Tagged: Philosophy

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Die Furie der Zerstörung: Slavoj Žižek’s Reinvention of Revolutionary Terror

In this video we analyze Slavoj Žižek's proposition to reinvent the "divine violence" of "classical" revolutionary, laid out in his essay on Robespierre. We point out Slavoj's rhetorical tricks by which he obfuscates his, rather blatant, appropriation of the thesis that Revolution (a.k.a. "Event") without terror is "decaffeinated", i.e. not really revolutionary at all. Also, we lay out Žižek's proposal of "revolutionary subject" as an essentially "inhuman human" - a virtual being brought into existence by depersonalization - the proverbial "individuum" which, for some reason, pops up every now and then into our focus when we analyze ideas of postmodern totalitarians. We conclude by demonstrating how Žižek's clown like demeanour and rhetorical tricks hide quite, if only potentially, dangerous man.

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Directives to Commentariat: on Intelligence and its Opposite

It is time for periodical KT Q&A podcast. This time around we address reader's questions on problem of intelligence and its opposite. What does it mean to be intelligent? Can extremely intelligent men be quite stupid at the same time? What does this mean and how it discloses what intelligence really is? Is intelligence one or many things? Can intelligence be quantified and can it really be tested? Why inability to discern the good in apparent total evil is a sign of stupidity ...

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Beyond the Horizon: Plotinus on Eternity and Time

Kali Tribune's Department for Philosophy in conjunction with Laboratory of Broken Mics and Fractured English proudly presents an interpretative reading of Ennead III, 7. "On Eternity and Time" by Plotinus. The purpose of our inquiry is to demonstrate a peculiarities of the method of what we call "traditional metaphysics".

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Nothing on the Horizon: Introductory Passages of Heidegger’s “Being and Time”

KT's Department for Sanitary Measures in Modern Philosophy commences the reading of passages of introductory section of Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time". As Heidegger is often mentioned on these pages - and in quite negative light - we are obliged to provide some insights based on his own words. This video can serve as a companion piece for everybody lacking formal education in contemporary philosophy and following standard KT critiques of modern and postmodern intellectual deviations, where Heidegger's name, strangely enough, often seems to pop up.

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Summer in Cosmopolis: Some Remarks and Announcements

There will be some new paths Kali Tribune will traverse in the future. Hereby we present the outlines and express gratitude to our supporters. We provide some introductory remarks on memetics, elephant in the room we call Russian or Russia influenced media, the nature of knowledge and illusion of being know-it-all.

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Holohoaxes and “New Beginnings”

Alternative media is a growing network of "truthers", "geopolitical analysts", "true journalists", "anti-NATO activists", etc. What makes it alternative is that it is deemed to be an opposite of mainstream. However, as we shall see, under the hood the dividing line between alternative and mainstream fades to nothing. Could it be that the bulk of alt media is just one step further into oblivion?