‘Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology’ by André Nusselder

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental space. Therefore we need to take a psychological approach to understand our experiences in it. In Interface Fantasy, André Nusselder uses the core psychoanalytic notion of fantasy to examine our relationship to computers and digital technology. Lacanian psychoanalysis considers fantasy to be an indispensable “screen”Continue reading “‘Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology’ by André Nusselder”

‘Is Oedipus Online? Siting Freud after Freud’ by Jerry Aline Flieger

DOWNLOAD(.epub) “Can Freud be ‘updated’ in the twenty-first century, or is he a venerated but outmoded genius?” asks Jerry Aline Flieger. In Is Oedipus Online? Flieger stages an encounter between psychoanalysis and the new century, testing the viability of Freud’s theories in light of the emergent realities of our time. Responding to prominent critics of psychoanalysis andContinue reading “‘Is Oedipus Online? Siting Freud after Freud’ by Jerry Aline Flieger”

‘Transcendence: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond’ edited by Regina Schwartz

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Why a volume on “transcendence” now? Ironically, while transcendence signals what is beyond—beyond what can be known, represented, or experienced—it has also been linked to unfashionable concepts like presence, being, power, an argument without recourse, an authority beyond reason, the tyranny of the most excellent, the hegemony of the west, and of course, aContinue reading “‘Transcendence: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond’ edited by Regina Schwartz”

‘Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and Marx’ by Louis Althusser

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) In the first two essays of this book, Louis Althusser analyses the work of two of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, Montesquieu and Rousseau. He shows that although they made considerable advances towards establishing a science of politics, particularly in comparison with the theorists of natural law, they nevertheless remained theContinue reading “‘Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and Marx’ by Louis Althusser”

‘Comments on the Society of the Spectacle’ by Guy Debord

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) First published in 1967, Guy Debord’s stinging revolutionary critique of contemporary society, The Society of the Spectacle has since acquired a cult status. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideas generated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord’s pitiless attack on commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practicesContinue reading “‘Comments on the Society of the Spectacle’ by Guy Debord”

‘The Society of the Spectacle’ by Guy Debord

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub, three translations) The Society of the Spectacle, originally published in Paris in 1967, has been translated into more than twenty other languages and is arguably the most important radical book of the twentieth century. Contrary to popular misconceptions, Debord’s book is neither an ivory tower “philosophical” discourse nor a mere expression ofContinue reading “‘The Society of the Spectacle’ by Guy Debord”

‘Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life’ by Theodor Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Written between 1944 and 1947, Minima Moralia is a collection of rich, lucid aphorisms and essays about life in modern capitalist society. Adorno casts his penetrating eye across society in mid-century America and finds a life deformed by capitalism. This is Adorno’s theoretical and literary masterpiece and a classic of twentieth-century thought.

‘Immanuel Kant’ by Lucien Goldmann

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Immanuel Kant was a philosopher at the end of the 18th century Enlightenment. Kant’s magnum opus, the Critique of Pure Reason, aimed to unite reason with experience to move beyond what he took to be failures of traditional philosophy and metaphysics. Kant’s influence on Western thought has been profound. Over and aboveContinue reading “‘Immanuel Kant’ by Lucien Goldmann”

The Collected Works of Freud

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in Moravia, Austrian Empire (now the Czech Republic). Between the ages of four and eighty-two his home was in Vienna; in 1938 Hitler’s invasion of Austria forced him to seek asylum in London, where he died in the following year. His career began with several years of brilliant work onContinue reading “The Collected Works of Freud”