Beach Beneath the Street, The : The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie WarkSubmitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 08:09.
Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, they continue to influence activists, artists and theorists. From the Invisible Committee's bestselling The Coming Insurrection to Iain Sinclair's psychogeographic explorations, their work is still found to be rich with possibilities, yet its breadth and diversity is still unexplored. read more »
From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape. read more »
In this searing nihilistic polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. read more »
Italian Difference, The : Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (Edited by Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo ChiesaSubmitted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:45.
This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought. read more »
This volume aims to inspire a return to the energetics of Nietzsche's prose and the critical intensity of his approach to nihilism. For too long contemporary thought has been dominated by a depressed "what is to be done?" All is regarded to be in vain, nothing is deemed real, there is nothing new seen under the sun. read more »
1. Nihilism as Existence
2. From Realism to Nihilism: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach
3. Friedrich Nietzsche: The First Consummate Nihilist
4. Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism: Amor Fati and Eternal Recurrence
5. Nihilism and Existence in Nietzsche
6. Nihilism as Egoism: Max Stirner
7. Nihilism In Russia
8. Nihilism as Philosophy: Martin Heidegger read more »
This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the 'post-analytic' consensus uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against scientism and scepticism, this book links eliminative materialism and speculative realism.
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Most significant problems of contemporary life have their origins in nihilism and its paradoxical logic, which is simultaneously destructive to and constitutive of society. Yet, in social theory, nihilism is a surprisingly under-researched topic. read more »
This is an extraordinary book: genre-busting, ferociusly argumentative, laden with polemics and written in a style that occasionally reaches a pitch of aphoristic beauty comparable with Cioran or Nietzsche.
1. ‘The death of sound philosophy’
2. The curse of the sun
5. Dead God
6. The rage of jealous time
7. Fanged noumenon (passion of the cyclone) read more »
By investigating public records, journals, and books published between 1895 and 1917, Terence Kissack expands the scope of the history of LGBT politics in the United States. read more »
In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement. read more »
A down-and-dirty survey of the surrealist movement written by leading situationist theorist Raoul Vaneigem. Vaneigem’s sketch bars no holds, blistering on surrealism’s artistic and political aporias, and packed with telling quotations, it gives respect where respect is due, shedding a great deal of light on situationist attitudes, negative and positive, towards their surrealist predecessors.
"When we grasp fully that the best expressions of our humanity were not invented by civilization but by cultures that preceded it, that the natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully realize our dreams, we will be on the way to a long overdue reconciliation between opposites which are of our own making." --from Coming Home to the Pleistocene read more »
With mass poisonings, global warming and other tidings of contemporary civilization threatening the planet, shouldn’t we begin to reconsider our unthinking attachment to it? read more »
For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare. read more »