MULTITUDE OF BLOGS None of the PDFs are my own productions. I've collected them from web (e-mule, avax, libreremo, socialist bros, cross-x, gigapedia..) What I did was thematizing. This blog's project is to create an e-library for a Heideggerian philosophy and Bourdieuan sociology Φ market-created inequalities must be overthrown in order to close knowledge gap. this is an uprising, do ya punk?

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cassirer - Language and Myth

Language and Myth
by Ernst Cassirer

Paperback: 103 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications

here is a review

[cy twombly - apollo; regarding Cassirer ". . . it is [the work of naming] which transforms the world of sense impressions, which animals also possess, into a mental world, a world of ideas and meaning." (p. 28)]

Unquiet Understanding: Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics

Unquiet Understanding:
Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics
(Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
by Nicholas Davey

Paperback: 291 pages
Publisher: State University of New York Press

From the Back Cover
"This is the most enlightening introduction available to Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics. It redefines transcendence and translation in hermeneutical terms, but it goes substantially beyond this to offer an introduction to many other topics in philosophical hermeneutics." — Richard E. Palmer, coeditor of Dialogue and Deconstruction: The Gadamer-Derrida Encounter

In Unquiet Understanding, Nicholas Davey reappropriates the radical content of Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics to reveal that it offers a powerful critique of Nietzsche’s philosophy of language, nihilism, and post-structuralist deconstructions of meaning. By critically engaging with the practical and ethical implications of philosophical hermeneutics, Davey asserts that the importance of philosophical hermeneutics resides in a formidable double claim that strikes at the heart of both traditional philosophy and deconstruction. He shows that to seek control over the fluid nature of linguistic meaning with rigid conceptual regimes or to despair of such fluidity because it frustrates hope for stable meaning is to succumb to nihilism. Both are indicative of a failure to appreciate that understanding depends upon the vital instability of the "word." This innovative book demonstrates that Gadamer’s thought merits a radical reappraisal and that it is more provocative than commonly supposed.

"Elegantly written, this book provides an engaging, original, and challenging reading of Gadamer’s hermeneutics. Davey offers an insightful clarification of the nature and specific contribution of hermeneutics as well as a revealing description of the wantonness of understanding." — Jean Grondin, author of Sources of Hermeneutics

here we have a problem. I don't know what happened but even my copy isn't working. but I found a way to open it. first download the file. then mail it to yourself. then open it in gmail as "view as html". it opens page by page. fully quotable. if I found a new clear copy I'll upload it. bye

Foti - Vision's Invisibles: Philosophical Explorations

Vision's Invisibles:
Philosophical Explorations
(Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
by Veronique M. Foti

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: State University of New York Press

From the Back Cover
"Although philosophy today has abandoned its former fascination with transcendent invisibles, it has largely unexamined the historical articulations of the divide between 'the visible' and 'the invisible.' Vision's Invisibles argues that such a self-examination is necessary for the sensitization of philosophical sight, as well as for engagements with visuality in other domains. To this end, it investigates a range of challenging understandings of visuality in its relation to invisibles, as articulated in the texts of key historical thinkers-Heraclitus, Plato, and Descartes-and of twentieth-century philosophers, including Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Derrida, and Heidegger."

al sana

[cy twombly - wilder]

is there a sabbath for thought ?

[gustave doré - the enigma]

Is There a Sabbath for Thought?:
Between Religion and Philosophy
(Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)
by William Desmond

Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Fordham University Press (June 1, 2005)

Seeking to renew an ancient companionship between the philosophical and the religious, this book’s meditative chapters dwell on certain elemental experiences or happenings that keep the soul alive to the enigma of the divine. William Desmond engages the philosophical work of Pascal, Kant, Hegel,Nietzsche, Shestov, and Soloviev, among others, and pursues with a philosophical mindfulness what is most intimate in us, yet most universal: sleep, poverty, imagination, courage and witness, reverence, hatred and love, peace and war. Being religious has to do with that intimate universal, beyond arbitrarysubjectivism and reductionist objectivism.

In this book, he attempts to look at religion with a fresh and open mind,asking how philosophy might itself stand up to some of the questions posed to it by religion, not just how religion might stand up to the questions posed to it by philosophy. Desmond tries to pursue a new and different policy, one faithful to the light of this dialogue.

"world: ...lost in subtle metaphor, retreats" Sylvia Plath

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Derrida - Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression

In Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida deftly guides us through an extended meditation on remembrance, religion, time, and technology—fruitfully occasioned by a deconstructive analysis of the notion of archiving. Intrigued by the evocative relationship between technologies of inscription and psychic processes, Derrida offers for the first time a major statement on the pervasive impact of electronic media, particularly e-mail, which threaten to transform the entire public and private space of humanity. Plying this rich material with characteristic virtuosity, Derrida constructs a synergistic reading of archives and archiving, both provocative and compelling.

"Judaic mythos, Freudian psychoanalysis, and e-mail all get fused into another staggeringly dense, brilliant slab of scholarship and suggestion."—The Guardian

"[Derrida] convincingly argues that, although the archive is a public entity, it nevertheless is the repository of the private and personal, including even intimate details."—Choice

parallel campaign

Deleuze - Pure Immanence: Essays on A Life

Pure Immanence: Essays on A Life
by Gilles Deleuze

Hardcover: 100 pages
Publisher: Zone Books (June 1, 2001)

From Publishers Weekly
Scholars and dabblers in philosophy will appreciate this brief posthumous collection of Gilles Deleuze's writings, Pure Immanence: Essays on a Life. Deleuze (Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza), a noted and controversial professor of philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, here variously writes on "a transcendental empiricism in contrast to everything that makes up the world of the subject and the object"; Dickens, Wagner and other artists; aesthetics, particularly cinema; and communication and information-machines. There are essays on Hume and Nietzsche, a discussion of the "plane of immanence," his final work before his death in 1995. Trans. by Anne Boyman; intro. by John Rajchman. ( May

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Deleuze (1925-95) worked through his career as a philosopher by exploring what he identified as a connection, rather than a disconnection, between phenomenology and analytical philosophy. Brought together in this small volume are three essays "Immanence: A Life," "Hume," and "Nietzsche" that illustrate his work well. Boyman's translation gives English readers the opportunity to understand how Deleuze demonstrated the validity of the connection both ably and engagingly. The first essay serves as a kind of coda against which any of Deleuze's other work can be read: here he limns the empirical differences between a life and this (one's) life. The following two essays are his reports on the relevance of how earlier philosophers conceptualized this kind of logic, allowing us to understand both their philosophies and our contemporary world. In "Hume," he concentrates on the idea of identity, while in "Nietzsche" he concerns himself and his reader with the move from identity to evaluation. Scholars and graduate students will welcome this volume, while some informed lay readers will find these tastes of the philosopher tantalizing. Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley P.L., CA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Heidegger Reexamined - H. Dreyfus (ed.)

Heidegger Reexamined
by Hubert L. Dreyfus (Editor), Mark Wrathall (Editor)
thank you Routledge

1408 pages

This collection of facsimile reprints brings together the most important recent scholarship examining the major stages in Heidegger's philosophical career. The first volume focuses on Heidegger's major work, Being and Time , as well as Heidegger's essays and lecture courses produced during the genesis of Being and Time, and shortly after its publication. The second volume covers the period from shortly after the publication of Being and Time up to the Letter on Humanism - that is, the period of Heidegger's notorious 'turn'. Volume three addresses the 'late' Heidegger: his thought from the 1940s until his death in 1976. It focuses on language and poetry, his renewed encounter with pre-Socratic philosophy, his development of the doctrine of the fourfold of earth, sky, mortals, and divinities, and his repeated attempts to radicalize his earlier accounts of Being and unconcealment. The fourth and final volume focuses on Heidegger's significance for contemporary issues in philosophy. Articles in this volume explore Heidegger's relevance to particular areas such as philosophy of mind and language, and relate Heidegger's thought to the philosophy of other contemporary philosophers like Wittgenstein, Searle, Davidson, Rorty, Levinas and Derrida.

to begin with being with-in
Fearless yet, if he must, man stands, and lonely vol 1
Before God, simplicity protects him, vol 2
No weapon does he need nor subterfuge vol 3
Until God's being "not there" helps him. vol 4

Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, and the Destiny of Humankind

The Social Authority of Reason: Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, and the Destiny of Humankind
(SUNY Series in Philosophy)
by Philip J. Rossi

In "The Social Authority of Reason, Philip J. Rossi, SJ argues that the current cultural milieu of globalization is strikingly reflective of the human condition appraised by kant, in which mutual social interaction for human good is hamstrung by our contentious "unsociable sociability." He situates the paradoxical nature of contemporary society--"its opportunities for deepening the bonds of our common human mutuality along with its potential for enlarging the fissures that arise from our human differences--"in the context of Kant's notion of radical evil. As a corrective, Rossi proposes that we draw upon the social charcater of Kant's critique of reason, which offers a communal trajectory for human moral effort and action. This trajectory still has power to open the path to what Kant called "the highest political good"--"lasting peace among nations.

categorical imperative, still (a distilling one), touchs

Art, Origins, Otherness: Between Philosophy and Art

Art, Origins, Otherness: Between Philosophy and Art by William Desmond
* Publisher: State University of New York Press
* Pub. Date: August 2003
* ISBN-13: 9780791457450
* 336pp

Though our time is often said to be post-religious and post-metaphysical, many continue to seek some encounter with otherness and transcendence in art. This book deals diversely with the issues of art, origins, and otherness, both in themselves and in philosophical engagements with the works of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Addressing themes such as eros and mania, genius and sublime, transcendence and the saving power of art, William Desmond tries to make sense of the paradox that too much has been asked of art that now almost nothing is asked of it. He argues that there is more to be said philosophically of art, and claims that art has the power to open up mindfulness beyond objectifying knowledge, as well as beyond thinking that claims to be entirely self-determining.

kral çalışma

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sociometry Archive

here is a Sociometry Archive, composed by Eyüp (eyüp abi biliyon gavurcada ağabey denilmiyor yoksa canım ciğerimsin). It contains most of the central articles and many articles on sociometry's usage in/realtion to other fields.

once upon a time sociometry was sth like this [thanks for the comment which reminded me of the article's age (actually ice age). they are about the early phase of sociometry ]

just a minute what is sociometry?
sociometry assoc.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

wake up, libraries are under attack

here is the news (I am disgusted)

Libraries to be 'new channel' for direct marketing

Richard Lea
Monday November 5, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

A scheme to put thousands of advertisements into library books will find borrowers taking home a little more than they had bargained for.

Up to 500,000 inserts a month are due to be handed out by libraries in Essex, Somerset, Bromley, Leeds and Southend.

The plan is being run by the direct marketing company Howse Jackson, whose business development director Mark Jackson said the company was "very proud" of what he described as "a brand new channel" for direct marketing.

damn you "the very proud" I don't want to see Microsoft ad when reading Question Concerning Technology

full article

National Safety Council - records from ice age


via beware of the blog :
Six scratchy pop-filled 33 1/3 rpm records (to accompany a filmstrip or slides?) from the National Safety Council (in collaboration with the United States Department of Labor on 5 of the discs) from well over 50 years ago.

I think these are interesting pieces to see how the mind/body is being shaped by pre-visual technologies. there are 6 headlines: follow the leader; stop,look and listen; right dress; principles and interests; open for infection; production with safety. they need a psychoanalytic study. how judgment is done and what are "the techniques of listener"? how the medium is constructed? what is the "listening" culture? how reliability is constructed? of course there are studies on this. if u know any please comment. thanks.

go, download

Friday, December 7, 2007

McDonald's Farmer Game

Making industrial food has never been so fun.
See if you can keep your customers happy by
keeping the cheap burgers flowing.

here is a wonderful game which covers the multidimensionality of exploitation structures. how industry operates in relation to the state and society.
"a must play"Fark Yaraları

Acknowledgements: thanks to simit for this contribution
to play

Monday, December 3, 2007

French Art Songs of the 19th-Century

French Art Songs of the Nineteenth-Century:
Thirty-Nine Works from Berlioz to Debussy
compiled by Philip Hale

Vieille chanson (words by Charles Millevoye)
Pastorale (words by Jean-François Regnard)
Si j'étais jardinier (words by Roger Miles)
Tu me dirais (words by Rosemond Gérard)
"Les morts (No. 1 of Chansons de Miarka, Op. 17, words by Jean Richepin)"
"Les cloches (No. 2 of Deux romances, words by Paul Bourget)"
"Il pleure dans mon coeur (No. 2 of Ariettes oubliées, words by Paul Verlaine)"
"Haromonie du soir (No. 2 of Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire, words by Charles Baudelaire)"
La mort des amants (No. 5 of Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire)
Romance (No. 1 of Deux romances to words by Bourget)
L'ombre des arbres (No. 3 of Ariettes oubliées to words by Verlaine)
Les filles de Cadix (words by Alfred de Musset)
Jours passés (words by Armand Silvestre)
Extase (words by Jean Lahor)
Soupir (words by Armand Sully-Prudhomme)
Le mariage des roses (words by Eugène David)
Lied (words by Lucien Paté)
Te souviens-tu? (words by composer)
Embarquez-vous! (words by Ulrich Guttinguer)
L'amour (words by Rose Harel)
Au printemps (words by Jules Barbier)
Medjé: chanson arabe (words by Jules Barbier)
Le vallon (words by Alphonse de Lamartine)
"L'heure exquise (No. 5 of Chansons grises, words by Paul Verlaine)"
Si mes vers avaient des ailes! (words by Victor Hugo)
"Madrigal dans le style ancien (Op. 4, words by Robert de Bonnières)"
"Lied maritime (Op. 43, words by composer)"
Chant provençal (words by Michel Carré)
Ouvre tes yeux bleux (words by Paul Robiquet)
Que l'heure est donc brève (words by Armand Silvestre)
Sérénade (Op. 7; words by Eugène Adenis)
La cloche (words by Victor Hugo)
Clair de lune (words by Catulle Mendès)
Le soir (words by Michel Carré)
Soupir (words by Théophile Gautier)


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Derrida - a documentary


official site

Kirby Dick: Kirby Dick is an award-winning Los Angeles filmmaker. His most recent film, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. His previous film, TWIST OF FAITH, about clergy sexual abuse, was nominated for an Academy Award. Earlier films include DERRIDA, winner of the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and CHAIN CAMERA, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1997 he directed the internationally acclaimed SICK: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Amy Ziering Kofman: DERRIDA marks Amy Ziering Kofman’s directing debut. She most recently produced the critically acclaimed feature documentary TAYLOR’S CAMPAIGN, which followed the race for a seat on the Santa Monica City Council by one of its homeless residents.

watch now

there are many videos about Derrida here

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook To Derrida On Deconstruction

Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the last fifty years. Derrida on Deconstruction introduces and assesses:

* Derrida's life and the background to his philosophy
* the key themes of the critique of metaphysics, language and ethics that characterize his most widely read works
* the continuing importance of Derrida's work to philosophy.

This is a much-needed introduction for philosophy or humanities students undertaking courses on Derrida.

an introduction for beginners. to begin. to beg. in. derrida. dada.

The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam

The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History
(Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)
by G. R. Hawting

"Hawting has accomplished his task with deep learning and with sharp, detailed arguments. All students of Arabia and early Islam will do well to read this book." Meas Bulletin

"The book is original and challenging and should be read by all scholars interested in the Quran, Islamic origins, and how religions imagine their origins." Religious Studies Review

Book Description
Why and under what circumstances did the religion of Islam emerge in a remote part of Arabia at the beginning of the seventh century? Traditional scholarship maintains that Islam developed in opposition to the idolatrous and polytheistic religion of the Arabs of Mecca and the surrounding regions. In this study of pre-Islamic Arabian religion, G. R. Hawting adopts a comparative religious perspective to suggest an alternative view. By examining the various bodies of evidence which survive from this period, the Koran and the vast resources of the Islamic tradition, the author argues that in fact Islam arose out of conflict with other monotheists whose beliefs and practices were judged to fall short of true monotheism and were, in consequence, attacked polemically as idolatry. The author is adept at unravelling the complexities of the source material, and students and scholars will find his argument both engaging and persuasive.

mecca in time of sultan abdulhamid the 2nd

The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it - Suraiya Faroqhi

The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it - Suraiya Faroqhi
I.B Tauris

In Islamic law the world was made up of the House of Islam and the House of War with the Ottoman Sultan--the perceived successor to the Caliphs--supreme ruler of the Islamic world. However, Suraiya Faroqhi demonstrates that there was no iron curtain between the Ottoman and other worlds but rather a long-established network of diplomatic, financial, cultural and religious connections. These extended to the empires of Asia and the modern states of Europe. Faroqhi's book is based on a huge study of original and early modern sources, including diplomatic records, travel and geographical writing, as well as personal accounts.

once upon a time is now

The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power

The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power

Islamism is often associated with oppositional social movements. However, increasingly, Muslim states too have served as agents of Islamism. They have adopted Islamization strategies, and realigned state ideology and policy-making to reflect Islamist ideals and to fulfill demands of Islamic ideology. They have done so not only as a reaction to Islamist challenges from below but also to harness the energies of Islamism to expand state power and capacity. By co-opting Islamism, they have strengthened the postcolonial state. Pakistan during the Zia ul-Haq period, and Malaysia under Mahathir Mohammad have been at the forefront of this trend, devising Islamization from above strategies that allowed these weak states to effectively alleviate limitations before exercise of state power and to pursue goals such as economic growth. The Islamization of the postcolonial state underscores the importance of religion and culture to state power and capacity.

"an islamic state is coming soon!" it writes

Bourdieu & Coleman - Social Theory for a Changing Society

Social theory for a changing society.
Edited by Pierre Bourdieu and James S. Coleman.
1991, vii, 389 S

Prologue: Constructed Social Organization , James S. Coleman 1

Michael Hechter , 14
Susan P. Shapiro , 16

1 Moebius-Strip Organizations and Open Labor Markets: Some Consequences of the Reintegration of Conception and Execution in a Volatile Economy , Charles Sabel 23

Richard Biernacki , 54
David Stark , 56
2 The Future of Bureaucracy and Hierarchy in Organizational Theory: A Report from the Field , Rosabeth Moss Kanter 63

Peter Hedström , 87
Edward O. Laumann , 90
3 Indirect Relationships and Imagined Communities: Large-Scale Social Integration and the Transformation of Everyday Life , Craig Calhoun 95

Gudmund Hernes , 121
Edward Shils , 126

4 Social Structure, Institutions, and Cultural Goods: The Case of the United States , Paul DiMaggio 133

Wendy Griswold , 156
Richard A. Peterson , 159
5 The New and the Old in Religion , Thomas Luckmann 167

Andrew Greeley , 182
Seymour Martin Lipset , 185
6 Families, Childrearing, and Education 189
Opening Remarks , Charles E. Bidwell 189
Institutions and Human Capital Development , Mary C. Brinton 194
Individuals, Institutions, and Academic Achievement , James W. Stigler 198

7 On the Individualistic Theory of Social Order , Alessandro Pizzorno 209

Rogers Brubaker , 234
Donald N. Levine , 238
8 Discretion, Institutions, and the Problem of Government Commitment , Kenneth A. Shepsle 245

Russell Hardin , 263
9 Law Without Accidents , Kim Lane Scheppele 267

Jack Goldstone , 293
Michael Hechter , 296

10 Bounded States in a Global Market: The Uses of International Labor Migrations , Aristide R. Zolberg 301

Charles C. Ragin , 325
George Steinmetz , 329
11 Intellectuals and Domination in Post-Communist Societies , George Konrad and Ivan Szelenyi 337

Seymour Martin Lipset , 364
Klemens Szaniawski , 369
Epilogue: On the Possibility of a Field of World Sociology , Pierre Bourdieu 373
About the Book and Editors 389

bourdieu rules!