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 →

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

Philosophy Beyond Nihilism

| Listen to Article Here | PDF | YouTube | Why has there never been a noumenology but ever a phenomenology within the philosophical field, and what if this doesn't mean that there never will be one? There is indeed a spectre haunting our world, as Karl Marx has once put it... It's the spectre... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek delivers “Hegel in a Wired Brain”

Lecture delivered during #Zizek's visit to Film and Television Studies Program at The University of Vermont on April 16, 2019... You might enjoy this talk more if you've watched the Black Mirror series which we cannot recommend highly enough... It includes passages from Zizek's forthcoming book provisionally entitled Hegel in a Wired Brain...

Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter, and Thought in Henry, Deleuze, and Badiou (Audio Essay)

Full Text by Cengiz Erdem Here

Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü: Kitab-ı Nihil ve Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Zamanın uçurumundan ve ötesindeki karanlıktan başka ne görüyorsunuz? - William Shakespeare Kanlı bir yumurta sarısı. Bir çarşafa yayılan yanmış bir delik. Herkesi açmakla tehdit eden öfkeli bir gül. - May Svvenson Dipsiz bir uçurumun içine baktığınız zaman, o da sizin içinize bakar. - Friedrich Nietzsche Baktıkça bakıyorsunuz kendinize, Yetişir! Bu da hiç konuşmayan adam yapıyor... Continue Reading →

The Time of Trauma and the Immanence of Eternity (Audio Essay)

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

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 sublimity would suit the needs of one better when it comes to sublating depression...... 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 →

Cinema and Psychoanalysis (Audio Essay)

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Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to... Continue Reading →

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 Žižek on the Mask and the Real Face (Video + Text)

"Our public face isn't our mask, our private inner truth is the real mask..." "Our inner truth is the lie we construct to be able to live with the misery of our actual lives..." "When the Mask - the dead object - comes alive by way of taking possession of us, its hold on us... Continue Reading →

Ebediyet Edebiyatından Aşkın Ölümsüz Öznesine Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

2007 yılında Pier Paolo Pasolini üzerine verdiği Yıkım, Olumsuzlama, Çıkarma (Destruction, Negation, Subtraction) adlı bir seminerde direnmenin, isyan etmenin elbette ki en doğal hak olduğunu söyleyen, fakat direnişin farklı formlarda tezahür eden bir yapıya sahip olması sebebiyle dikkat edilmesi gereken bazı hususlar bulunduğunun da altını çizen Alain Badiou‘nun amacı, olumsuzlamanın değil, olumlamanın önce geldiği bir... 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

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[1] and Hume[2] he aimed at situating the subject within the limits of what can be known by rational human beings. The Kantian subject... Continue Reading →

The Three Modalities of Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

| Download as PDF || Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Amy (English – GB) 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... Continue Reading →

Being, Non-Being and Becoming Non-Identical of the Subject as ∅

If the one is not, nothing is. ~ Parmenides In a recent article citing my Postnihilistic Speculations on That Which Is Not: A Thought-World According to an Ontology of Non-Being, the giant of philosophical blogosphere and my fellow para-academic colleague S.C. Hickman has succintly outlined the roots of contemporary ontology. Drawing upon Parmenides, Plato, Meillassoux, Žižek and... Continue Reading →

The Future History of a Non-Reductive Philosophical Agenda

Situating Neuroscience in the Context of Transcendental Realism/Materialism and Non-Reductive Naturalism Inferential Rationality The question I had in mind as I was in search of funding for a research project that would enable me to write “a book comparing the ontological and the epistemological modes of being and thinking in and through which the subject... Continue Reading →

Postnihilistic Speculations on That Which Is Not: A Thought-World According to an Ontology of Non-Being

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 trapped within the dream... Continue Reading →

Diyalektiğin Limitleri ve Fenomenler Dünyasının Ötesi: Olmayan’ın Gölgesinde Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Namevcudiyetin Ontolojisi Güneş her gün yeni...  ~ Heraklitus Kitab-ı Nihil ve Post-Nihilistik Spekülasyonlar gündoğumları ve günbatımları boyunca yazılıp nihayete erdikten ve neticede Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü adını taşıyan tek bir kitaba dönüştükten çok kısa bir süre sonra, sözünü ettiğimiz bu kitaba aynı zamanda hem bir önsöz hem de bir sonsöz niteliği taşıması niyetiyle kaleme alınan bu yazı, Alain Badiou, Michel Henry, Gilles Deleuze ve François... Continue Reading →

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