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Textual Communities: Nancy Blanchot Derrida by Kuisma Korhonen

[caption id="attachment_6776" align="alignnone" width="277"] Jacques Derrida[/caption] Textual Communities: Nancy, Blanchot, Derrida Kuisma Korhonen (Culture Machine, Volume 8, 2006) You find yourself in a dark room with a table, a chair, and a small circle of candlelight. On the table lies an open book. You are facing the text, and nothing but the text. Everything else in the room disappears in the shadows. There is nothing but the text and you, encountering each other in the, so it seems, eternal presence of Midnight. This is the scene that we find at the beginning of Stephane Mallarmé's Igitur, a scene that we…

Integrality and Embodiment in Jean Gebser and Sri Aurobindo – Debashish Banerji

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Jean Gebser (1905-1973)[/caption]    keynote for the 43rd jean gebser society conference, los angeles, 10/4/13 Jean Gebser gives us a philosophy of history which looks at emergent structures of consciousness as forms of relative concealment and unconcelament of what he calls “the ever-present Origin.” In this he can be said to follow Heidegger’s reinterpretation of Hegel, the first modern philosopher of history. Instead of Hegel’s historicism, Heidegger had put agency back in the human, and acknowledged Being as setting up the horizon and confronting beings, who find themselves in their “thrownness,” responding with language, the house…

Arthur Kroker: Body Drift in the Writings of Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway

Katherine Hayles Body Drift in the Writings of Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway (a new book by Arthur Kroker) Body Drift from C Theory  Peter Maravelis (City Lights) in conversation with Arthur Kroker   The following interview with Arthur Kroker, which focused on his new book, Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway (UMP, 2012), was conducted by Peter Maravelis, events coordinator at San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore, editor of the critically acclaimed anthology, San Francisco Noir, and founder of the Red Boat Opera, a portable theatrical troupe operating in the Bay Area. City Lights: Congratulations on your new book, you've covered…

Zizek on Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism 2012

Slavoj Žižek, contemporary philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Western Buddhism, the West, capitalism, science, ideology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, bodhisattva, samsara, enlightenment, kharma, nirvana, war, aka another Buddhism and the Rise of the Spirit of Global Capitalism lecture. From the European Graduate School on the nature of self, suffering, free will, the globalized subject of hyper capitalism and meditation amidst its discontents (al)..

The Extended Mind by Andy Clark & David J. Chalmers

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="225"] David Chalmers[/caption] Reprinted in D. Chalmers (ed) PHILOSOPHY OF MIND:CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS (Oxford University Press, 2002) The Extended Mind Andy Clark & David J. Chalmers [*] Department of Philosophy Washington University St. Louis, MO 63130 Department of Philosophy University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 *[[Authors are listed in order of degree of belief in the central thesis.]] [[Published in Analysis 58:10-23, 1998. Reprinted in (P. Grim, ed) The Philosopher's Annual, vol XXI, 1998.]] 1 Introduction Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The question invites two standard replies.…


  • Beyond the human                   An international conference

    Venue : Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi-India
    Date : 20-23 February 2014

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