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Introduction to a Future Way of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger

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ISBN: 9783957960054 9783957960061 Year: DOI: 10.14619/009 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Philosophy
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“Technologists only change the world in various ways in generalized indifference; the point is to think the world and interpret the changes in its unfathomability, to perceive and experience the difference binding being to the nothing.” Anticipating the age of planetary technology Kostas Axelos, a Greek-French philosopher, approaches the technological question in this book, first published in 1966, by connecting the thought of Karl Marx and Martin Heidegger. Marx famously declared that philosophers had only interpreted the world, but the point was to change it. Heidegger on his part stressed that our modern malaise was due to the forgetting of being, for which he thought technological questions were central. Following from his study of Marx as a thinker of technology, and foreseeing debates about globalization, Axelos recognizes that technology now determines the world. Providing an introduction to some of his major themes, including the play of the world, Axelos asks if planetary technology requires a new, a future way of thought which in itself is planetary.

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Die verschiedenen Modi der Existenz

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ISBN: 9783957960153 9783957960160 Year: DOI: 10.14619/003 Language: German
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Philosophy
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„Wäre die Philosophie auch nur eine Stunde der Mühe wert, wenn sie uns nicht für das Leben rüstete?“ Gezielten Schrittes entwirft der französische Philosoph Étienne Souriau in diesem dicht gedrängten Buch eine Grammatik der Existenz. Im Fokus steht nicht nur ihre Theorie, sondern auch die tatsächliche Ausübung der „Kunst des Existierens“. Wie Gilles Deleuze und William James vertritt Souriau dabei die These eines existenziellen Pluralismus: Es gibt Phänomene, Dinge, das Virtuelle, fiktionale Wesen – die Existenz ist polyphon. Souriaus radikale Herangehensweise hat auch Bruno Latour und Isabelle Stengers entscheidend beeinflusst. In ihrer ausführlichen Einleitung zu Souriaus Text von 1943 und dem ebenfalls zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache veröffentlichten Vortrag „Über den Modus der Existenz des zu vollbringenden Werks“ (1956) zeigt sich eindrucksvoll die Aktualität seines Denkens.

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Manifiesto del Nuevo Realismo

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ISBN: 9788842098928 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 131 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617573 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Philosophy
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Critique of postmodernism and relativism valórico, fending off a new materialist position

Architecture in the Anthropocene

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Book Series: Critical Climate Change ISBN: 9781607853077 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Architecture
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Research regarding the significance and consequence of anthropogenic transformations of the earth’s land, oceans, biosphere and climate have demonstrated that, from a wide variety of perspectives, it is very likely that humans have initiated a new geological epoch, their own. First labeled the Anthropocene by the chemist Paul Crutzen, the consideration of the merits of the Anthropocene thesis by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences has also garnered the attention of philosophers, historians, and legal scholars, as well as an increasing number of researchers from a range of scientific backgrounds. Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy intensifies the potential of this multidisciplinary discourse by bringing together essays, conversations, and design proposals that respond to the “geological imperative” for contemporary architecture scholarship and practice. Contributors include Nabil Ahmed, Meghan Archer, Adam Bobbette, Emily Cheng, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Seth Denizen, Mark Dorrian, Elizabeth Grosz, Lisa Hirmer, Jane Hutton, Eleanor Kaufman, Amy Catania Kulper, Clinton Langevin, Michael C.C. Lin, Amy Norris, John Palmesino, Chester Rennie, François Roche, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Isabelle Stengers, Paulo Tavares, Etienne Turpin, Eyal Weizman, Jane Wolff, Guy Zimmerman.

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philosophy --- anthropocene --- architecture --- design --- science --- geology

Musikalischer Humor als ästhetische Distanz?

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ISBN: 9783863952266 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Music
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Humor ist leichter definierbar über (subjektive) Reaktionen des Hörers als musikimmanent (objektiv). Soziokulturelle Vorgaben wie Zeitgeist, Bildung, Erwartungshaltung und musikalische Sozialisation sind bedingende Faktoren des Hörprozesses, sie reichen jedoch nicht aus, das Phänomen musikalischen Humors zu erklären. Weiterführend ist zu fragen, wo, wann, warum und wieso musikalische Ereignisse überhaupt zum Lachen oder Schmunzeln anregen oder nicht. Sind dem Komponisten und/oder Hörer die Traditionen, Regeln, Normen bestimmter Musiken oder Musikkulturen nicht geläufig, wird er über Humor auslösende Verletzungen, Brüche, geistreiche Anspielungen u. a. m. kaum lachen können, da raffinierte Spielformen des Komischen auch Kritik an ästhetischen Konventionen sind, die sich dynamisch, rhythmisch, tempomäßig, harmonisch, melodisch, satztechnisch, formal oder instrumental artikulieren. Bildungskonzepte sollten also Voraussetzungen bereitstellen, die es Schülern, Kindern, Senioren oder Musiklaien ermöglichen, musikalischen Humor als intellektuelle und/oder emotionale Bereicherung erfahren zu können. Die in dieser Publikation vereinten Studien reflektieren Zugänge zu unterschiedlichen Musikwerken, Definitionen und Spieltechniken, auch zu jener Ausnahmeliteratur, welche musikalischen Humor als ästhetische Distanz zu realisieren vermochte.

The Principle of Unrest

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Book Series: Immediations ISBN: 9781785420443 9781785420450 Year: Pages: 148 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_630732 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Philosophy
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There is no such thing as rest. The world is always on the move. It is made of movement. We find ourselves always in the midst of it, in transformations under way. The basic category for understanding is activity – and only derivatively subject, object, rule, order. What is called for is an ‘activist’ philosophy based on these premises. The Principle of Unrest explores the contemporary implications of an activist philosophy, pivoting on the issue of movement. Movement is understood not simply in spatial terms but as qualitative transformation: becoming, emergence, event. Neoliberal capitalism’s special relation to movement is of central concern. Its powers of mobilization now descend to the emergent level of just-forming potential. This carries them beyond power-over to powers-to-bring-to-be, or what the book terms ‘ontopower’. It is necessary to track capitalist power throughout its expanding field of emergence in order to understand how counter-powers can resist its capture and rival it on its own immanent ground. At the emergent level, at the eventful first flush of their arising, counter-powers are always collective. This even applies to movements of thought. Thought in the making is collective expression. How can we think this transindividuality of thought? What practices can address it? How, politically, can we understand the concept of the event to emergently include events of thought? Only by attuning to the creative unrest always agitating at the infra-individual level, in direct connection with the transindividual level, bypassing the mid-level of what was traditionally taken for a sovereign subject: by embracing our ‘dividuality’.

The Philosophical Salon: Speculations, Reflections, Interventions

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Book Series: Critical Climate Change ISBN: 9781785420382 9781785420399 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_622812 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy --- Languages and Literatures
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Through the interpretative lens of today’s leading thinkers, The Philosophical Salon illuminates the persistent intellectual queries and the most disquieting concerns of our actuality. Across its three main divisions—Speculations, Reflections, and Interventions—the volume constructs a complex mirror, in which our age might be able to recognize itself with all its imperfections, shadowy spots, even threatening abysses and latent promises. On the cutting edge of philosophy, political and literary theory, and aesthetics, this book courageously tackles a wide array of topics, including climate change, the role of technology, reproductive rights, the problem of refugees, the task of the university, political extremism, embodiment, utopia, food ethics, and sexual identity. It is an enduring record of an ongoing conversation, as well as a building block for any attempt to make sense of our world’s multifaceted realities. Contributors: Robert Albritton, Linda Martín Alcoff, Claudia Baracchi, Geoffrey Bennington, Jay M. Bernstein, Costica Bradatan, Jill Casid, David Castillo, Antonio Cerella, Anna Charlton, Claire Colebrook, Sarah Conly, Nikita Dhawan, William Egginton, Roberto Esposito, Mihail Evans, Gary Francione, Luis Garagalza, Michael Gillespie, Michael Hauskeller, Ágnes Heller, Daniel Innerarity, Jacob Kiernan, Julia Kristeva, Daniel Kunitz, Susanna Lindberg, Jeff Love, Michael Marder, Todd May, Michael Meng, John Milbank, Warren Montag, T. M. Murray, Jean-Luc Nancy, Kelly Oliver, Adrian Pabst, Martha Patterson, Richard Polt, Gabriel Rockhill, Hasana Sharp, Doris Sommer, Gayatri Spivak, Kara Thompson, Patrícia Vieira, Slavoj Žižek.

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