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Read online Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance Infinitely Demanding is the clearest boldest and most systematic of Simon Critchley s influential views on philosophy ethics and politics Part diagnosis of the times part theoretical analysis of the impasses and possibilities of ethics and politics part manifesto Infinitely Demandind identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy and argues that what is called for is an ethics of commitment thatn can inform a radical politics exploring the problem of ethics in Kant Levinas Badiou and Lacan that leads to a conception of subjectivity based on the infinite responsibility of an ethical demand Critchley considers the possibility of political subjectivity and action after Marx and Marxism Infinitely Demanding culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a renovating means of political organization by Simon Critchley

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Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance
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Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Politics, Theory
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Very Little .... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature, Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, How to Stop Living and Start Worrying: Conversations with Carl Cederstrom, On Humour, Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance, Bowie, Suicide, The Book Of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology, Memory Theater
Simon Critchley first encountered David Bowie in the early seventies when the singer appeared on Britain s most watched music show Top of the Pops His performance of Starman mesmerized Critchley it was so sexual so knowing so strange Two days later Critchley s mum bought a copy of the single she liked both the song and the performer s bright orange hair she had previously been a hairdresser The seed of a lifelong love affair was thus planted in the mind of her son aged br br In this concise and engaging excursion through the songs of one of the world s greatest pop stars Critchley whose writings on philosophy have garnered widespread praise melds together personal narratives of how Bowie lit up his dull life in southern England s suburbs with philosophical forays into the way concepts of authenticity and identity are turned inside out in Bowie s work The result is nearly as provocative and mind expanding as the artist it portrays br br Playlist of Bowie s songs that appear in the Critchley s book br a target blank href https www youtube com playlist list PLyC ffmxBYgQlMIjRGOAmhjGTfWGbbLBC rel nofollow https www youtube com playlist list a, In this enlightening new Very Short Introduction Simon Critchley shows us that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant Hegel Nietzsche Husserl Heidegger Sartre Habermas Foucault and Derrida He also introduces key concepts such as existentialism nihilism and phenomonology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition br The perfect guide for anyone interested in the great philosophers this volume explains in lucid straightforward language the split between Continental and Anglo American philosophy and the importance of acknowledging Continental philosophy br About the Series Combining authority with wit accessibility and style Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life s most interesting topics Written by experts for the newcomer they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics from philosophy to Freud quantum theory to Islam br, To philosophize is to learn how to die Cicero assassinated by order of Mark Antony br One who no longer is cannot suffer Lucretius suicide allegedly driven mad by a love potion br Life is solitary poor nasty brutish and short Hobbes died in bed age br In this collection of brief lives and deaths of nearly two hundred of the world s greatest thinkers noted philosopher Simon Critchley creates a register of mortality that is tragic amusing absurd and exemplary From the self mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words of Christian saints and modern day sages this irresistible book contains much to inspire both amusement and reflection br Informed by Critchley s acute insight scholarly intelligence and sprightly wit each entry tells its own tale but collected together they add up to a profound and moving investigation of meaning and the possibility of happiness for us all, The return to religion has perhaps become the dominant clich of contemporary theory which rarely offers anything more than an exaggerated echo of a political reality dominated by religious war Somehow the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era where political action flows directly from metaphysical conflict em The Faith of the Faithless em asks how we might respond Following Critchley s em Infinitely Demanding em this new book builds on its philosophical and political framework also venturing into the questions of faith love religion and violence Should we defend a version of secularism and quietly accept the slide into a form of theism or is there another way From Rousseau s politics and religion to the return to St Paul in Taubes Agamben and Badiou via explorations of politics and original sin in the work of Schmitt and John Gray Critchley examines whether there can be a faith of the faithless a belief for unbelievers Expanding on his debate with Slavoj i ek Critchley concludes with a meditation on the question of violence and the limits of non violence