‘An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida’ by Peter Salmon

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Who is Jacques Derrida? For some, he is the originator of a relativist philosophy responsible for the contemporary crisis of truth. For the far right, he is one of the architects of Cultural Marxism. To his academic critics, he reduced French philosophy to “little more than an object of ridicule.” For his fans, heContinue reading “‘An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida’ by Peter Salmon”

The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior, presented here in the translation by Dr. A. A. Brill, who for almost forty years was the standard-bearer of Freudian theories in America. • Psychopathology of Everyday Life is perhaps the most accessible ofContinue reading “The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud”

‘Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst’ by Adam Phillips

DOWNLOAD(.pdf, .epub) Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud—Freud up until the age of fifty—that incorporates all of Freud’s many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography,Continue reading “‘Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst’ by Adam Phillips”

‘Corporate Rule of Cyberspace’ by Slavoj Žižek

Part of the global push towards the privatization of the “general intellect” is the recent trend in the organization of cyberspace towards so-called “cloud computing.” Little more than a decade ago, a computer was a big box on one’s desk, and downloading was done with floppy disks and USB sticks. Today, we no longer needContinue reading “‘Corporate Rule of Cyberspace’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome’ by Píer Paolo Pasolini

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Stories From the City of God collects legendary filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s short fiction and nonfiction from 1950 to 1966. In these pieces, we see the machinations of the creative mind in consideration of the character of Rome after World War II. Presenting a portrait of the city that is at once poignant and intimate,Continue reading “‘Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome’ by Píer Paolo Pasolini”

‘Lord and Bondsman on the Couch’ by Mladen Dolar

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “There is perhaps no other passage in the history of philosophy which has met with such a delirium of interpretations and so much scrutiny as the couple of pages where Hegel deals with the dialectic of lord and bondsman. The passage presents a scene which is both spectacular and overladen with metaphysical hidden meaningsContinue reading “‘Lord and Bondsman on the Couch’ by Mladen Dolar”

‘Creation and Anarchy: The Work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism’ by Giorgio Agamben

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Creation and the giving of orders are closely entwined in Western culture, where God commands the world into existence and later issues the injunctions known as the Ten Commandments. The arche, or origin, is always also a command, and a beginning is always the first principle that governs and decrees. This is as true forContinue reading “‘Creation and Anarchy: The Work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism’ by Giorgio Agamben”

‘Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence’ by Adam Knowles

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Reexamining the case of one of the most famous intellectuals to embrace fascism, this book argues that Martin Heidegger’s politics and philosophy of language emerge from a deep affinity for the ethno-nationalist and anti-Semitic politics of the Nazi movement. Himself a product of a conservative milieu, Heidegger did not have to significantly compromise hisContinue reading “‘Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence’ by Adam Knowles”

Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič & Mladen Dolar: Ontology and Sexual Difference Colloquium | Princeton 2015

When a philosopher deals with another philosopher or philosophy, his or her stance is never one of dialogue, but always one of division, of drawing the line that separates truth from falsity – from Plato whose focus is the line that divides truth from mere opinion, up to Lenin who is obsessed with the lineContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič & Mladen Dolar: Ontology and Sexual Difference Colloquium | Princeton 2015”