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?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


nothing to say. just a montage-assemblage

What then, if philosophy – whether as critique or not – loses its sovereignty, and is indeed no longer capable of effecting its own desubstantialisation, its own expropriation? What if it exists in a field where the substance of thought is beyond the scope of its own self-legislation? Or, to paraphrase Kant, What is it to orient oneself in capitalism?, which is to say in a reality where philosophy is beset and often outstripped by an ‘automatic subject’, to use Marx’s ominous phrase, which critique struggles to circumscribe and which non-critical affirmative thought strains to rival?


Blanchot writes in The Infinite Conversation (p.265) "an uncertain, indecisive fate that therefore remains always unaccomplished"

Adorno to Bloch (1962) "A good deal of what I wrote in my youth has the character of a dreamlike anticipation, and only after a certain moment of shock, which no doubt coincided with the outbreak of Hitler’s Reich, did I truly believe that I was right to do what I did. Like most socalled child prodigies, I am a very late developer, and I still feel today that whatever I truly exist for still lies before me"


I'm disgusted with the Ph.D application process, what a waste of time. bourdieu was right verbatim. I want to wake up to a morning of homo academicus hecatomb


en azından Celan & Bachmann mektuplaşmalarının türkçesi çıktı, turkuvaz kitap, adi "kalp zamanı" (herzzeit). Yok Etme'de hani güler ya Maria (Bachmann) tüm bir kitabı kateder sonra bu neşe, ve sonrasını bilmediğim bir yerde metin kayıplara karışır, Bernhard nereye kaçışır, nasıl hayatta kalır? belki bu yüzden Bachmann, Bernhard için Beckett'i aştı diyordu, hayatta "kal"manın bir yolunu buldu.

turkish translation of herzzeit (celan-bachmann correspondance) made its way to shelves now. remembrance tells me of the smile Maria gifted to Bernhard's Auflösung [extinction], at the same time visceral and vicarious, bringing madness a twist, appropriating it, running away turning back, those true fugitives full of laughter run away, we lose the trace- no longer "trace"s. after human. that's why Bachmann wrote Bernhard passed beyond Beckett concerning the determinations his ecriture deals with. He found a way to remain alive.


Jean-Luc Nancy - The Gravity of Thought [made in istanbul]

pebbles, mothers: imagination dead, imagine!

Heidegger - The End of Philosophy [made in istanbul]

Joan Stambaugh's translations of the works of Heidegger, accomplished with his guidance, have made key aspects of his thought and philosophy accessible to readers of English for many years. This collection, writes Stambaugh, contains Heidegger's attempt "to show the history of Being as metaphysics," combining three chapters from the philosopher's Nietzsche ("Metaphysics as a History of Being," "Sketches for a History of Being as Metaphysics," and "Recollection in Metaphysics") with a selection from Vortrauml;ge und Aufsauml;tze ("Overcoming Metaphysics").

Jean-Luc Nancy - The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus [made in istanbul]

(this early work must be read alongside The Subject of Philosophy by Lacoue-Labarthe. the question of WITZ is the cleavage)

Why is it that the modern conception of literature begins with one of the worst writers of the philosophical tradition? Such is the paradoxical question that lies at the heart of Jean-Luc Nancy’s highly original and now-classic study of the role of language in the critical philosophy of Kant. While Kant did not turn his attention very often to the philosophy of language, Nancy demonstrates to what extent he was anything but oblivious to it. He shows, in fact, that the question of philosophical style, of how to write critical philosophy, goes to the core of Kant’s attempt to articulate the limits, once and for all, that would establish human reason in its autonomy and freedom. He also shows how this properly philosophical program, the very pinnacle of the Enlightenment, leads Kant to posit literature as its other by way of what is here called the syncope, and how this other of philosophy, entirely its product, cannot be said to exist outside of metaphysics in its accomplishment. This subtle, unprecedented reading of Kant demonstrates the continued importance of reflection on the relation between philosophy and literature, indeed, why any commitment to Enlightenment must consider and confront this partition anew.

Houlgate (ed) - The Hegel Reader [made in istanbul]

Blumenberg - The Legitimacy of the Modern Age [made in istanbul]

we will see in this new century the forces his work released, they are written for a coming age where no witness of The Century will remain.

In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl Lowith's well-known thesis that the idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramatic intervention that will consummate the history of the world from outside. Instead, Blumenberg argues, the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internal logic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man's responsibility for his own fate.

Hans Blumenberg is professor of philosophy at the University of Munster. The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.

Martin Jay - The dialectical imagination: a history of the Frankfurt School... [made in istanbul]

Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Franz Neumann, Theodor Adorno, Leo Lowenthal--the impact of the Frankfurt School on the sociological, political, and cultural thought of the twentieth century has been profound. The Dialectical Imagination is a major history of this monumental cultural and intellectual enterprise during its early years in Germany and in the United States. Martin Jay has provided a substantial new preface for this edition, in which he reflects on the continuing relevance of the work of the Frankfurt School. Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Franz Neumann, Theodor Adorno, Leo Lowenthal--the impact of the Frankfurt School on the sociological, political, and cultural thought of the twentieth century has been profound. The Dialectical Imagination is a major history of this monumental cultural and intellectual enterprise during its early years in Germany and in the United States. Martin Jay has provided a substantial new preface for this edition, in which he reflects on the continuing relevance of the work of the Frankfurt School.

Umbr(a) - The Dark God


above all has the piece by Lacoue-Labarthe "Pasolini, an improvisation (of a Saintliness)"

p.s. christian jambet is probably the worst word-splitter of France
"audacious enough to turn a deaf ear to that heavenly voice in order to uphold a theory that does not require them to rack their brains" Kant, Critique of Practical Reason, p.51 [ak 35] of Pluhar translation

Sara Ahmed - The Cultural Politics of Emotion [made in istanbul]

if you wonder what is postphenomenology this is the introduction.

In The Cultural Politics of the Emotions, Sara Ahmed develops a new methodology for reading "the emotionality of texts." She offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation, and reflects on the role of emotions in feminist and queer politics. Of interest to readers in gender studies and cultural studies, the psychology and sociology of emotions, and phenomenology and psychoanalysis, The Cultural Politics of the Emotions offers new ways of thinking about our inner and our outer lives.

Bourdieu - The Craft of Sociology [made in istanbul]

manifesto for a revolutionary scientific praxis

The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced students of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book includes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology.

Jean-Luc Nancy - The Birth to Presence [made in istanbul]

spacing as such
thing things, world worlds, human humans

The Agamben Effect (special issue of SAQ) [made in istanbul]

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben-whose work has influenced intellectuals in political theory, political philosophy, legal theory, literature, and art-stands among the foremost thinkers of the modern era. Engaging with a range of thinkers from Carl Schmitt and Martin Heidegger to Jacques Ranciegrave;re and Alain Badiou, Agamben considers some of the most pressing issues in recent history and politics. His work explores the relationship between the sovereign state and the politically marginalized Homo sacer-exiles, refugees, prisoners of war, and others whom the state actively excludes from political participation and full humanity. Further, his critique of the increasing deployment of a "state of exception"-the declaration of a state of emergency that legitimizes the sovereign state's suspension of law for the public good-as a dominant paradigm for governing has particular power in today's global political climate. Infused with the spirit of Agamben's critical self-reflection, this special issue of SAQ examines his seminal works Homo Sacer (1995), The Open (2002), and State of Exception (2003). Some contributors use Agamben's work to examine the history of abortion law in the West, the history of slavery, and women's rights. Others analyze the connections between Agamben's work and that of his contemporaries, including Jacques Derrida, Slavoj Zizek, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Other essays identify new points of interdisciplinary communication between some of Agamben's most provocative ideas and popular twentieth-century writing.

Marc Froment-Meurice - That is to say: Heidegger's poetics [made in istanbul]

This is the first authoritative, book-length study of what Heidegger called "thinking poetics." That Is to Say conducts its analysis of Heideggerian poetics by expounding the sense of language from the perspective of fundamental ontology. This project is carried out in readings of the pertinent chapters of Being and Time, the lectures on Hölderlin, “The Origin of the Work of Art,” and On the Way to Language. The book is guided by a question that no other writer on Heidegger has yet asked: Why should poiesis provide a privileged access to the specificity of the poetic?

With this question guiding his quite unorthodox analyses of Heidegger's texts on poetics and the work of art, the author sheds new light on every aspect of Heidegger's philosophy. The analyses devoted to Heidegger's idea of a proximity between thinking and poetry, his conception of Hölderlin as the poet, of poetic experience, and of the privilege he accords the name reveal a series of presuppositions and necessary assumptions in Heidegger's conception of poetry that not only remain unthought by Heidegger himself, but that, strictly speaking, cannot be thought in terms of what Heidegger understood by thinking.

That Is to Say points to the limits of poetics with regard to the work of art, and in particular the literary work. In doing so, it gestures toward new ways of doing justice to the literary and to art in general.

read it alongside Lacoue-Labarthe

'68 reads meurice reads heidegger

Dastur - Telling Time [made in istanbul]

Telling Time takes up Heidegger's idea of a 'phenomenological chronology'. It poses the question of the possibility of a phenomenological language that would be given over to the 'temporality of being' and the finitude of existence.
The book combines a discussion of approaches to language in the philosophical tradition with readings of Husserl on temporality and the early and late texts of Heidegger's on logic, truth and the nature of language. As with Heidegger's "deconstruction" of logic and metaphysics, Dastur's work is also informed by Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence and Nietzschean genealogy.

Hyppolite - Studies on Marx and Hegel [made in istanbul]

hyppolite reloaded!

from eon on this book is non-extant, disenclosure unworks, categorical imperative renders word common.

This collection of essays is a welcome addition to the literature on the early Marx and the relationship to Hegel. They were first published in book form in French in 1955. Half the essays are on Hegel and half are on Marx, and it is the second series that will be of greatest interest to sociologists. Of these, two are of major importance: one is a commentary on Marx's 1843 Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, a document that importance of which for Marx's development is only just being discovered. The second claims that Capital is unintelligible apart form the philosophical presuppositions that underly it, presuppositions to be found in Marx's early writings and even further back in Hegel. This is particularly interesting at a time when the publication in English of substantial excerpts of the Grundrisse, interest is reviving in Marx's later writings. The most interesting of the essays on Hegel deals with Lukacs' book on The Young Hegel and spells out in detail the notions of alienation and objectification, notions that were identical for Hegel but not for Marx. Two criticisms must be made: firstly, it is very difficult to tell when and where any of the essays were published for the first time; secondly, the introduction to this sort of a book should either deal with the background to Hyppolite's essays, so that the reader can approach them with the knowledge of context, or a critical assessment of them - or even both. Here, however, the 'Introduction' is a little - and wholly admirable - essay comparing the views of Hegel and Marx on history with no reference to what is supposed to be introducing.

stoekl has a nice article 'Round Dusk: Kojève at "The End" have a look,

Kristeva - Proust and the sense of time [made in istanbul]

Kristeva presents a thoroughly original and compelling reading of Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past, " just delivered at the 1992 T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures at Canterbury. Kristeva's first essay, "Proust and Time Embodied," takes a broadly psychoanalytical, linguistically sensitive approach to Proust's exploration of time and the operation of memory. Next in "In Search of Madeline," she delves into Proust's concept of the little cake that flooded him with the taste of childhood regained, providing an explanation for Proust's search for the deeper levels of childhood grounded in her psychoanalytic experience. Throughout "Proust and the Sense of Time, " Kristeva draws on Proust's notebooks and manuscripts, pointing out significant variations in the different versions of his work. She examines his early philosophical training and the philosophical trends in Paris at the turn of the century, seeking to explain how he his concept of the primacy of memory and sensation.

Leibniz - Philosophical papers and letters [made in istanbul]

Paperback: 752 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (December 31, 1975)

Erwin & Dora Panofsky - Pandora's Box: The Changing Aspects of a Mythical Symbol [made in istanbul]

This is one of my favourites.

Pandora was the "pagan Eve," and she is one of the rare mythological figures to have retained vitality up to our day. Glorified by Calderon, Voltaire, and Goethe, she is familiar to all of us, and "Pandora's box" is a household word. In this classic study Dora and Erwin Panofsky trace the history of Pandora and of Pandora's box in European literature and art from Roman times to the present.

Nietzsche's aesthetic turn: reading Nietzsche after Heidegger, Deleuze, and Derrida [made in istanbul]

by James J. Winchester

Negativity and politics: Dionysus and dialectics from Kant to poststructuralism [made in istanbul]

by Diana H. Coole

Although frequently invoked by philosophers and political theorists, the theory of negativity has received remarkably little sustained attention.Negativity and Politicsis the first full-length study of this crucial topic within philosophy and political theory. Diana Coole explores the meaning of negativity in modern and postmodern thinking, and examines its significance for politics and our understanding of what constitutes the political. Beginning with an insightful reading of Kant'sCritique of Pure Reasonand a consideration of the work of Hegel, Coole goes on to discuss the importance of negativity in the thought of a number of key theorists including Nietzsche, Adorno, Kristeva, Freud, Foucault, Habermas, Deleuze, Derrida and Butler. Throughout, Coole clearly and skillfully shows how the problem of negativity lies at the heart of philosophical and political debate.

see google books

Dallmayr - Hegel: Modernity and Politics [made in istanbul]

Who is the leading philosopher of modernity? With this innovative volume, Dallmayr offers his learned opinion by exploring Hegel's thought as it pertains to the meaning of modernity and postmodernity: the celebration of individual freedom and the importance of a network of social relationships, public justice, and civic virtue. This lucid examination illustrates how Hegel responds to the urgent contemporary issues for which we look to the past for assistance. Because Fred R. Dallmayr's text clearly explicates Hegel's work in the context of current theoretical and philosophical debates about modernity, Hegel is recognized as a great figure in the history of political thought. This important text combines rigorous scholarship with a style that is accessible to both intermediate and advanced undergraduates, and graduates and professionals in political theory and the humanities. "Taking a sensible, chronological approach to Hegel's writings, G.W.F. Hegel is a well-written and thoughtful exposition of Hegel's political philosophy that should be accessible to advanced undergraduates and graduate students." --Choice "Hegel for our times. . . . Fred R. Dallmayr shows dramatically how Hegel enriched even those traditions that were critical of him. A lucid, well-argued exposition of the richness of Hegel's political philosophy. Hegel emerges from this study as a most-sophisticated and almost prescient critical philosopher of modernity. Surprisingly relevant for the attempts to achieve a viable civil society in post-communist countries. Inspiring and fresh, the book brings out the historically immense impact of Hegel's thought in all its variety." --Shlomo Avineri, The Hebrew University, Israel "Fred Dallmayr has written a splendid book on Hegel, focusing primarily on Hegel's political philosophy. Dallmayr's treatment is lucid, informed, judicious, and lively. Hegel comes 'alive' because Dallmayr shows how Hegel is relevant to some of the deepest tensions and problems that we confront today in our political life. Dallmayr is especially insightful in showing how Hegel deals with the tensions between the demands for individual freedom and the need to nurture communal social and political bonds. He explores the ways in which Hegelian themes have been developed and attacked by Hegel's heirs and critics. Dallmayr presents a strong case for showing that Hegel is the philosopher of modernity and how he still 'speaks to us.'" --Richard Bernstein, New School for Social Research "Fred Dallmayr has written a profound and wide-ranging book on Hegel. It draws on a substantial range of sources and throws a great deal of light on difficult ideas. It will be indispensable to scholars and students alike." --Raymond Plant, University of Southampton

see google books

Amselle - Mestizo Logics [made in istanbul]

Amselle's investigation of kinship, identity and motherhood makes a tart touch; what if infinite regression is?

see google books

Hyppolite - Logic and Existence [made in istanbul]

Hyppolite, more than any other lector, taught how to make Hegel a contemporary, diligently worked out, these essays mark (and remark then earmark) the movement of negativity that blew up in/at/for/with 68

Kojeve - Introduction to the Reading of Hegel [made in istanbul]

"The (human) I is the I of a Desire or of Desire."

p.s. why there is still no complete translation of this wonder?