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Reiner Schürmann and Poetics of Politics

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ISBN: 9781947447738 9781947447745 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0209.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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Reiner Schürmann’s thinking is, as he himself would say, “riveted to a monstrous site.” It remains focused on and situated between natality and mortality, the ultimate traits that condition human life. This book traces the contours of Schürmann’s thinking in his magnum opus Broken Hegemonies in order to uncover the possibility of a politics that resists the hegemonic tendency to posit principles that set the world and our relationships with one another into violent order. The book follows in the footsteps of Oedipus who, in abject recognition of his finitude, stumbles upon the possibility of another politics with the help of his daughters at Colonus. The path toward this other, collaboratively created and thus poetic politics begins with an encounter with Aristotle, a thinker whom Schürmann most frequently read as the founder of hegemonic metaphysics, but whose thinking reveals itself as alive to beginnings in ways that open new possibility for human community. This return to beginnings leads, in turn, to Plotinus, who Schürmann reads as marking the destitution of the ancient hegemony of the Parmenidean principle of the One. By bringing Schürmann’s innovative and compelling reading of René Char’s poem, The Shark and the Gull, into dialogue with Plotinus we come to encounter the power of symbols to transform reality and open us to new constellations of possible community. In Plotinus, where we expected to encounter an end, we experience a new way of thinking natality in terms of what comes to language in Char as the nuptial. Having thus been awakened to the power of symbols, we are prepared to experience how in Kant being itself comes to expression as plurivocal in a way that reveals just how pathologically delusional it is to attempt to deploy univocal principles in a plurivocal world. This opens us to what Schürmann calls the “singularization to come,” a formulation that gestures to a mode of comportment at home in the ravaged site between natality and mortality. This then returns us to Oedipus at Colonus; but not to him alone. Rather, it points to the relationship that emerges for a time between Antigone, Ismene, and Oedipus, as they navigate a way between their exile from Thebes and Oedipus’s final resting place near Athens. Here, having been awakened to the power of a poetic politics, we attend to three symbolic moments of touching between Oedipus and his daughters through which we might discern something of the new possibilities a poetic politics opens for us if we settle into the ravaged site that conditions our existence, together.

New Developments in Anarchist Studies

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ISBN: 9780988234093 Year: Pages: 390 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Political Science
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"Papers from the 5th Conference of the North American Anarchist Studies Network (La Red Norteamericana de Estudios Anarquistas / Le Réseau Nord-Américain d'études Anarchistes) Anarchism is experiencing a remarkable resurgence in the new millenium. Not only active in the streets across Turtle Island, growing interest in anarchist scholarship is perhaps unprecedented. This is reflected in the development of the North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN). Drawn from papers presented at the fifth NAASN conference in Surrey (on Coast Salish Territories), this collection shows the vitality of contemporary anarchist research and writing."

Your Post has been Removed

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ISBN: 9783030259686 Year: Pages: 287 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-25968-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Philosophy --- Media and communication --- Political Science --- Law
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This open access monograph argues established democratic norms for freedom of expression should be implemented on the internet. Moderating policies of tech companies as Facebook, Twitter and Google have resulted in posts being removed on an industrial scale. While this moderation is often encouraged by governments - on the pretext that terrorism, bullying, pornography, “hate speech” and “fake news” will slowly disappear from the internet - it enables tech companies to censure our society. It is the social media companies who define what is blacklisted in their community standards. And given the dominance of social media in our information society, we run the risk of outsourcing the definition of our principles for discussion in the public domain to private companies. Instead of leaving it to social media companies only to take action, the authors argue democratic institutions should take an active role in moderating criminal content on the internet. To make this possible, tech companies should be analyzed whether they are approaching a monopoly. Antitrust legislation should be applied to bring those monopolies within democratic governmental oversight. Despite being in different stages in their lives, Anne Mette is in the startup phase of her research career, while Frederik is one of the most prolific philosophers in Denmark, the authors found each other in their concern about Free Speech on the internet. The book was originally published in Danish as Dit opslag er blevet fjernet - techgiganter & ytringsfrihed. Praise for 'Your Post has been Removed' "From my perspective both as a politician and as private book collector, this is the most important non-fiction book of the 21st Century. It should be disseminated to all European citizens. The learnings of this book and the use we make of them today are crucial for every man, woman and child on earth. Now and in the future.” Jens Rohde, member of the European Parliament for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe “This timely book compellingly presents an impressive array of information and analysis about the urgent threats the tech giants pose to the robust freedom of speech and access to information that are essential for individual liberty and democratic self-government. It constructively explores potential strategies for restoring individual control over information flows to and about us. Policymakers worldwide should take heed!” Nadine Strossen, Professor, New York Law School. Author, HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility

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ISBN: 9783030047238 Year: Pages: 365 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04723-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Science (General) --- Philosophy
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In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, quantitative freedom and qualitative freedom. Open societies worldwide have come under increasing pressure in the last decades. The belief that politics and markets fare best when guided by the principle of liberty presently faces multiple challenges such as terrorism, climate warming, inequality, populism, and financial crises. In the view of its critics, the idea of freedom no longer offers adequate guidance to meet these challenges and should be partially corrected or even entirely replaced by countervailing values. Against the reduction of freedom to the merely quantitative question as to how much liberties individuals call their own, this book draws attention to the qualitative concerns which and whose opportunities society should foster. It argues that, correctly understood, the idea of liberty commits us to defend as well as advance the freedom of each and every world citizen.

Le savant, le langage et le pouvoir : Lecture du Livre du plaisir partagé en amitié (Kitāb al-imtāʿ wa-l-muʾānasa) d’Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī

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ISBN: 9791036200717 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.10272 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Philosophy --- Political Science
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Les relations entre les intellectuels et le pouvoir constituent un enjeu majeur des sociétés arabes contemporaines. Cet ouvrage, qui fait remonter cette problématique au cœur de la société savante de l’époque arabe médiévale, actualise un débat des plus modernes en s’efforçant de montrer comment le progrès de la connaissance, le choix des mots, la transgression sont autant d’outils à disposition de l’homme de lettres à la cour pour défier l’autorité par ses seuls écrits, et partant, pour appeler à la réformer. Réputé ardu en raison de sa prose difficile d’accès, le Livre du plaisir partagé en amitié de Tawhīdī est souvent assimilé à une galerie de récits plaisants susceptibles d’édifier le public, à l’image de la vocation première des belles lettres arabes de l’époque médiévale. Cette étude vise en outre à montrer que le message de l’œuvre dépasse cette perspective pour plonger le lecteur au cœur d’une démarche qui tend à faire du savant le concurrent direct du gouvernant.

Practices of Citizenship in East Africa

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Book Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies ISBN: 9781000732207 Year: Pages: 258 DOI: 10.4324/9780429279171 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Migration
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Practices of Citizenship in East Africa uses insights from philosophical pragmatism to explore how to strengthen citizenship within developing countries. Using a bottom-up approach, the book investigates the various everyday practices in which citizenship habits are formed and reformulated. In particular, the book reflects on the challenges of implementing the ideals of transformative and critical learning in the attempts to promote active citizenship. Drawing on extensive empirical research from rural Uganda and Tanzania and bringing forward the voices of African researchers and academics, the book highlights the importance of context in defining how habits and practices of citizenship are constructed and understood within communities. The book demonstrates how conceptualizations derived from philosophical pragmatism facilitate identification of the dynamics of incremental change in citizenship. It also provides a definition of learning as reformulation of habits, which helps to understand the difficulties in promoting change. This book will be of interest to scholars within the fields of development, governance, and educational philosophy. Practitioners and policy-makers working on inclusive citizenship and interventions to strengthen civil society will also find the concepts explored in this book useful to their work.

A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty

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ISBN: 9781137426017 9781137426024 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_579612 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 296
Subject: Philosophy
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This book examines child poverty as a topic of social justice. The authors develop a theory of social justice for children based within the capability approach, apply it to the injustice of child poverty and propose a theory of the responsibilities of different agents towards children living in poverty.

Using Gramsci

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Book Series: Reading Gramsci ISBN: 9780745335698 9781786800077 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625289 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100055
Subject: Political Science
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This is a new approach to one of the greatest political theorists, Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks are one of the most popular Marxist texts available and continue to inspire readers across the world. Here, Michele Filippini proposes a new approach based on the analysis of previously ignored concepts in his works, creating a book which stands apart. Including chapters on ideology, the individual, collective organisms, society, crisis and temporality, Using Gramsci offers a new pattern in Gramscian studies aimed to speak to the broader audience of social sciences scholars beyond the field of political theory and Marxism, while remaining firmly rooted in his writings. Working from the original Italian texts, Filippini also examines the more traditional areas of Gramsci’s thought, including hegemony, organic intellectuals and civil society. This book will be perfect for all scholars and students of Gramsci’s thought.

Political Responsibility for a Globalised World

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Book Series: Der Mensch im Netz der Kulturen – Humanismus in der Epoche der Globalisierung / Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization ISBN: 9783837616941 9783839416945 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627785 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100479
Subject: Philosophy
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The aim of this book is to reflect on the complex practice of responsibility within the context of a globalised world and contemporary means of action. Levinas' exploration of the ethical serves as point of entry and is shown to be seeking inter-cultural political relevance through engagement with the issues of postcoloniality and humanism. Yet, Levinas fails to realise the ethical implications of the inevitable instrumental mediation between ethical meaning and political practice. With recourse to Weber, Apel and Ricoeur, Ernst Wolff proposes a theory of strategic co-responsibility for the uncertain global context of practice.

Resistance

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Book Series: migration – macht – bildung ISBN: 9783837631494 9783839431498 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_630211 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100573
Subject: Social Sciences
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All around the world and throughout history resistance has played an important role – and it still does. Some strive to raise it to cause change. Some dare not to speak of it. Some try to smother it to keep a status quo. The contributions to this volume explore phenomena of resistance in a range of historical and contemporary environments. In so doing, they not only contribute to shaping a comparative view on subjects, representations, and contexts of resistance, but also open up a theoretical dialogue on terms and concepts of resistance both in and across different disciplines. With contributions by Micha Brumlik, Peter McLaren, Gayatri C. Spivak and others.

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