Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

| Download PDF 1 or PDF 2 [Same text, different appearances] | Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Amy (English - GB) 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. … Continue reading Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

Alain Badiou on Tunisia, riots and revolution (via wrong+arithmetic)

N.B. This is a rough translation of Daniel Fischer’s transcription of the 19 January 2011 session of Alain Badiou’s seminar What does “change the world” mean?. It is not something Badiou has written out. Nevertheless, it gets across his, apparently, impromptu comments on Tunisia, riots and revolution. It appears that Badiou correctly places the riot … Continue reading Alain Badiou on Tunisia, riots and revolution (via wrong+arithmetic)

Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations From Dr. Lawgiverz (2)

When the phone rang restlessly, whatever this means, Dr. Lawgiverz was sipping his dry red wine and smoking his hand rolled Havana cigar as if everything in the world was absolutely normal and nothing extraordinary was in progress concerning the workings of the universe. It wasn’t his wife calling out of love to propose reunion, … Continue reading Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations From Dr. Lawgiverz (2)

Life and Death in a Raving New World (via senselogic) + Being Without Thought: The Unconscious and the Critique of Correlationism (via Complete Lies.)

Life and Death in a Raving New World (excerpt from The Life Death Drives) 1. Freud and Einstein In 1931 the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation invited certain intellectuals to communicate and think about the solutions to the problems facing the world. The First World War was over but the second one was already knocking … Continue reading Life and Death in a Raving New World (via senselogic) + Being Without Thought: The Unconscious and the Critique of Correlationism (via Complete Lies.)

Kudurmuş Yeni Dünyada Yaşam ve Ölüm

1. Freud ve Einstein 1931 yılında Uluslararası Entelektüel İş Birliği Enstitüsü birtakım entelektüelleri dünyayı bekleyen sorunların çözümünü düşünmek ve tartışmak amacıyla bir araya gelmeye davet etti. Birinci Dünya Savaşı sonlanmış ama ikincisi kapıya dayanmak üzereydi. Orta Avrupa’daki gelişmeler yaklaşmakta olan felaketin işaretleriydi. Einstein enstitünün iletişime geçtiği entelektüellerden biriydi ve Freud’u da katılımcı olarak enstitüye öneren … Continue reading Kudurmuş Yeni Dünyada Yaşam ve Ölüm