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Infinitely Demanding

Author : Simon Critchley
ISBN : 9781781680179
Genre : Philosophy
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A new political ethics that confronts the injustices of liberal democracy.
Category: Philosophy

Lucian Blaga Selected Philosophical Extracts

Author : R. T Allen
ISBN : 9781622733828
Genre : Philosophy
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After the Editor's General Introduction, the extracts include central elements of Blaga’s metaphysics, general epistemology, philosophies of science, history, religion, language and especially metaphor, the experience of space and time, art, and finally culture which includes all of them, especially the presence in all of ‘style’ and distinctive ways of practising them. All these extracts are linked by his general epistemology, especially his distinction between two types of knowledge: ‘paradisiac’ or Type 1, which is that of everyday awareness and the current methods, concepts and presuppositions of the sciences of nature and humanity, plus mathematics and philosophy, and accumulates in ‘plus knowledge’ and resolves problems in standard ways; and ‘Luciferican’ or Type 2, which opens up the ‘mysteries’ of new realms of reality which do not fit the current methods, concepts and presuppositions, and so results in ‘minus’ knowledge, the awareness that there are things which at the moment we cannot understand. For these ‘mysteries’ new methods, concepts and presuppositions are required, which ‘abyssal’ categories can supply, ones below those we normally employ and may be aware of. It is part of man’s role in the cosmos to reveal such mysteries. They are also linked by Blaga's awareness of historical changes, especially ‘dogmatic aeons’ in which a prevailing framework of categories, etc., guides knowledge and research, and ones in which Type 2 knowledge dominates and new frameworks are eventually created. Each extract has its own Introduction which places it in the context of the rest of his interlinked philosophy. They show how Blaga, with both general themes and concepts and also with particular examples, combines much of the concerns and methods of Analytic and Continental philosophy, and how his historical perspective applied especially to modern times long before anyone spoke of 'postmodernism', and thus as in his lifetime.
Category: Philosophy

Radical Intellectuals And The Subversion Of Progressive Politics

Author : Michael J. Thompson
ISBN : 9781137381606
Genre : Political Science
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Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics is a challenge to contemporary radical politics and political thought. This collection of essays critiques the dominant trends and figures on the left that have distorted the legacy of progressive politics, arguing that they have moved politics away from issues of class and economic power toward a preoccupation with culture and identity. The contributors discuss this new radicalism from the perspective of a more rational form of leftism capable of reviving interest in a more politically relevant form of politics.
Category: Political Science

Occupying Subjectivity

Author : Chris Rossdale
ISBN : 9781317298748
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores a variety of forms of radical political subjectivity. It takes its cue from the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the Occupy Movement and the European Anti-Austerity Movement, alongside the wider opposition to authoritarian and neoliberal forms of governance from which they sprang, in order to ask an urgent series of questions about the subject of radical politics: Who or what is it that engages in resistance? Who or what should they be? And how are we to negotiate the many complexities of that second question? The contributions, drawing on a wide range of theoretical traditions, offer a rich series of provocations towards new ways of conceptualising, evaluating and imagining radical political praxis. They engage different kinds of subjects, including protestors, dancers, self-burners, academics, settlers and humans, in order to think through the ways in which contemporary subjects are constituted within and work to unsettle dominant relations of power. Together, the chapters open up spaces to think about how political and intellectual commitment to social change can be enlivened through attention to the subject of radical politics. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.
Category: Political Science

A Critique Of Western Buddhism

Author : Glenn Wallis
ISBN : 9781474283571
Genre : Religion
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What are we to make of Western Buddhism? Glenn Wallis argues that in aligning their tradition with the contemporary wellness industry, Western Buddhists evade the consequences of Buddhist thought. This book shows that with concepts such as vanishing, nihility, extinction, contingency, and no-self, Buddhism, like all potent systems of thought, articulates a notion of the “real.” Raw, unflinching acceptance of this real is held by Buddhism to be at the very core of human “awakening.” Yet these preeminent human truths are universally shored up against in contemporary Buddhist practice, contravening the very heart of Buddhism. The author's critique of Western Buddhism is threefold. It is immanent, in emerging out of Buddhist thought but taking it beyond what it itself publicly concedes; negative, in employing the “democratizing” deconstructive methods of François Laruelle's non-philosophy; and re-descriptive, in applying Laruelle's concept of philofiction. Through applying resources of Continental philosophy to Western Buddhism, A Critique of Western Buddhism suggests a possible practice for our time, an "anthropotechnic", or religion transposed from its seductive, but misguiding, idealist haven.
Category: Religion

Samuel Beckett

Author : Laura Salisbury
ISBN : 9780748649709
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings, the book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the
Category: Literary Criticism

Radical Thinkers Set 7

Author : Alain Badiou
ISBN : 1781680604
Genre : Philosophy
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This shrinkwrapped set contains all twelve titles in volume 7 of the Verso Radical Thinkers series at a discounted price: Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology by André Gorz Critique of Instrumental Reason by Max Horkheimer Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil by Alain Badiou The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings by Ludwig Feuerbach Freudianism: A Marxist Critique by Valentin Vološinov Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance by Simon Critchley Marxism and Philosophy by Karl Korsch Rationality and Irrationality in Economics by Maurice Godelier Sex-pol: Essays, 1929–1934 by Wilhelm Reich A Singular Modernity by Fredric Jameson The Spirit of Terrorism by Jean Baudrillard Welcome to the Desert of the Real by Slavoj Žižek
Category: Philosophy

Radical Philosophy

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ISBN : NWU:35556039246152
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015081490479
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries