“To Think With Derrida Wherever He Is”

La revue du Collège international de philosophie —   N° 89-90, 2016/2 Penser avec Derrida où qu’il soit Sommaire EXERGUE …Où qu’il soit Safaa Fathy HORIZONS Au lieu de l’écriture Carlos Lobo CORPUS Métaphore, méta-force Geoffrey Bennington Jacques Derrida/Gaston Bachelard. Pour une métaphorologie fractale. La « fleur de Schrödinger » dans Le Jardin d’Épicure Charles Alunni Derrida et Frege Marian Hobson Les logiques de Derrida Carlos Lobo Derrida fantôme Catherine Paoletti Derrida avant Derrida … Read more “To Think With Derrida Wherever He Is”

Hyperion Mallarmé

A new issue of Hyperion, the first of a two-part issue on Mallarmé curated by guest editor Kari Hukkila, was released at the end of last year. It features new texts written expressly for this occasion, as well as the first-ever English translation of Alain Badiou’s Perroquet text from 1986, “Est-il exact que toute pensée émet un coup de dés?” Badiou reads Mallarmé’s Coup de dés as “the greatest … Read more Hyperion Mallarmé

Nimrod (befoe ISIS), Peter Sloterdijk on Heidegger (in French), Samah Selim on Translation & Adaptation

& here for the weekend’s end a few items of interest in between the ongoing Meddeb / Malady of Islam serialization: Much angered by the destruction of Nimrod & other archeological sites. Must be the first time I am thankful (put that word under erasure) for the British & French colonial greed that stole & stored much of the moveable treasures in their museums. Nimroud : à quoi ressemble la … Read more Nimrod (befoe ISIS), Peter Sloterdijk on Heidegger (in French), Samah Selim on Translation & Adaptation

Spinoza Lived Here

Via the Dutch online magazine Filosofie: ‘ALL OF THESE PEOPLE COME HERE FOR PHILOSOPHY?’ Foreign philosophers often react with surprise: why is philosophy so popular in the Netherlands? Dutch philosophers write bestsellers, the “philosophical cafes” are full, and the Month of Philosophy is flourishing. Does it have something to do with the national character of the Dutch? And does this say anything about the quest for meaning in the … Read more Spinoza Lived Here

Butler Adorn’od

I followed the Judith Butler debate in the German newspapers these past 6 weeks or so, but didn’t post on it. The following article from Muzzlewatch however is worth calling attention to as it is a good summary of the craven & unwarranted opposition to Butler being given the Adorno prize: Why Judith Butler had to be shut down Posted on September 25 2012 by Cecilie Surasky under Anti-semitism , Censorship , Educational Institutions.  The announcement of a … Read more Butler Adorn’od

Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (3)

[Third and Final installment: What did Galileo do?] Gilles: You said something quite marvelous. I insist on the following point because it’s a kind of philosophy in connection with modern science. I refer again to Bergson’s example, because to say that Bergson made a metaphysics from duration and liquidates science, one has to be profoundly retarded [débile] to say something like that. Bergson’s idea is that modern science gives … Read more Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (3)

Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (2)

[Part 2: Everything is event ] Everything is event, yes, including the great pyramid, says Whitehead. Even from the perspective of style, he’s quite Leibnizian. Generally, we consider an event as a category of very special things, for example, I go out into the street and get run over by a bus. It’s an event. But the great pyramid is not an event. At most, I would say, well … Read more Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz (2)