ter is to want some­thing worse. It finds its intel­lec­tual form in what, in France, acquired the very strange name of ‘the new philo­sophy’. Des­pite the change of name, we have here, almost unchanged, all the argu­ments of the Amer­ican anti-com­mun­ism of the 1950s: social­ist regimes are loath­some des­pot­isms and bloody dic­tat­or­ships. At the level of the state, this social­ist ‘total­it­ari­an­ism’ must be con­tras­ted with…

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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 re-think … Continue reading Revolution of the Present (Full Film)