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The following text is a transcription of the presentation given at the 19th Annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Media – 15th-17th March 2017. (originally published in: http://gustavoracy.wixsite.com/anthrophilosophy/single-post/2017/03/20/Walter-Benjamins-Concept-of-the-Image-the-case-of-Photography ) With no further ado, allow me to begin this presentation on the concept of image with, precisely, an image. Paul
(Here below, the editorial of the n. 4, 2016 of the Journal ‘Polis’, titled ‘The contribution of Critical Theory in understanding society‘, edited by Federico Sollazzo) Abstract Is Critical Theory a part of our knowledge we can access just in a kind of museum of history of ideas, or is
“From a very early stage the ideological history of the bourgeoisie was nothing but a desperate resistance to every insight into the true nature of the society it had created.” G. Lukács     Removing a statue of a philosopher? You may expect something like this to happen in Nazi
*Image via Wikimedia Commons Felipe Ziotti Narita São Paulo State University (Unesp) – SP, Brazil In an insightful essay published in the late 1960s, Marcuse (1969, 27) argues that the concept of revolution in Marxian theory encompasses a double movement: if the concept is deeply interwoven with the historical horizon
Ai Weiwei’s rhizomatic four gallery show (NYC, Fall 2016) may be the perfect opportunity to revisit the post-colonial argument brought to light by Thomas McEvilley’s review of MoMA’s 1984 exhibition  “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art. The essence of McEvilley’s inquiry being: By placing an Other in the cannon of contemporary art are
“The contemporary movement that seeks to restrict liberty on campus arose specifically in the provocative work of the late Marxist political and social philosopher Herbert Marcuse . . .”  ―Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate In recent years highly publicized educational commentators, like David Horowitz (2006a, 2006b, 2000), and
Article originally posted on libcom by Scott Jay, on Jan 05. 2016. Editorial note: One more important article, from the beginning of this year, after all illusions of “left government” in Greece were dissolved, in context of the austerity measures, reformism, memorandum, referendum, economy,liberties and involvement of intellectuals of the
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