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Philosophy for Militants

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ISBN: 9780998531823 Year: Pages: 80 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0168.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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“No longer imminent, the End is immanent.” “Ends are ends,” Frank Kermode goes on to clarify, “only when they are not negative but frankly transfigure the events in which they were immanent.” From its imminence to its immanence, not “negative,” “no longer,” but transformative, how is “the End” in turn “transfigured”? In what may ending be said then to consist? To “the end times” of apocalypse and eschatology Giorgio Agamben, following Gianni Carchia, opposes messianism and “messianic time”—to the end of time, in a formula, the time of the end. To the writings of those for whom to philosophize is to learn how to die—from Plato to Montaigne and beyond—one may oppose, in like manner, the writings of Spinoza, who “thinks of death least of all things”—“for nature is Messianic by reason of its eternal and total passing away,” as Benjamin writes—and so in whose pages “wisdom,” transfigured, “is a meditation on life.”

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philosophy --- utopia --- philology --- poetics --- parables

The Funambulist Pamphlets 2: Foucault

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ISBN: 9780615832999 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0034.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Architecture
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The Funambulist Pamphlets is a series of small books archiving articles published on The Funambulist, collected according to specific themes. These volumes propose a different articulation of texts than the usual chronological one. The eleven volumes are respectively dedicated to Spinoza, Foucault, Deleuze, Legal Theory, Occupy Wall Street, Palestine, Cruel Designs, Arakawa + Madeline Gins, Science Fiction, Literature, and Cinema. The Funambulist Pamphlets is published as part of the Documents Initiative imprint of the Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design, a transdisciplinary media research initiative bridging design and the social sciences, and dedicated to the exploration of the transformative potential of emerging technologies upon the foundational practices of everyday life across a range of settings.

Redención y Utopía : El judaísmo libertario en Europa central. Un estudio de afinidad electiva

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ISBN: 9791036524578 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History
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Esta obra se ocupa de una generación y de una corriente particular del universo cultural judío de la Mitteleuropa: una generación de intelectuales nacidos en el curso del último cuarto del siglo XIX, cuyos escritos beben al mismo tiempo de fuentes alemanas (romanticismo) y judías (mesianismo). Se articula en torno a la idea judía (cabalística) de Tikkoun, la redención. Algunos de ellos estuvieron orientados hacia la religión: Martín Buber, Gershom Scholem, Franz Rosenzweig. Otros, por el contrario, se sintieron atraídos por las utopías sociales: Ernst Bloch. Gyorgy Lukács, Erich Fromm. Entre ambos, más allá de todas las corrientes y en el cruce de todos los caminos: Franz Kafka y Walter Benjamín. A pesar de todas sus diferencias, hay entre ellos una impresionante comunidad espiritual, fundada sobre la afinidad electiva entre la redención mesiánica y la utopía libertaria.

On Kings

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ISBN: 9780986132506 Year: Language: English
Publisher: HAU Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101681
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In anthropology, as much as in the current popular imagination, kings remain figures of fascination and intrigue. As the cliché goes, kings continue to die spectacular deaths only to remain subjects of vitality and long life. This collection of essays by a teacher and his student — two of the world’s most distinguished anthropologists— explores what kingship actually is, historically and anthropologically. The divine, the stranger, the numinous, the bestial—the implications for understanding kings and their sacred office are not limited to questions of sovereignty, but issues ranging from temporality and alterity to piracy and utopia; indeed, the authors argue that kingship offers us a unique window into the fundamental dilemmas concerning the very nature of power, meaning, and the human condition. With the wit and sharp analysis characteristic of these two thinkers, this volume opens up new avenues for how an anthropological study of kingship might proceed in the 21st century.

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Anthropology --- Kingship --- Aleriity --- Piracy --- Utopia --- Religion --- Sovereignty --- Power

Arbeit. Wohnen. Computer

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ISBN: 9783947732111 9783947732098 9783947732104 Year: Pages: 520 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.422.613 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Arts in general
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In the 1960s, between the construction of the Berlin Wall (1961) and the change of power (Ulbricht / Honecker 1971), a field of tension between the claim to power and truth of the SED on one side and the subjective obstinacy of the works of art and their creators on the other hand developed. Within it, debates arose regarding the question of the design and appearance of a future, technologically high developed and scientific socialism. Working. Living. Computer tracks down questions about the appearance of the worker of the future, the future of living, and the significance of the computer in the future and analyses these imaginative worlds of socialist dreams and desires in image, architecture, and texts.

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Architecture --- GDR --- Art --- Utopia --- Socialism --- Architektur --- DDR --- Kunst --- Utopie --- Sozialismus

Queer Insists (for José Esteban Muñoz)

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ISBN: 9780692344736 Year: Pages: 76 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0082.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Social Sciences
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Queer Insists is a memorial essay, a work of mourning, written for the queer theorist and performance scholar José Esteban Muñoz (1967-2013) shortly after his untimely death in December 2013. In a series of fragments, not unlike Roland Barthes’s Mourning Diary, Michael O’Rourke shares memories of Muñoz, the stories and reflections of his friends in the wake of his passing, and readings of his work from Disidentifications to Cruising Utopia and beyond. O’Rourke argues that, for Muñoz, queer does not exist, per se, but rather insists, soliciting us from the future to-come. Muñoz reached towards teleopoietic worlds as he invented a queer theory we have yet to find, but are invited to glimpse. Among the Muñozian themes this chapbook discusses are hope, utopia, affect, punk rock, heresy, the undercommons, temporality, hauntology, forgetting, loss, ephemera, partage, sense, incommensurability, the event and democracy. In reading Muñoz as a Rogue Theorist, this book borrows many of the gifts we have received (and have yet to receive) from him, marking the force and luminescence of his thought, and insisting upon the rare and precious singularity of his work. Muñoz bequeaths to us a queer studies without condition which it is our duty to foster and to bear as we carry it and him into the unknowable futures of an indiscipline

Technical politics

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ISBN: 9781526105349 Year: Pages: 176 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Philosophy --- Social Sciences --- Media and communication --- Sociology
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This is the first monograph devoted to the work of one of the foremost contemporary advocates of contemporary critical theory, Andrew Feenberg. It focuses on Feenberg’s central concept, technical politics, and explores his suggestion that democratising technology design is key to a strategic understanding of the process of civilisational change. In this way, it presents Feenberg’s intervention as the necessary bridge between various species of critical constructivism and wider visions of the kind of change that are urgently needed to move human society onto a more sustainable footing. The book describes the development of Feenberg’s thought out of the tradition of Marx and Marcuse, and presents critical analyses of his main ideas: the theory of formal bias, technology’s ambivalence, progressive rationalisation, and the theory of primary and secondary instrumentalisation. Technical politics identifies a limitation of Feenberg’s work associated with his attachment to critique, as the opposite pole to a negative kind of rationality (instrumentalism). It concludes by offering a utopian corrective to the theory that can provide a fuller account of the process of willed technological transformation and of the author’s own idea of a technologically authorised socialism.

Six Canonical Projects by Rem Koolhaas

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ISBN: 9783868592191 Year: Pages: 370 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574658 Language: English
Publisher: jovis Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 258
Subject: History of arts
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Dutch architect, architectural theorist and urban thinker Rem Koolhaas (born 1944) has been a protagonist of the international architectural avant-garde since the 1970s; his numerous worldwide awards include the Pritzker Prize in 2000 for his lifetime achievement. Through a series of essays, this book interprets his many buildings and projects by drawing on Koolhaas' own theoretical oeuvre of polemics, manifestos, interviews, books such as Delirious New York and his so-called "design patents." In these writings, Koolhaas articulates a design method that links theory and practice, which this book not only orients within architectural history, but also shows how it repositions the function of the authors or the architects themselves.

Das utopische Europa

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837629583 9783839429587 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839429587 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103329
Subject: Political Science
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Welche Rolle spielt(e) das Utopische im Prozess der Europäischen Integration? Was bedeutet die Formulierung vom "utopischen Europa" in Zeiten der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise in der EU? Anhand der Analyse juristischer Grundlagentexte zeigt Marcus Koch, welche Position utopische Vorstellungen in der europäischen Einigung einnahmen und wie sie sich in der historischen Entwicklung verändert haben. Die Studie verdeutlicht einmal mehr, dass utopische Vorstellungen eine Triebfeder politischer Prozesse sind, und trägt zum Diskurs um die Attraktivität und Sinnhaftigkeit der derzeit viel gescholtenen Europäischen Union bei.

Imagining Earth

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837639568 9783839439562 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839439562 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101957
Subject: Social Sciences
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While concepts of Earth have a rich tradition, more recent examples show a distinct quality: Though ideas of wholeness might still be related to mythical, religious, or utopian visions of the past, ''Earth'' itself has become available as a whole. This raises several questions: How are the notions of one Earth or our Planet imagined and distributed? What is the role of cultural imagination and practices of signification in the imagination of ''the Earth''? Which theoretical models can be used or need to be developed to describe processes of imagining Planet Earth? This collection invites a wide range of perspectives from different fields of the Humanities to explore the means of imagining Earth.

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