October 20, 2021

Escaping Freedom – The Interstitial Politics of Emmanuel Levinas (Joshua Lawrence)

This paper was first delivered at the 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference.          As conceived in a liberal framework, the subject is primarily rational (or at least rational enough) and thus, capable of self-legislating in accordance with a deontological imperative. To some extent, this implies sovereignty, albeit one guarded by conventional strictures that prevent unproductive […]

Global Anthropogenesis And The Black Messianic Animal, Or Relation’s Ban Of Contact With The Ruptured Flesh Of The Earth, Part 2 (Andrew Santana Kaplan)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. It is nonetheless instructive for me to engage Meyer’s project as a means of elaborating and contradistinguishing my notion of the black messianic animal—especially as a messianic thought singularly subtracted from its usual attendant logics of eschatological redemption. Before proceeding […]

Global Anthropogenesis And The Black Messianic Animal, Or Relation’s Ban Of Contact With The Ruptured Flesh Of The Earth, Part 1 (Andrew Santana Kaplan)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The ban is a form of relation. But precisely what kind of relation is at issue here, when … the terms of the relation seem to exclude (and, at the same time, to include) each other? … The ban is … the simple positing of relation […]

“The End Of Cognitive Empire” (Critical Conversations)

The following is the video and transcript of the first of “Critical Conversations”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving international scholars. The seminar took place on August 18, 2020. The next “Critical Conversations” on the topic of “Subjectivities Since the Sixties” is scheduled for […]