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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... More specifically, in an “esoteric reading” of his work, read here through the optics of late medieval Neoplatonism, the article claims that the key to understanding Virilio’s work resides in a Neoplatonic metaphysics of light rather than a social-theoretics of speed. As such, it argues that Virilio...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the metaphysics of the subject” and at the same time “a forgetting of the metaphysical provenance and nature of this subject, a forgetting, mis-recognition or denegation of the metaphysics (or onto-theology) which it perpetuates” (13). In many ways, the entire trajectory of Nancy’s subsequent philosophy unfolds...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
....: 671ff.). Already in Sloterdijk’s work in the 1980s, the history of Enlightenment is told not only in terms of a metaphysics of knowledge and light, but also as a universal acceleration, a becoming lighter. Freedom of movement has served as the basis of our autonomy ever since the days...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on a circular track from the ceiling and made our first marks, that we fully grasped the double nature of what we had embarked on. To see the drawing, we had to light the center; doing so caused the drawing to bleed through to the piece's dimly lit outside, and it was the unintended consequences...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., difference, and meaning. By doing so the law of value actually produces reality (i.e. through simulation): we experience the world through the system of values laid down in its underlying metaphysics. The primary task of production is to suppress or to eliminate seduction. Where production brings things...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
...’” (“The Problem of Ultimate Philosophical Grounding in the Light of a Transcendental Speech Pragmatics: Attempt at a Metacritique of ‘Critical Rationalism’ ”). In Sprache und Erkenntnis: Festschrift für G. Frey zum 60; Geburtstag (Speech and Knowledge: A Festschrift for G. Frey on His Sixtieth Birthday ), edited...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and foremost technologies of speed and acceleration. They literally deconstruct the metaphysical framework of space and time, replacing it with one governed by “light-space” and “light-time.” While the first stage of this process involved what both André Leroi-Gourhan (1993) and Marshall McLuhan (1964...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., as is for instance nowadays illustrated by the rules and regulations that govern public space. Metastasis also sheds light on the debacle of multicultural society and the logic of the risk society. The subject has to become indifferent in order to cope with the excess of meaning and means. “We always already...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Stiegler is involved with, these engagements are built upon his unrelenting effort to bring technics back from the margins of the founding – and persisting – metaphysical framing of the questions of being and becoming. This “recovery” is also a demonstration of the nagging persistence of technics...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... is with the direction that metaphysics has taken, especially in its urban modern history (or “hypermodern” as we sometimes say today) as science and technology. This historical trajectory is to be put in touch with, and in this way subverted by, the otherwise hidden essence of metaphysics in the so-called Seinsfrage...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 206–225.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., the horrible, sometimes terrifying face with which the new, principal problem of our age announces itself. The problem of individuation as a problem other than metaphysical, logical, and political announced itself with the terrible face of the rampant opportunism and cynicism that won out, in Italy...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of the twentieth century as the age of that great collapse of civilization symbolized in such names as Auschwitz and Treblinka. Even were one empirically to bring to light the whole truth about the Shoah and entirely penetrate the sources of the annihilation conceptually, one would still presumably have understood...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2011
... .” The Nation , 288 ( 8 ) ( March 2): 34 – 5 . Joy Garnett is an American painter who lives and works in New York City. Garnett's work is associated with what she calls the “apocalyptic sublime,” a metaphysical condition of combined astonishment and terror in the presence of huge natural or often...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 July 2010
... the metaphysical assumptions, teleological, eschatological, indeed anthropological, which underpin the dominant discourse on technology that Fukuyama's arguments so clearly exemplify. There is, of course, a long and diverse history of critical engagement with Fukuyama's work which cannot be engaged...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 July 2013
... about? In his first major work, Discourse, Figure (published in French in 1971 and in English in 2011), Lyotard had already announced himself to be “tak[ing] the side of the eye” (2011a: 5) and of the visible. In so doing, his aim was to call into question the sovereignty of metaphysics...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 100–122.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Thus: When the evening light, falling in the wood somewhere, turns its tree trunks gold . . . Wenn das Abendlicht, irgendwo im Wald einfallend, seine Stämme umgoldet . . . A second, longer part of each section then unfolds in the language of meditative thought. The section just quoted continues...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... time multiplied by the speed of light yields the current distance between radar and rocket. If the latter were immobile, this would indeed amount to an absolutely precise measurement of a moment in time. Yet speed is the differentia specifica , the essence of the V-2 in the Porphyrian tree of World...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
...” to “classical metaphysics.” It would, in fact, be easy to show that the critique Sloterdijk levels against the substantialism of the philosophical tradition was already mounted as early as 1958 radically and centrally by a philosopher who regarded himself precisely as a new encyclopedist, because...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... (Baudrillard 2004a: 39; 2005: 47). Maurice Dantec, too, sees the world as being replaced by what he calls a metaphysical simulacrum, a kind of consensual reality based on the dogma of positivist numerical science, and whose restricted concepts of space and time may before long be directly implanted...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of “throwness” ( Geworfenheit ; see Heidegger 2010) in terms of the experience of exile. This does not mean that I understand existence from a metaphysical point of view. This is simply an analogical connection. Exile is the experience of breaking with being in one’s known world, which an individual once...
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