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‘Science of Logic’ by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub – Miller & Giovanni translations) Most of the major schools of contemporary philosophy, from Marxism to Existentialism, are reactions to Hegelianism and all, if they are to be understood, require some understanding of Hegel’s Logic. From its first appearance in 1812, this work has been recognized by both admirers and detractors alikeContinue reading “‘Science of Logic’ by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel”

The Seminars of Jacques Lacan

DOWNLOAD An incomplete digital collection of the English translations of the famous seminars delivered by the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan throughout his lifetime. Contents: I 1953–54 Book I: Freud’s Papers on Technique II 1954–55 Book II: The Ego in Freud’s Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis III 1955–56 Book III: The Psychoses V 1957–58 Book V: The FormationsContinue reading “The Seminars of Jacques Lacan”

‘Écrits’ by Jacques Lacan

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Brilliant and innovative, Jacques Lacan’s work lies at the epicenter of modern thought about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference, the drives, the law, and enjoyment. This new translation of his complete works offers welcome, readable access to Lacan’s seminal thinking on diverse subjects touched upon over the course of his inimitable intellectual career.

‘Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub, .pdf) In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world – changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closerContinue reading “‘Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy’ by Alain Badiou

DOWNLOAD(.pdf, .epub) Pocket Pantheon is an invitation to engage with the greats of postwar Western thought, such as Lacan, Sartre and Foucault, in the company of one of today’s leading political and philosophical minds. Alain Badiou draws on his encounters with this pantheon—his teachers, opponents and allies—to offer unique insights into both the authors and theirContinue reading “‘Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy’ by Alain Badiou”

‘Althusser & Pasolini: Philosophy, Marxism, and Film’ by Agon Hamza

DOWNLOAD Agon Hamza offers an in-depth analysis of the main thesis of Louis Althusser’s philosophical enterprise alongside a clear, engaging dissection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most important films. There is a philosophical, religious, and political relationship between Althusser’s philosophy and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s films.  Hamza teases out the points of contact, placing specific focus onContinue reading “‘Althusser & Pasolini: Philosophy, Marxism, and Film’ by Agon Hamza”

‘What Is Philosophy?’ by Giorgio Agamben

DOWNLOAD In attempting to answer the question posed by this book’s title, Giorgio Agamben does not address the idea of philosophy itself. Rather, he turns to the apparently most insignificant of its components: the phonemes, letters, syllables, and words that come together to make up the phrases and ideas of philosophical discourse. A summa, ofContinue reading “‘What Is Philosophy?’ by Giorgio Agamben”

‘Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher’ by Alfred I. Tauber

DOWNLOAD(.pdf, .epub) Freud began university intending to study both medicine and philosophy. But he was ambivalent about philosophy, regarding it as metaphysical, too limited to the conscious mind, and ignorant of empirical knowledge. Yet his private correspondence and his writings on culture and history reveal that he never forsook his original philosophical ambitions. Indeed, whileContinue reading “‘Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher’ by Alfred I. Tauber”

Visiting Hegel at Dusk: A Conversation with Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD This interview endeavors to understand Slavoj Žižek’s philosophical theses on dialectical materialism from the point of view of aleatory materialism. The contents of the interview are philosophically based, despite detours through varied topics such as politics, ecology, and communism. Throughout, Žižek asserts Hegel’s philosophical materialism, which has been overlooked by philosophers in general. ThroughContinue reading “Visiting Hegel at Dusk: A Conversation with Slavoj Žižek”