“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 … Continue reading Yaratıcı Yazarlık ve Felsefe Söyleşisi (Video)
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
1. Yazının Felsefesi / İyi Yazarlar Neden İyi Yazarlar? (Edgar Allan Poe) 2. Ernest Hemingway - Yazmak Üzerine 3. Yazma Sanatı (Stephen King) 4. Danell Jones -Virginia Woolf'tan Yazarlık Dersleri 5. Yaratıcı Yazarlık (Stephen May) 6. Demek Yazar Olmak İstiyorsun (Giuseppe Culicchia) 7. İyi Yazmak Üzerine (William Zinsser) 8. Edebiyat Nedir (Jean-Paul Sartre) 9. Salih … Continue reading Yaratıcı Yazarlık Kitapları
“It is easier, someone once said, to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism: and with that the idea of a revolution overthrowing capitalism seems to have vanished.” ~ Fredric Jameson, An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army. “Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of … Continue reading Hyperstition: Altering the Supposedly Predestined Future, or, Utopia as Method, Structure, and Process
Between a contemporary philosophy of contemporary art and an art contemporary with contemporary philosophy… ~ Urbanomic Sunday, October 29, 2017 University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002 Alain Badiou will discuss the new works presented in Jean-Luc Moulène’s Hole, Bubble, Bump. exhibition in preparation of the text he will be writing on the … Continue reading Jean-Luc Moulène in conversation with Alain Badiou and Reza Negarestani (Video)
This conversation took place during the development of Florian Hecker’s piece Speculative Solution, an Urbanomic commission that explored Quentin Meillassoux’s concept of ‘Hyperchaos’
Chez Meillassoux, Paris, 22 July 2010.
florian hecker: I’m very interested in this notion of surprise and sudden change in sound; so that one state of something could change into something totally different at times during the piece, and there would be no apparent connection from the process that manifests one sonic structure to the next one. When Robin pointed out your book [After Finitude1] to me, at the time I was working on Acid in the Style of David Tudor, which had this very direct, maybe literal, idea of a quasi-sonification of chaotic equations as the source of sound. However, many pieces I have been working on don’t have such a literal relation of using nonlinear functions to synthesize certain…
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New Media in the Creative Arts investigates and presents current digital technologies and explores a variety of venues through which ideas can be mediated. Our aim is to understand how media and content can be employed from an artist’s perspective, and stress the role digital tools play in creating artwork. Emphasis is placed on employing computers and … Continue reading New Media in the Creative Arts
Date: 12 February 2010 Mark Fisher – Nubureaucracy and Capitalist Realism "Neoliberalism presents itself as the enemy of bureaucracy, the destroyer of the nanny state and the eliminator of red tape. Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism(Zer0 books, 2009) argues that, contrary to this widely accepted story, bureaucracy has proliferated under neoliberalism. Far from decreasing, bureaucracy has … Continue reading Mark Fisher – Nubureaucracy and Capitalist Realism
Kant’s initial project was to explicate the difference between “knowing-what” (pure reason) and “knowing-how” (practical reason) in the way of laying the foundations of a scientific metaphysics. Counter to Descartes and Hume he aimed at situating the subject within the limits of what can be known by rational human beings. The Kantian subject is embodied, … Continue reading A Brief Note on Kant
My aim in carrying out this research project is to revise and update the contemporary conceptualizations of what it means to be just. I will initially analyse the status of justice in relation to normativity and temporality, especially focusing on how it furthers our understanding of the concept of justice to situate it in the … Continue reading Justice, Normativity, Temporality
The Spirit shows itself as so impoverished that, like a wanderer in the desert craving for a mere mouthful of water, it seems to crave for its refreshment only the bare feeling of the divine in general. By looking at the little which now satisfies Spirit, we can measure the extent of its loss. ~ … Continue reading Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures
Inferential Rationality Kant’s initial project was to explicate the difference between “knowing-what” (pure reason) and “knowing-how” (practical reason) in the way of laying the foundations of a scientific metaphysics. Counter to Descartes and Hume he aimed at situating the subject within the limits of what can be known by rational human beings. The Kantian subject … Continue reading Kantian Reflections on Science, Metaphysics, and the Future of Time: Situating Kant’s Spatio-Temporal Modalities of Being and Thought in Contemporary Philosophy and Neuroscience
At 79 years of age the philosopher Alain Badiou surveys the youth: the youth whom liberalism has left without a compass, the youth tempted by Daesh, and so, too, his own youth, marked by communism, to which he remains faithful. Interview by Juliette Cerf for Télérama. Translation by David Broder
Faithful at whatever cost to the Maoist ideals of his youth, applauded by some and jeered by others, this politically-committed philosopher is the author of a multi-faceted oeuvre that has been translated worldwide. It ranges from metaphysical tomes based on mathematics like Being and Event and Logics of Worlds — soon to be followed by a third volume, L’Immanence des vérités — to a series of political interventions named Circonstances, via plays for the stage, seminars on the great thinkers of the philosophical tradition, books for the wider public…
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The Storyteller: Tales Out of Loneliness gathers for the first time the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin. Each text in the book is accompanied by a Paul Klee illustration. Below, Stuart Jeffries examines the meaning that Klee’s Angelus Novus held for Benjamin.
To celebrate the book’s publication, The Storyteller is for sale at 40% off until Monday, August 8.
In 1921, Walter Benjamin bought Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus
What was so marvellous to Benjamin about this goofy, eternally hovering angel with hair that looks like paper scrolls, aerodynamically hopeless wings and googly if rather melancholy eyes? “This,” he wrote in one of his greatest essays, “is how one pictures the angel of history.”
The German-Jewish philosopher and critic hung Angelus Novus in every apartment he lived in, not quite as a guardian angel but a suggestive presence that would…
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Prometheanism is an ‘-ism’ derived from its namesake the Titan Prometheus who stole fire from the Gods of Greek mythology and taught humans how to make their own tools. Prometheus’s name means ‘forethought’, his Titan brother was Epimetheus meaning ‘afterthought’, Prometheus’s course was driven by his brother’s erratic actions when they were both given the … Continue reading Prometheanism 2.0 – Introduction by Bassam El Baroni
Yazar: Kürşat Saygılı / 28 Mart, 2016 / Eleştiriler / Sinema Yazıları Slavoj Zizek; Walter Benjamin’den aldığı argümanla “teorik açıdan verimli ve yıkıcı bir işlem olarak bir kültürün en yüksek tinsel ürünlerini, aynı kültürün sıradan, bayağı, dünyevi ürünleriyle birlikte okumayı”  deneyerek popüler kültür metinlerini Hegel, Kant, Marx, Freud ve Lacan gibi filozofların teori ve kavramları ile açıklamaya çalışır. Zizek’e göre sinema ideolojinin operasyonlarını tahlil … Continue reading Sinemaya Yamuk Bakmak: Zizek Bize Ne Anlatmaya Çalışıyor?
A new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams... "Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifest0 for life after capitalism. Against … Continue reading Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
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 Badiou: Down with Death!
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 the two modalities of the Real manifesting itself as quality (Henry’s patheme) and … Continue reading Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou