‘Sarajevo: State in Time | A story of Laibach & NSK’ by Benjamin Jung, Théo Meurisse

DOWNLOAD(.mp4) Besieged Sarajevo, 1995. The inhabitants have now been living under the siege for three years and their daily life has become a nightmare due to the shellfire and the snipers. While many are joining the fights, another form of resistance is rising: culture allows people to claim their humanity. While listening to a concert,Continue reading “‘Sarajevo: State in Time | A story of Laibach & NSK’ by Benjamin Jung, Théo Meurisse”

‘Hegel On The Future, Hegel In The Future’ by Slavoj Žižek

READ “The claim I want to defend is that Hegel is the philosopher most open to the future precisely because he explicitly prohibits any project of how our future should look. As he says towards the end of the Preface to his Philosophy of Right (1820), philosophy can only paint ‘grey on grey’, and “The owl ofContinue reading “‘Hegel On The Future, Hegel In The Future’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Masterclass on Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mp3) In 2000, the 100th anniversary of the publication of Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams was accompanied by a new wave of triumphalist acclamations of how psychoanalysis is dead: with the new advances in brain sciences, it is finally put where it belonged all the time, to the lumber-room of pre-scientific obscurantist search for hiddenContinue reading “‘Masterclass on Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Civilization and Its Discontents’ & ‘Totem and Taboo’

DOWNLOAD(.mp3) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is remembered as the father of psychoanalysis. Civilization and Its Discontents (1930) is one of his key works. In it he considers the conflict between the needs of the individual acting both egotistically and altruistically in the pursuit of happiness and the myriad demands of civilised society and the ensuing tensions this clashContinue reading “‘Civilization and Its Discontents’ & ‘Totem and Taboo’”

‘Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego’ by Sigmund Freud | AudioBook

DOWNLOAD(.mp3) In Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Freud examines phenomena such as the herd instinct, the occurrence of what he terms “artificial” groups including the church and the army, and the role of the libido in groups. The question he addresses here is, What are the emotional bonds that hold collective entities, suchContinue reading “‘Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego’ by Sigmund Freud | AudioBook”

Slavoj Žižek: ‘Moebius Strip, Crosscap, Klein Bottle: The Twisted Space of Subjectivity’ | October 20, 2017

In a talk prepared for the LACK II Conference at Colorado College the philosopher Slavoj Žižek delivered a talk on the Moebius Strip, the Crosscap and the Klein Bottle, which are topologic shapes taken from Lacanian theory and developed also in his works, most notably in his theoretical work Sex and the Failed Absolute publishedContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek: ‘Moebius Strip, Crosscap, Klein Bottle: The Twisted Space of Subjectivity’ | October 20, 2017”

‘German Philosophy 1760-1860: The Legacy of Idealism’ by Terry Pinkard

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) In the second half of the eighteenth century, German philosophy dominated European philosophy, changing the way Europeans and people all over the world conceived of themselves and thought about nature, religion, human history, politics, and the structure of the human mind. In this rich and wide-ranging book, Terry Pinkard interweaves the storyContinue reading “‘German Philosophy 1760-1860: The Legacy of Idealism’ by Terry Pinkard”

‘Hegel: A Biography’ by Terry Pinkard

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) One of the founders of modern philosophical thought Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) has gained the reputation of being one of the most abstruse and impenetrable of thinkers. This major biography of Hegel offers not only a complete account of the life, but also a perspicuous overview of the key philosophical concepts in Hegel’sContinue reading “‘Hegel: A Biography’ by Terry Pinkard”

‘Hegel’s Phenomenology: The Sociality of Reason‘ by Terry Pinkard

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book develops an independent philosophical account of the general theory of knowledge, culture, and history contained in it. Written in a clear and straightforward style, the book reconstructs Hegel’s theoretical philosophy and shows its connection to the ethical and political theory. Terry Pinkard sets the work in a historical context and reveals theContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Phenomenology: The Sociality of Reason‘ by Terry Pinkard”

‘Hegel’s Dialectic: The Explanation of Possibility’ by Terry Pinkard

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegel is one of the most often cited and least read of all major philosophers. He is alternately regarded as the best and the worst that philosophy has produced. Nobody, however, disputes his influence. In Hegel’s Dialectic, Terry Pinkard offers a new interpretation of Hegel’s program that assesses his conception of the role ofContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Dialectic: The Explanation of Possibility’ by Terry Pinkard”