Alain Badiou on the COVID-19 Pandemic

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From the start, I thought that the current situation, characterised by a viral pandemic, was not particularly exceptional. From the (viral) pandemic of AIDS, and passing through the avian flu, the Ebola virus, and the SARS 1 virus – not to mention several flus, the appearance of strains of tuberculosis that antibiotics can no longer cure, or even the return of measles – we know that the world market, combined with the existence of vast under-medicalised zones and the lack of global discipline when it comes to the necessary vaccinations, inevitably produces serious and devastating epidemics (in the case of AIDS, several million deaths). Besides the fact that the current pandemic situation is having a huge impact on the rather comfortable so-called Western world – a fact in itself devoid of any novel significance, eliciting instead dubious laments and revolting idiocies on social media – I didn’t see why, beyond…

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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 →

Theodor Adorno: Ontology and Dialectics

DOWNLOAD “Adorno’s lectures on ontology and dialectics from 1960-61 comprise his most sustained and systematic analysis of Heidegger’s philosophy. They also represent a continuation of a project that Adorno shared with Walter Benjamin – ‘to annihilate Heidegger’. Following the publication of Heidegger’s magnum opus, Being and Time,and long before his notorious endorsement of Nazism at... 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 →

Collected eBook Library of Slavoj Žižek

1989, The Sublime Object of Ideology 1991, For They Know Not What They Do 1991, Looking Awry 1992, Enjoy Your Symptom! 1993, Tarrying With the Negative 1994, The Metastases of Enjoyment 1995, Mapping Ideology 1996, The Indivisible Remainder 1997, The Abyss of Freedom 1997, The Plague of Fantasies 1999, The Ticklish Subject 2000, The Art... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek: Alienated to the Core and Loving It [Video]

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VALIS by Philip K. Dick [AudioBook]   High-Rise by J.G. Ballard   Slavoj Zizek Retroactively Reading Signs From the Future     Vem Kan Segla Förutan Vind [Who Can Sail Without the Wind] ~ Kira Skov & DR PigeKoret   Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression   Slavoj Žižek:... Continue Reading →

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Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5tpQp6sT4 | SRF Sternstunde Philosophie | Published on Jan 18, 2019 | Slavoj Žižek: Down with ideology! "He is considered philosophy's enfant terrible, provokes those on the right and on the left and analyses events from the perspective of Marx and Hegel. Above all, Slavoj Zizek is hip, and has been for decades. The eloquent... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression [Video]

Slavoj Žižek weighs in on the Future of Marx's Analysis of Capitalism and the Causes of Depression in Our Perilous Times. Same shit, different day; Žižek has found the way out, though, and it's hysteria. That said, I would rather say hysterical sublimation would suit the needs of one better when it comes to transcending... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek’s Full Lecture and Debate on God and Capitalism at Oxford Union [Nov 9, 2018]

"A Hegelian philosopher and leading figure on the academic left, Žižek is the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books. His critical analysis of popular culture has gained him international recognition, and he has been called the ‘Elvis of cultural theory.’ His most recent book, Like A... 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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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 →

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 →

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