Philosophy of Religion Theology

Admitting A Certain Fear of Zizek’s Theology – A Modest Plea For A Deleuzian Reading Of The Death Of God (Elijah Prewitt-Davis)

I am told by Zizek—as well as Hegelian friends—that any attempt to argue or disagree with Hegel fits nicely within his dialectical scheme. “Oh, you disagree with Hegel,” they say, “so you agree with him?” As Zizek warns, even Gilles Deleuze’s “generalized anti-Hegelianism” “…is much more ambiguous than it may appear: the elevation of Hegel […]

Aesthetics

Hegemony And Techno-Rationality – Toward An Aesthetic Soteriology (Mason Davis)

To speak of aesthetics is not simply to consign art to its effects on sensibility, but to open up the configurations of experience that create new modalities of perception and new forms of subjectivity. “Aesthetics provides a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms of visibility, and possible ways of […]

Philosophy

The Semiotics of the Unconscious in Gilles Deleuze and Roland Barthes, Part 2 (Roger Green)

The following is the second of a two-part series.  The first installment, published on Dec. 19, 2016, can be found here.   In Writing Degree Zero, Barthes suggests disengaging from literary language by creating “a colorless writing, freed from all bondage to a pre-ordained state of language.”[1]  He says “writing at the zero degree is basically […]

Philosophy

The Semiotics of the Unconscious in Gilles Deleuze and Roland Barthes, Part 1 (Roger Green)

The following is the first of a two-part series. In his preface to Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, Michel Foucault asks the authors’ forgiveness for describing their book as the first book of ethics written in France in a long time.  As the chair of philosophy at the newly founded Centre Expérimental de Vincennes (University of […]

Media Theory

Hanging Garlands Of Flowers On The Chains That Bind – Soft Totalitarianism and Techno-Rationality (Jeff Appel)

This article was originally a paper delivered at the conference “Reclaiming the Unconscious – On The Intersection of Psychoanalysis With the Humanities,” October 21-23, at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. “Our writing tools are also working on our thoughts[1].” So wrote — or more precisely, so typed — Friedrich Nietzsche in 1882. Nietzsche’s severe […]