‘Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason’ by Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Winner of the 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award Kant is a pivotal thinker in Adorno’s intellectual world. Although he wrote monographs on Hegel, Husserl, and Kierkegaard, the closest Adorno came to an extended discussion of Kant are two lecture courses, one concentrating on the Critique of Pure Reason and the other on the Critique of PracticalContinue reading “‘Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason’ by Theodor W. Adorno”

‘Philosophy of New Music’ by Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In 1949, Theodor W. Adorno’s Philosophy of New Music was published, coinciding with the prominent philosopher’s return to a devastated Europe after his exile in the United States. Intensely polemical from its first publication, every aspect of this work was met with extreme reactions, from stark dismissal to outrage. Even Arnold Schoenberg reviled it.  Despite theContinue reading “‘Philosophy of New Music’ by Theodor W. Adorno”

‘Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic’ by Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Theodor Adorno’s first major published work appeared in German bookshops in February 1933. Kierkegaard challenges not only the founder but also the whole tradition of existentialism, and played an important role in the formation of the Frankfurt School’s Critical Theory.

‘Neue Slowenische Kunst—Predictions of Fire’ by Michael Benson

WATCH / DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Predictions of Fire or Prerokbe ognja is a 1996 documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Benson about Neue Slowenische Kunst. In 1991, Slovenia’s quick secession from SFR Yugoslavia marked the first spark in the Yugoslav Wars that defined the first chapter of the post-cold war era. Using an inventive combination of reportage,Continue reading “‘Neue Slowenische Kunst—Predictions of Fire’ by Michael Benson”

‘Mass Psychology & Other Writings’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Freud’s religious unbeliefs are too easily dismissed as the standard scientific rationalism of the twentieth-century intellectual, yet he scorned the high-minded humanism of his contemporaries. In Mass Psychology and Analysis of the ‘I’ he explores the notion of ‘mass-psychology’ – his findings would prove all too prophetic in the years that followed. Writings suchContinue reading “‘Mass Psychology & Other Writings’ by Sigmund Freud”

‘Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Remembered for having developed and popularized the field of psychoanalysis virtually singlehandedly, Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers of the early twentieth century. Psychosexual development is a key area of Freud’s body of work. This volume brings together in-depth discussions of three of Freud’s most innovative ideasContinue reading “‘Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex’ by Sigmund Freud”

‘On Murder, Mourning & Melancholia’ by Sigmund Freud

DOWNLOAD(.epub) These works were written against a background of war and racism. Freud sought the sources of conflict in the deepest memories of humankind, finding clear continuities between our ‘primitive’ past and ‘civilized’ modernity. In Totem and Taboo he explores institutions of tribal life, tracing analogies between the rites of hunter-gatherers and the obsessions ofContinue reading “‘On Murder, Mourning & Melancholia’ by Sigmund Freud”

‘New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future’ by James Bridle

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In reality, we are lost in a sea of information,Continue reading “‘New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future’ by James Bridle”

The Complete Works of Primo Levi

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Primo Levi’s entire body of work, newly translated, with an introduction by Toni Morrison Primo Levi has long been admired for his harrowing account of suffering in Auschwitz, If This Is a Man. Among the thousands of survivors who have written about their experiences, Levi’s work stands out for its understanding of the human condition andContinue reading “The Complete Works of Primo Levi”