May 17, 2022

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – The Power of “Political Erasure”, A Seminar With Arthur Bradley (Announcements)

Sign up for this online seminar with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley on the compelling and most timely issue of “political erasure.“ When? Thursday, March 10, 10:00-12:00 am Mountain Standard Time, 17:00 to 19:00 Greenwich Mean Time, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time Registration Link: https://udenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdeGorT4sEtIg_3MrkO0fm6E-vgjtI1Az You must register in advance for this session. Registration is […]

Cosmpolitan Ethics In Glasgow – Reframing Climate Change From A Kantian Perspective, Part 2 (Dianna Able)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Nevertheless, until parties acknowledge the magnitude their contributions should reach, the world will continue to watch in angst as politicians and leaders debate. The tumultuous proceedings outline the hesitation of parties who, while acknowledging the global society, still maintain individuality. […]

Cosmopolitan Ethics In Glasgow – Reframing Climate Change From A Kantian Perspective, Part 1 (Dianna Able)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The earth has reached a critical point in history. Since the Industrial Revolution, human activity and progress have created so much stress on natural environmental processes that the damage is soon to be irreversible. The ever-rising production of greenhouse gases and over-harvesting of resources threatens our […]

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 […]

Disaster Communism, Disaster Capitalism, Or Simply Disaster? Thoughts On Žižek’s PANdemIC! (Carl Raschke)

“There is no return to normal, the new ‘normal’ will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.”  Thus writes the Slovenian philosophical “rock star” Slavoj Žižek in his quick and dirty little book, entitled PANdemIC!: Covid-19 […]

The Angel Of History And The Ruins Of Paris – Walter Benjamin In France, Part 3 (Emma Fiedler)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. A previous version of this article provided an incorrect name and bio for the author. We apologize for the error. The Eternal Return of the Same, or the Temporality of Hell “Fashion: Madam death! Madam death! -Giacomo […]

The Angel Of History And The Ruins Of Paris – Walter Benjamin In France, Part 2 (Emma Fiedler)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. A previous version of this article provided an incorrect name and bio for the author. We apologize for the error. The awareness that they are about to make the continuum of history explode is characteristic of the revolutionary classes at […]

The Angel Of History And The Ruins Of Paris – Walter Benjamin In France, Part 1 (Emma Fiedler)

The following is the first of a three-part series. A previous version of this article provided an incorrect name and bio for the author. We apologize for the error. History is like Janus; it has two faces. Whether it looks at the past or at the present, it sees the same things.» -Maxime Du Camp, […]

Radical Politics And “The Myth Of The State” (Carl Raschke)

Approximately 75 years ago, as Soviet and Allied armies were converging from opposite directions to crush the demonic dominion of Nazi Germany across Europe, two books were published that would anticipate in remarkable ways the predicament we encounter at the start of the third decade of the third millennium. The first, The Dialectic of Enlightenment […]

Impeachment, Hyperpartisanship, And “The Democratic Paradox” (Carl Raschke)

The impeachment circus has now finished playing to Washington town after six months, all the time taxing its motley audience to the outer limits of their attention span.  In the meantime, we came within a hair’s breadth of going to war with Iran, and the novel coronavirus has virtually shut down China while morphing into […]