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

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

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Slavoj Žižek On 9/11: New Yorkers faced the fire in the minds of men

Two Hollywood films mark 9/11's fifth anniversary: Paul Greengrass's United 93 and Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. Both adopt a terse, realistic depiction of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. There is undoubtedly a touch of authenticity to them and most critics have praised their sober styles and avoidance of sensationalism. But it is the touch … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek On 9/11: New Yorkers faced the fire in the minds of men

The Event as Slavoj Zizek puts it

“A tsunami killed more than 200,000 people in Indonesia!” “The people have won! The dictator has run away!” “How is something as beautiful as Beethoven’s last piano sonata even possible?”All these statements refer to what some of us would consider an event . . . An “Event” can refer to a devastating natural disaster or to the latest … Continue reading The Event as Slavoj Zizek puts it

Değişim ve Yaratıcılık Mefhumlarına İlişkin Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

Deleuze'ün tüm felsefesi insanın yaşayabileceklerini çoğaltmaya yönelikti. Buna insan bilincini genişletme çabası da diyebiliriz aslında. Ama Deleuze'ün kendinden öncekilerden farkı, genişleme için öncelikle kasılmak gerektiği yönündeki saptamasından ileri geliyordu. O, Schelling'e dayanan doğa felsefesinin merkezine genleşip-daralan bir madde yerleştirmişti. Böylelikle statik merkez kavramını akışkan bir şeyle doldurarak içten çökertmek suretiyle ortadan kaldırabileceğini düşünüyordu. Beş duyumuzun … Continue reading Değişim ve Yaratıcılık Mefhumlarına İlişkin Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

Karanlıkta Kalmış Bazı Mevzuları Aydınlığa Kavuşturmak Maksadıyla Gerçekleştirdiğimiz Sıradışı Söyleşi

Sevgili Dr. Lawgiverz, ilk sorumuz size, okuyucularımızın cevabını en çok merak ettiği sorulardan biri, Kitab-ı Nihil’i kim yazdı? Siz mi yazdınız, yoksa televizyonların ve daha başka ekran mekanizmalarının bir anda ortadan kalkıp medyanın görsel imge bakımından sonsuz bir beyazlığa gömüldüğünü öngördüğü Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı adlı kitabı yazdıktan sonra bizzat kendisi de ardında yanıtlanmamış sorular … Continue reading Karanlıkta Kalmış Bazı Mevzuları Aydınlığa Kavuşturmak Maksadıyla Gerçekleştirdiğimiz Sıradışı Söyleşi

Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze

Bir Ölüm, İki Hayat Gilles Deleuze’ün felsefesi üzerine kaleme aldığı Theatrum Philosophicum adlı makalesinde, “belki de bir gün yüzyılımız Deleuze’ün yüzyılı diye anılacak,” demekte zerre kadar tereddüt etmeyen Michel Foucault’yu haklı çıkaran o kadar çok sebep var ki, bu sebepleri tek tek sıralamaya kalksak ne ömür yeter herhalde, ne de kâğıt. Lâkin yurdumuzdaki son derece … Continue reading Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze

International Intellectuals Including Butler, Balibar and Zizek Call On The Turkish Government To Desist From Its Repression of Popular Protests

#globalizetheresistance #deterritorialize We deplore the recent crackdown of the Turkish government on its own citizens, the clearly unjustified use of tear gas, acts of force, gas canisters and smoke bombs that have resulted in a vast number of injuries, imperiling the lives of those who seek to exercise their basic freedoms of assembly and protest.  This … Continue reading International Intellectuals Including Butler, Balibar and Zizek Call On The Turkish Government To Desist From Its Repression of Popular Protests

What is called Loving? Where does Love come from?

We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream. ~  Söderberg If you're trapped in the dream of the Other, you're fucked. ~ Deleuze I've actually written two synchronous pieces on this matter, both of which attempt to clarify the issue at stake within a psycho-philosophical context...  Those two articles are … Continue reading What is called Loving? Where does Love come from?

Transendental Materyalizm, Diyalektik ve Plastisite (Johnston, Zizek, Malabou)

Adrian Johnston 2010 yılında Real Objects/Material Subjects adlı felsefi etkinlikte yaptığı Naturalism or Anti-naturalism? No thanks, both are worse: Science, Materialism and Slavoj Zizek adlı konuşmada Zizek’in ontolojisini neden Transendental Materyalizm diye adlandırdığını net bir şekilde ortaya koyar. Johnston’a göre özelde Zizek’in, genel olarak ise transendental materyalizmin amacı cogito gibi bir öznelliğin olumsuzlayıcılığının/olumsuzluğununmaddi varlıktan nasıl doğduğunu … Continue reading Transendental Materyalizm, Diyalektik ve Plastisite (Johnston, Zizek, Malabou)

Dünyanın Gecesi, Hiçten Cüzi

Hiçten Cüzi: Hegel ve Diyalektik Materyalizmin Gölgesi şeklinde çevirmeyi uygun bulduğum Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism adlı son kitabında Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou’nun felsefenin dört koşulu olarak öne sürdüğü bilim, politika, sanat ve aşk kavramlarının Alman İdealizmi’nin dört atlısına tekabül ettiğini öne sürer. Buna göre Kant, Newtoncu bilimin felsefi versiyonuyla, … Continue reading Dünyanın Gecesi, Hiçten Cüzi

Aşkın Hâlleri: Alain Badiou’nun Aşka Övgü’süne düşülen bazı notlar – 2

“İnsan yanmayı ve küllerinden yeniden doğmayı bilmeli,” demişti Nietzsche. Küllerinden yeniden doğan anka kuşu misâli yeniden doğmaya benzer bir duygu durumu olarak anmayı alışkanlık hâline getirdiğimiz aşk süreci, dürtüsel bir etkilenimden veya bilemediniz tutku tabir edebileceğimiz bir yakınlık hissinden bambaşka bir şeydir aslında. Güvenlik hissi yaratmaktansa son derece uzaktır. Tecrübeyle sabit olduğunu tahmin ettiğimiz üzere aşık … Continue reading Aşkın Hâlleri: Alain Badiou’nun Aşka Övgü’süne düşülen bazı notlar – 2

The beat of a different drum ~ Slavoj Zizek

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“The heart of the people of Europe beats in Greece” with Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, one of the most prominent contemporary thinkers, Alexis Tsipras, president of the parliamentary group of SYRIZA/EKM and Kostas Douzinas, professor of Philosophy of Law at the of Birkbeck University of London, will talk about the overthrow of the neo-liberal policies which generate the crisis, exacerbate the recession and impose austerity, leading to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
An energy and conviction that Slavoi Zizek verbalizes and makes him an adequate ambassador for Greece in their fight in Europe. As they said, »Solidarity is our weapon«. They said that the solidarity of their weapons, which was also Zizek warned in a speech that Europe must show its solidarity with the Greeks, or it too will fail, as it should be a core value of solidarity in Europe.

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Statement of Solidarity With the Greek Left

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[…]We note that the Greek Left (Syriza and the Coalition of the Radical Left) have articulated the rights to work and to education, opposing those neo-liberal economic policies that increase precarity for growing numbers of people, establishing unemployment as a norm, decimating social and health services along with public education, and destroying the very conditions of economic production. We support the efforts of the people of Greece to wrest power from non-elected technocrats, and we oppose the reckless demonization of the current left coalition as unacceptable and malicious propaganda. The accusation currently circulated in the European press that the Left threatens to take Greece out of the Eurozone fails to see that the Left is struggling for a different Europe, one governed by and for the people, committed to the open political participation of all its inhabitants in creating equal conditions for work and for a livable life.

Costas Douzinas,
Drucilla Cornell,
Etienne Balibar,
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak,
Judith Butler,
Jacqueline Rose,
Jean-Luc Nancy,
Joanna Bourke,
Jacques Ranciere,
Wendy Brown.

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Greek Left Review

We write to express our support for the ideals embodied by the Greek left in advance of the election of June 17th as they articulate the requirements for social and economic democracy under conditions of neo-liberalism. We oppose those forms of international pressure currently brought to bear on the people of Greece to cede their popular sovereignty to a European Union that has, until now, reproduced and strengthened social and economic inequalities throughout Europe and extended forms of intra-European racism through discriminatory economic regulations and austerity measures. We note that the Greek Left (Syriza and the Coalition of the Radical Left) have articulated the rights to work and to education, opposing those neo-liberal economic policies that increase precarity for growing numbers of people, establishing unemployment as a norm, decimating social and health services along with public education, and destroying the very conditions of economic production. We support the efforts of…

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Slavoj Žižek: The Empowerment of the Right and the Dissolution of the Left (Video)

"Slavoj Zizek was one of the speakers at the The empowerment of the Right, the dissolution of the Left event. The public sector is facing severe economy measures. The budgets for culture, education and health care are being cut. The measures are implemented by the political right. The political left, in this period of turmoil, … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek: The Empowerment of the Right and the Dissolution of the Left (Video)

Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı

‘Beni Bu Dışarıdan Çıkarın’ ve ‘Zeno: Filozofun Bir Ölümlü Olarak Portresi’, Cengiz Erdem’in daha önce yayımlanmış kitapları. Yazar, ‘Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı’ isimli elimizdeki son kitabında ise, dünyadaki tüm televizyon ekran…larının yanı sıra, daha başka ekranların da bilinmeyen sebeplerden dolayı bir anda beyaza bürünmesini ve ardından yaşananları anlatıyor. Bu durum, kaygı verici olayları da beraberinde … Continue reading Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı

Audio from Zizek’s Lecture – Cardiff 3rd March (via MarxLacanZizek)

via MarxLacanZizek Related articles Moby Dick, Existentialism, Stoicism - Herman Melville (Hubert Dreyfus lecture) Reading The UK Riots: Slavoj Zizek and Living in the End Times (via Reading The Riots) Slavoj Zizek at Birkbeck Institute Summer School, London, 28th June 2011 (Video) Slavoj Žižek - Shoplifters of the World Unite The Place of the Real … Continue reading Audio from Zizek’s Lecture – Cardiff 3rd March (via MarxLacanZizek)

Slavoj Žižek – Shoplifters of the World Unite

Zizek weighs in heavily on the meaning of the riots... Repetition, according to Hegel, plays a crucial role in history: when something happens just once, it may be dismissed as an accident, something that might have been avoided if the situation had been handled differently; but when the same event repeats itself, it is a … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek – Shoplifters of the World Unite