Derrida’s Elsewhere [Documentary, 1999]

D'ailleurs, Derrida | A film by Safaa Fathy | English Subtitles | "An exploration of the man and his ideas, DERRIDA'S ELSEWHERE investigates the parallels between the personal life and the life work of arguably the most important philosopher of the 20th Century, Jacques Derrida. We follow Derrida around his home, office, in the classroom … Continue reading Derrida’s Elsewhere [Documentary, 1999]

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‘The True Life’ by Alain Badiou (PDF)

“A true house is something you can return to when the adventure of thought and action has made you leave it and almost forget about it. A house you stay in forever is just a voluntary prison. When something important happens in life it is always like a departure, an uprooting, directed toward whatever the true life is for you. Anabasis is the idea that you’re disoriented but that you’ll move toward yourself, find your true self within this disorientation and this departure, and, together with all humanity, create the stages of an egalitarian symbolization.”

~ Alain Badiou, The True Life, p.46

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I’m 79 years old. So why on earth should I concern myself with speaking about youth?‘ This is the question with which renowned French philosopher Alain Badiou begins his passionate plea to the young.

Today young people, at least in the West, are on the brink of a new world. With the decline of old traditions, they now face more choices than ever before. Yet powerful forces are pushing them in dangerous directions, into the vortex of consumerism or into reactive forms of traditionalism. This is a time when young people must be particularly attentive to the signs of the new and have the courage to venture forth and find out what they’re capable of, without being constrained by the old prejudices and hierarchical ideas of the past. And if the aim of philosophy is to corrupt youth, as Socrates was accused of doing, this can mean…

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Actualité Concernant le Philosophe Michel Henry (Bibliographie, Informations, Articles)

LA GAZETTE D’ALIAHOVA « EN TOUT, HENRYEN! » N. 100, DÉCEMBRE 2018 1 DÉCEMBRE 2018 Rédigé par Roland Vaschalde et publié depuis Overblog Ces quelques chiffres en guise de bilan (provisoire) de l’existence de la Gazette d’Aliahova, dont la diffusion commença sous forme d’envoi par mails en 2010 avant de prendre sa forme actuelle de … Continue reading Actualité Concernant le Philosophe Michel Henry (Bibliographie, Informations, Articles)

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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Postnihilistic Speculations: The Ontology of Non-Being (Audio/Video Essay)

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 … Continue reading Postnihilistic Speculations: The Ontology of Non-Being (Audio/Video Essay)