Mark Fisher’s “K-Punk” and the Futures That Have Never Arrived

By Hua Hsu | December 11, 2018 | The New Yorker | Mark Fisher was a writer and academic from the English Midlands who, in the early two-thousands, felt at odds with many of the institutions around him. Fisher, then in his mid-thirties, had devoted himself to theories of capitalism and Internet culture that few people in... Continue Reading →

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Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression

https://youtu.be/PE6v-yZEXp0?t=653 Slavoj Žižek weighs in on the Future of Marx's Analysis of Capitalism and the Causes of Depression in Our Perilous Times... Same shit, different day; Žižek has found the way out, though, and it's hysteria... That said, I would rather say hysterical sublimity would suit the needs of one better when it comes to sublating... Continue Reading →

Collected eBook Library of Slavoj Žižek [PDF & ePub]

1989, The Sublime Object of Ideology 1991, For They Know Not What They Do 1991, Looking Awry 1992, Enjoy Your Symptom! 1993, Tarrying With the Negative 1994, The Metastases of Enjoyment 1995, Mapping Ideology 1996, The Indivisible Remainder 1997, The Abyss of Freedom 1997, The Plague of Fantasies 1999, The Ticklish Subject 2000, The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime 2000, The Fragile Absolute 2000... Continue Reading →

Interview with Slavoj Žižek on “Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism”

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Slavoj Žižek and William Davies: Like a Thief in Broad Daylight

25 September 2018

“In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world – changing it almost beyond recognition. In his new book, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight (Penguin) Slavoj Zizek 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 closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx’s prediction that ‘all that is solid melts into air.’ With the automation of work, the virtualisation of money, the dissipation of class communities and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labour, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before-and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely. But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take…

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Philosophy, Politics, and Psychoanalysis AudioBooks

‘A Little History of Philosophy’ by Nigel Warburton | Unabridged Audiobook ‘Capital: Volume 1 – A Critique of Political Economy’ by Karl Marx | Unabridged AudioBook ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ by Immanuel Kant | AudioBook ‘Deep Thought: 42 Fantastic Quotes That Define Philosophy’ by Gary Cox | AudioBook ‘How to Talk About Books You Haven’t... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Zizek weighs in on the Yellow Vests

The French Yellow Vest movement exposes a problem at the heart of today’s politics. Too much adherence to popular “opinion” and not enough innovation and fresh ideas. Already a quick glance at the imbroglio makes it clear that we are caught in multiple social struggles. The tension between the liberal establishment and the new populism,... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek: Hegel on Marriage

Journal #34 - April 2012 Far from providing the natural foundation of human lives, sexuality is the very terrain where humans detach themselves from nature: the idea of sexual perversion or of a deadly sexual passion is totally foreign to the animal universe. Here, Hegel fails with regard to his own standards. He only considers... Continue Reading →

‘The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia’ by Peter Thompson & Slavoj Žižek (PDF)

DOWNLOAD   The concept of hope is central to the work of the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), especially in his magnum opus, The Principle of Hope (1959). The “speculative materialism” that he first developed in the 1930s asserts a commitment to humanity’s potential that continued through his later work. In The Privatization of Hope, leading thinkers in... Continue Reading →

‘Cinema’ by Alain Badiou (PDF)

DOWNLOAD For Alain Badiou, films think, and it is the task of the philosopher to transcribe that thinking. What is the subject to which the film gives expressive form? This is the question that lies at the heart of Badiou’s account of cinema. He contends that cinema is an art form that bears witness to... Continue Reading →

Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

Abstract In this essay I attempt to explicate the sense in which Michel Henry’s reductive phenomenology rendering Life as affectivity resonates with Alain Badiou’s subtractive ontology rendering the subject as eternity in time. I claim that these two modes of subjectivity are the two modalities of the Real manifesting itself as quality (Henry’s patheme) and... Continue Reading →

‘Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity’ by Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno

DOWNLOAD Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity offers critical appraisals of two of the dominant figures of the Continental tradition of philosophy, Alain Badiou and G.W.F. Hegel. Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno bring together established and emerging authors in Continental philosophy to discuss the relationship between the thinkers, creating a multifarious collection of essays by Hegelians,... Continue Reading →

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