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Infinitely Demanding

Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781680175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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A new political ethics that confronts the injustices of liberal democracy.

Unendlich fordernd

Ethik der Verpflichtung, Politik des Widerstands

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037340479

Category:

Page: 182

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Das Gleismeer

Roman

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364114406X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Willkommen an Bord Sham lebt in einer Welt, in der das freie Land zwischen den Städten eine gefährliche Wildnis ist. Nur die Züge verkehren auf einem dynamischen und sich ständig verändernden Schienennetz zwischen den Siedlungen. Als Sham auf einem der Züge, dem Medes, anheuert, beginnt das Abenteuer seines Lebens. Denn die Medes-Crew hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Wesen zu jagen, die die Natur zu einer tödlichen Gefahr machen: Nager und Kleintiere von monsterartiger Größe. Sham ahnt nicht, auf was er sich einlässt ...

Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks

Roman

Author: Arundhati Roy

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038171

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Arundhati Roy, die Autorin des Weltbestsellers »Der Gott der kleinen Dinge«, kehrt zurück! Ihr lange herbeigesehnter Roman »Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks« führt uns an den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort, um das Glück zu finden. Eine Reihe ausgestoßener Helden ist hier mit ihrem Schicksal konfrontiert, aber sie finden eine Gemeinschaft, sie bilden eine Familie der besonderen Art. Auf einem Friedhof in der Altstadt von Delhi wird ein handgeknüpfter Teppich ausgerollt. Auf einem Bürgersteig taucht unverhofft ein Baby auf. In einem verschneiten Tal schreibt ein Vater einen Brief an seine dreijährige Tochter über die vielen Menschen, die zu ihrer Beerdigung kamen. In einem Zimmer im ersten Stock liest eine einsame Frau die Notizbücher ihres Geliebten. Im Jannat Guest House umarmen sich im Schlaf fest zwei Menschen, als hätten sie sich eben erst getroffen – dabei kennen sie einander schon ein Leben lang. Voller Inspiration, Gefühl und Überraschungen beweist der Roman auf jeder Seite Arundhati Roys Kunst. Erzählt mit einem Flüstern, einem Schrei, mit Freudentränen und manchmal mit einem bitteren Lachen ist dieser Roman zugleich Liebeserklärung wie Provokation: eine Hymne auf das Leben.

Politics of Postanarchism

Author: Saul Newman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865416X

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Articulates the intersection of anarchism and poststructuralism in order to frame a new approach to politics: 'postanarchism'.

Politics of the Gift

Author: Gerald Moore

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows

Was Terroristen wollen

die Ursachen der Gewalt und wie wir sie bekämpfen können

Author: Louise Richardson

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593383750

Category: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Page: 381

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Radical Cosmopolitics

The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

Author: James D. Ingram

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536410

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian and emancipatory principles. Focusing on recent debates without losing sight of cosmopolitanism's ancient and Enlightenment roots, Ingram confronts the philosophical difficulties of defending universal ideals and the implications for ethics and political theory. In morality as in politics, theorists have generally focused first on discovering universal values and second on their implementation. Ingram argues that only by prioritizing the development and articulation of universal values through political action in the fight for freedom and equality can theorists do justice to these efforts and cosmopolitanism's universal vocation. Only by proceeding from the local to the global, from the bottom up rather than from the top down, on the basis of political practice rather than moral ideals, can we salvage moral and political universalism. In this book, Ingram provides the clearest, most systematic account yet of this schematic reversal and its radical possibilities.

Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption

Time, Ethics, and the Feminine

Author: Sam B. Girgus

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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In his philosophy of ethics and time, Emmanuel Levinas highlighted the tension that exists between the "ontological adventure" of immediate experience and the "ethical adventure" of redemptive relationships-associations in which absolute responsibility engenders a transcendence of being and self. In an original commingling of philosophy and cinema study, Sam B. Girgus applies Levinas's ethics to a variety of international films. His efforts point to a transnational pattern he terms the "cinema of redemption" that portrays the struggle to connect to others in redeeming ways. Girgus not only reveals the power of these films to articulate the crisis between ontological identity and ethical subjectivity. He also locates time and ethics within the structure and content of film itself. Drawing on the work of Luce Irigaray, Tina Chanter, Kelly Oliver, and Ewa Ziarek, Girgus reconsiders Levinas and his relationship to film, engaging with a feminist focus on the sexualized female body. Girgus offers fresh readings of films from several decades and cultures, including Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1959), Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), John Huston's The Misfits (1961), and Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988).

Adventures of the Symbolic

Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy

Author: Warren Breckman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512899

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Marxism's collapse in the twentieth century profoundly altered the style and substance of Western European radical thought. To build a more robust form of democratic theory and action, prominent theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon class for more fragmented models of social action, and elevate the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" as a concept powerful enough to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren Breckman critically revisits these thrilling experiments in the aftermath of Marxism. The post-Marxist idea of the symbolic is dynamic and complex, uncannily echoing the early German Romantics, who first advanced a modern conception of symbolism and the symbolic. Hegel and Marx denounced the Romantics for their otherworldly and nebulous posture, yet post-Marxist thinkers appreciated the rich potential of the ambiguities and paradoxes the Romantics first recognized. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic among contemporary thinkers, Breckman traces a fascinating reflection of Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social. Engaging with the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Marcel Gauchet, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, and Slavoj i ek, Breckman uniquely situates these important theorists within two hundred years of European thought and extends their profound relevance to today's political activism.

Ontological Politics in a Disposable World

The New Mastery of Nature

Author: Luigi Pellizzoni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317085574

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This book explores the intertwining of politics and ontology, shedding light on the ways in which, as our ability to investigate, regulate, appropriate, ’enhance’ and destroy material reality have developed, so new social scientific accounts of nature and our relationship with it have emerged, together with new forms of power. Engaging with cutting-edge social theory and elaborating on the thought of Foucault, Heidegger, Adorno and Agamben, the author demonstrates that the convergence of ontology with politics is not simply an intellectual endeavour of growing import, but also a governmental practice which builds upon neoliberal programmes, the renewed accumulation of capital and the development of technosciences in areas such as climate change, geoengineering and biotechnology. With shifts in our accounts of nature have come new means of mastering it, giving rise to unprecedented forms of exploitation and destruction - with related forms of social domination. In the light of growing social inequalities, environmental degradation and resource appropriation and commodification, Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery of Nature reveals the need for new critical frameworks and oppositional practices, to challenge the rationality of government that lies behind these developments: a rationality that thrives on indeterminacy and an account of materiality as comprised of fluid, ever-changing states, simultaneously agential and pliable, to which social theory increasingly subscribes without questioning enough its underpinnings and implications. A theoretically sophisticated reassessment of the relationship between ontology and politics, which draws the contours of a renewed humanism to allow for a more harmonious relationship with the world, this book will appeal to scholars in social and political theory, environmental sociology, geography, science and technology studies and contemporary European thought on the material world.

Radical Future Pasts

Untimely Political Theory

Author: Romand Coles,Mark Reinhardt,George Shulman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813145538

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

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Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize the history of political theory. Rather than accept traditional ideas about the political past, the contributors reinterpret canonical and current texts to demonstrate fresh interpretations and narratives. Led by editors Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman, and inspired by the work of Peter Euben, the contributors both explore and exemplify the range and importance of political theory's different genres while concentrating on such themes as time and temporality, the politics of tragedy, and political movements and subjectivities. A groundbreaking volume featuring the best new scholarship in the field, this provocative book will be useful to scholars and students interested in political theory and its relationship to political practice.

Zizek and Communist Strategy

Author: Chris McMillan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655492

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Communist, conservative, anti-semantic - Slavoj Zizek's work attracts a lot of labels, most of them pejorative. Chris McMillan seeks to identify Zizek's unique and productive contribution to social and political theory, constructing a response to the diff

Theologische Traktate

Author: Erik Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theology

Page: 429

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The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy

Author: John Ã? Maoilearca,Beth Lord

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441128905

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy, this book� offers the definitive guide to contemporary Continental thought. It covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, and a guide to practical research in the field, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in and studying Continental Philosophy.

Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics

Author: Alistair Welchman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401794480

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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The liberal enlightenment as well as the more radical left have both traditionally opposed religion as a reactionary force in politics, a view culminating in an identification of the politics of religion as fundamentalist theocracy. But recently a number of thinkers—Agamben, Badiou, Tabues and in particular Simon Critchley—have begun to explore a more productive engagement of the religious and the political in which religion features as a possible or even necessary form of human emancipation. The papers in this collection, deriving from a workshop held on and with Simon Critchley at the University of Texas at San Antonio in February 2010, take up the ways in which religion’s encounter with politics transforms not only politics but also religion itself, molding it into various religions of politics, including not just heretical religious metaphysics, but also what Critchley describes as non-metaphysical religion, the faith of the faithless. Starting from Critchley’s own genealogy of Pauline faith, the articles in this collection explore and defend some of the religions of politics and their implications. Costica Bradatan teases out the implications of Critchley’s substitution of humor for tragedy as the vehicle for the minimal self-distancing required for any politics. Jill Stauffer compares Critchley’s non-metaphysical religiosity with Charles Taylor’s account of Christianity. Alistair Welchman unpacks the political theology of the border in terms of god’s timeless act of creation. Anne O’Byrne explores the subtle dialectic between mores and morality in Rousseau’s political ethics. Roland Champagne sees a kind non-metaphysical religion in Arendt’s category of the political pariah. Davide Panagia presents Critchley’s ethics of exposure as the basis for a non-metaphysical political bond. Philip Quadrio wonders about the political ramifications of Critchley’s own ‘mystical anarchism’ and Tina Chanter re-reads the primal site in the Western tradition at which the political and the religious intersect, the Antigone story, side-stepping philosophical interpretations of the story (dominated by Hegel’s reading) by means of a series of post-colonial re-imaginings of the play. The collection concludes with an interview with Simon Critchley taking up the themes of the workshop in the light of more recent political events: the Arab Spring and the rise and fall of the Occupy movement.

Emmanuel Levinas on the Priority of Ethics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1621969304

Category:

Page: N.A

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Meaning and Melancholy in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

Author: Stine Holte

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647604526

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Although considered as one of the 20th century most central ethical thinkers, Emmanuel Levinas claimed that his task was not to construct an ethics, but to seek the meaning of the ethical. This claim is the point of departure of the present study, which asks how ethics could be regarded as meaningful at all in light of the crisis of meaning that according to Levinas is inherent to being. Ethical meaning is for Levinas sought “otherwise than being or beyond essence” in terms of a radical responsibility for the Other. At the same time, it is questionable whether the ethical may be said to represent an overcoming of the crisis of meaning. This is visible in Levinas’ rather harsh descriptions of the ethical situation, involving not only the meaningless, but also feelings like melancholy, trauma, and shame. As the study shows, such feelings can for Levinas not be seen apart from their religious significance, although Levinas does not rely on conventional theology, but rather understands transcendence in a deeply sensible manner. This is shown in the radical passivity and self-emptying – to the point of messianism – of the responsible subject, which is the only way the meaning of the ethical may be rescued. The study also discusses how the utopian aspect of such a position is problematic in practical life, and why Levinas therefore admits the need for the ethical to be betrayed in ontology, which also implies an involvement with aesthetics as “ontological par excellence.”

Samuel Beckett

Author: Laura Salisbury

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings, the book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the

Difficult Atheism

Author: Christopher Watkin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Drawing primarily on the work of Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy, plus Quentin Meillassoux and Slavoj Zizek, Watkin explores the theme of atheism through the ideas of the death of God and nihilism in contemporary French philosophy.

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