‘Sovereignty, Inc.: Three Inquiries in Politics and Enjoyment’

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) What does the name Trump stand for? If branding now rules over the production of value, as the coauthors of Sovereignty, Inc. argue, then Trump assumes the status of a master brand whose primary activity is the compulsive work of self-branding—such is the new sovereignty business in which, whether one belongs to his baseContinue reading “‘Sovereignty, Inc.: Three Inquiries in Politics and Enjoyment’”

‘The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty’ by Eric L. Santner

DOWNLOAD “The king is dead. Long live the king!” In early modern Europe, the king’s body was literally sovereign—and the right to rule was immediately transferrable to the next monarch in line upon the king’s death. In The Royal Remains, Eric L. Santner argues that the “carnal” dimension of the structures and dynamics of sovereignty hasn’tContinue reading “‘The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty’ by Eric L. Santner”

‘The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology’ by Slavoj Žižek, Eric L. Santner & Kenneth Reinhard

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly clear what he thought about the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 and then elaborated in Christian teachings, to love one’s neighbor as oneself. “Let us adopt a naive attitude towards it,” he proposed, “as though we were hearing it for the first time;Continue reading “‘The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology’ by Slavoj Žižek, Eric L. Santner & Kenneth Reinhard”

‘A Discourse on Method’ by René Descartes

DOWNLOAD The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Searching for Truth in the Sciences (French title: Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la verité dans lesContinue reading “‘A Discourse on Method’ by René Descartes”

‘Philosophical Essays and Correspondence’ by René Descartes

DOWNLOAD A superb text for teaching the philosophy of Descartes, this volume includes all his major works in their entirety, important selections from his lesser known writings, and key selections from his philosophical correspondence. The result is an anthology that enables the reader to understand the development of Descartes’s thought over his lifetime. Includes aContinue reading “‘Philosophical Essays and Correspondence’ by René Descartes”

‘The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes’

DOWNLOAD Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in natural philosophy.Continue reading “‘The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes’”

Karl Marx in Friedrich Engels: ‘Komunistični manifest’

DOWNLOAD Komunistični manifest, znan tudi kot Manifest komunistične stranke, je bil objavljen 21. februarja 1848. Velja za najbolj znano, najbolj ponatiskovano in najvplivnejše politično besedilo vseh časov. Po naročilu Zveze komunistov sta ga napisala ustanovitelja in teoretika komunizma, Karl Marx in Friedrich Engels. Komunistični manifest je prvič izšel v Londonu leta 1848 (v nemščini), izdala pa ga je skupina nemških političnihContinue reading “Karl Marx in Friedrich Engels: ‘Komunistični manifest’”

‘The Communist Manifesto’ by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

DOWNLOAD(.epub, .pdf) A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism. All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcize this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police spies. . . Born in Trier in the Rhineland in 1818, Karl Marx was the sonContinue reading “‘The Communist Manifesto’ by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels”