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101. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Jack Reynolds Deleuze’s Other-Structure: Beyond the Master-Slave Dialectic, but at What Cost?
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Deleuze suggests that his work grounds a new conception of the Other - the Other as expression of a possible world, as a structure that precedes any subsequent dialectical mediation, including the master-slave dialectic of social relations. I will argue, however, that the ethico-political injunction that Deleuze derives from his analysis of the ‘other-structure’ confronts a different problem. It commits Deleuze to either tacitly prescribing a romantic morality of difference that valorizes expressive encounters without ‘relations of explication’ and any kind of pre-understanding (embodied or otherwise), or his continual flirtations with a mystical ‘going beyond’ the other-structure must be more than mere flirtations.
102. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Radu Neculau The Sublimity of Violence: Kant and the Aesthetic Response to the French Revolution
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Kant identified in the “spectators’” enthusiastic response to the French Revolution the clear sign of a moral disposition in humankind. Following Hannah Arendt’s classic interpretation, but departing from it in important respects, I attempt to show in this paper that the “spectatorial” account of Kant’s view of the French Revolution makes sense only if it is understood in terms of a subject’s aesthetic response to objects of natural sublimity, and only if this aesthetic experience is instrumentalized for purposes of moral education.
103. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Patrick Gamez Walter Benjamin’s Archive: Image, Text, Sign
104. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Saša Stanković Deleuze and Space
105. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Ileana Szymanski Gianni Vattimo
106. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Matthew J. M. Martinuk Dialectics of the Self: Transcending Charles Taylor
107. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
James Mensch Violence and Embodiment
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While the various forms of violence have been the subject of special studies, we lack a paradigm that would allow us to understand the different forms of violence (physical, social, cultural, structural, and so on) as aspects of a unified phenomenon. In this article, I shall take violence as destructive of sense or meaning. The relation of violence to embodiment arises through the role that the body plays in our making sense of the world. My claim is that violence is destructive of this role. It undoes the role of the bodily “I can” in making sense of our surrounding world - be this its physical, cultural, or socialsignificance.
108. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Helga Varden Otfried Höffe’s Kant’s Cosmopolitan Theory of Law and Peace
109. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Jim Vernon Erfahren and Erleben: Metaphysical Experience and its Overcoming in Heidegger’s Beiträge
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This paper presents the origin, development and trajectory of our modes of experiencing beings as presented in Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy. It begins by detailing the historical development of our subjective experience of beings leading up to its current arrangement within the modern, technological worldview, and then proceeds to grapple with Heidegger’s recommended pathway out of our technological mode of experience into a more primordial one. I close with some critical reflections on Heidegger’s leap out of technological ‘lived-experience’ (Erleben) into a more authentic ‘experience’(Erfahren) of beings.
110. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
Sarah Borden The Philosophy of Edith Stein
111. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 1
David Goicochea Jacques Derrida’s Aporetic Ethics
112. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Dan Mellamphy, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy Paulitics
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In this essay we offer an interpretation of Alain Badiou’s theorisation of Paul the Apostle as a “universal singularity.” Our aim is to explore the extent to which Badiou’s articulation of political subjectivity provides a radically different locus and topos for the “political”—one that is rooted not in a concept of the abstract individual but rather in the material and generative process of individuation (“subjectivation”). Following Badiou, we explore the implications of the ontological shiftthat Paul represents—the shift from an external “body politic” (that of the polis, political crew or community) to an internal “body politic” (based on complicitous bodies, embodiments, incarnations—here a ‘body politic’ complicitous with the Christ-event). In this respect, Badiou’s reading of Paul establishes “the political” as “the subjective” precisely in the sense that the locus of the political is the complicitous subject as such rather than an externalised abstraction such as “thestate.” Paulitics manifests itself in and as this subject subjected to the event—the “militant subject” that embodies and endures its “process,” its “truth procedure.”
113. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Charles P. Rodger Lectures on the Proofs of the Existence of God
114. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Gert-Jan Van Der Heiden The Scintillation of the Event: On Badiou’s Phenomenology
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In Le Sens du monde, Nancy argues that “some value of scintillating phenomenality remains invincibly attached” to Badiou’s notion of the event. This paper examines to what extent Nancy’s comments still apply to Badiou’s phenomenology of the event developed in Logiques des mondes. In particular, although Badiou provides a thorough account of the event from the perspective of the consequences it enables, I show on the basis of Nancy’s suggestion that he tends to neglect an account of the event from the perspective of its occurrence and its passage.
115. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Nick Srnicek What is to be Done?: Alain Badiou and the Pre-Evental
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While Alain Badiou’s resuscitation of the subject has provided continental philosophy with new possibilities for political activism, its reliance on rare events has also paved the way for a potentially paralysing pre-evental situation. The aim of this paper is to examine Badiou’s own writings for hints of a theoreticallyjustified pre-evental politics—one that not only works within the ambit of his philosophical project but is also capable of explaining Badiou’s practical engagements in the politics of France. Two solutions are offered through an examination of the implications of heterogeneous situations: a repetition of events and apre-evental mobilisation of the uncounted.
116. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Antonio Calcagno Introduction: Rethinking the One and the Many with Badiou
117. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Gabriel Riera “Living with an Idea”: Ethics and Politics in Badiou’s Logiques des mondes
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The essay addresses the main shifts in Badiou’s conception of the event and the subject as they unfold in his late Logiques des mondes. In this text he develops an objective phenomenology of appearing in view of specifying the logical character of real change. The main focus of the essay is how Logiques des mondes stipulates a set of directives for an “ethics of living with an Idea,” that is, a subjective incorporation to truth as exception. How does Badiou’s text write what is excluded from the inertia of a restricted economy of Being? I show that in order to account for this exception, Logiques des mondes must resituate the notionof site, prevalent in Being and Event, and that it does so in terms of the notion of world and of the localisation of appearing (both of which entail the formulation of an objective phenomenology of appearing or logic of appearing). This logic posits the articulation of a new transcendental regime whose major coordinates unfold as a true war machine against cultural relativism, or what Badiou calls “democratic materialism” and to which he contraposes a “materialist dialectics”(dialectique matérialiste).
118. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Alain Badiou, Simon Critchley Comments on Simon Critchley’s Infinitely Demanding
119. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Brian Willems Hiddenness and Alterity: Philosophical and Literary Sightings of the Unseen
120. Symposium: Volume > 12 > Issue: 2
Alain Beaulieu Gilles Deleuze et Félix Guattari: Biographie croisée