Category Archives: Theoria

Integrality and Embodiment in Jean Gebser and Sri Aurobindo – Debashish Banerji

Jean Gebser (1905-1973)  keynote for the 43rd jean gebser society conference, los angeles, 10/4/13 Jean Gebser gives us a philosophy of history which looks at emergent structures of consciousness as forms of relative concealment and unconcelament of what he calls “the ever-present Origin.” In this he can be said to follow Heidegger’s reinterpretation of Hegel, the first modern philosopher of history. Instead of Hegel’s historicism, Heidegger had put agency back in the human, and acknowledged Being as setting up the horizon and confronting beings, who find themselves in their “thrownness,” responding with language, the house…

Arthur Kroker: Body Drift in the Writings of Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway

Katherine Hayles Body Drift in the Writings of Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway (a new book by Arthur Kroker) Body Drift from C Theory  Peter Maravelis (City Lights) in conversation with Arthur Kroker   The following interview with Arthur Kroker, which focused on his new book, Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway (UMP, 2012), was conducted by Peter Maravelis, events coordinator at San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore, editor of the critically acclaimed anthology, San Francisco Noir, and founder of the Red Boat Opera, a portable theatrical troupe operating in the Bay Area. City Lights: Congratulations on your new book, you've covered…

Zizek on Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism 2018

Slavoj Žižek, contemporary philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Western Buddhism, the West, capitalism, science, ideology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, bodhisattva, samsara, enlightenment, kharma, nirvana, war, aka another Buddhism and the Rise of the Spirit of Global Capitalism lecture. From the European Graduate School on the nature of self, suffering, free will, the globalized subject of hyper capitalism and meditation amidst its discontents (al)..

The Extended Mind by Andy Clark & David J. Chalmers

David Chalmers. Reprinted in D. Chalmers (ed) PHILOSOPHY OF MIND:CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS (Oxford University Press, 2002) The Extended Mind Andy Clark & David J. Chalmers [*] Department of Philosophy Washington University St. Louis, MO 63130 Department of Philosophy University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 [email protected] [email protected] *[[Authors are listed in order of degree of belief in the central thesis.]] [[Published in Analysis 58:10-23, 1998. Reprinted in (P. Grim, ed) The Philosopher's Annual, vol XXI, 1998.]] 1 Introduction Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The question invites two standard replies.…

The Theory Generation by Nicholas Dames

Roland Barthes. "Fortunately, I learned Theory on my own and did not sit though a bunch of Semiotics 201 classes to be preached to from the pulpit of French Theory and so have found in Theory a welcome solvent for the totalizing claims that various spiritual paths have made upon myself over the years. However, I can well understand how the literary departments of Yale, Brown and the like became churches for worship at the shrine of deconstruction in the 80s. The following article relates the problems the reification of Theory created for its initiate and…

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