First of 29 volumes of Reiner Schürmann's so far unpublished lecture notes on the history of western thought, this publication traces the rise of self-consciousness in its modern form and function, with Luther as the central figure of Schürmann's study.
A serious diagnosis of the current form of capital, a profound excavation and presentation of the most important and helpful ideas that Jean Baudrillard published: from the unravelling of western philosophy, to a redefining of marxist theories of economics and capital, to a shift in critical theory that complies with quantum theory.
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
A series of exchanges relating to questions of gender, sexual difference and sexualities, enabling not only a rereading of Jean-Luc Nancy's corpus and its developments through the prism of what Nancy has called sexistence, but also the reinscription of the elaboration of this concept in a web of biographical elements and, hence, an exploration of the philosopher's actual sexistence.
A collective publication resulting from a research project led by Sophie Orlando and Katrin Ströbel that takes as its starting point the way in which current geopolitical, economic and social changes induce a renewal and adjustment of artistic strategies, by investing, in an intersectional perspective, contextual thinking and feminist, queer and postcolonial thinking in an artistic and conceptual way.
Toward a Transindividual Self examines the process of performing the self, distinctive for the formation of the self in Western neoliberal societies in the 21st century. It approaches the self from a transdisciplinary angle where political and cultural anthropology, performance studies, and dramaturgy intersect.
The Complex Answer presents the reader with a selection of texts—from 2010 to 2021—that introduce an exercise in how a practice of art and exhibition making has been influenced by philosophical thinking.
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
Attempting to bridge the gap between specialised scholarship in the humanistic disciplines and an interdisciplinary project of cultural analysis, Mieke Bal has written an intellectual travel guide that charts the course "beyond" cultural studies.
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Drama
What does Bergson bring to the history of the concept of "structure" even before the advent of structuralism? Why is his approach still relevant today? Sébastien Miravete proposes a rereading of Bergsonian philosophy to show how it outlines an other structuralist metaphysics, which can inspire all 21st century thought.
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – esthétique:critique
A collection of three new aesthetic essays, between the visual arts and literature, by Belgian philosopher and semiotician Herman Parret: a reflection on the "delicacy" in the various fields of sensoriality (the visible, the sound, the taste and the tactile)—a most suggestive reading for the construction or the development of a sensitive semiotics.
Diaphanes #11 explores practices of human and non-human substitution, plays with the myths and visions of motherhood and procreation, gathers artistic and theoretical positions on reproduction and communication, gender and genus, addressing and conception.
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
New media theorist Wendy Hui Kyong Chun exposes her original conception of programming and code, alerts us to the racialization bias, homophily and eugenic tendencies that govern our interactions on platforms, and analyzes the need to call upon the humanities and social sciences in the development of algorithmic models for predicting the evolutions and impacts of climate change.
In this essay, Thierry de Duve leaves the aesthetics and history of the art to approach, under the religious prism, two anthropological questions that the mutation of the symbolic order in progress makes pressing: the difference of the sexes and the future of the politics of emancipation.
A collective and transdisciplinary publication to address the question of the forms of the living in its scientific, philosophical, artistic and aesthetic dimension, engaging a systematic reflection on our relation to the living and to its forms, and on their theoretical and practical significance with regard to the current world.
The book "Movements of Air" reprints the breathtaking pictures of Étienne-Jules Marey, that he took between 1899 and 1901 during his scientific experiments with moving air and smoke, and complements them with two essays of Georges Didi-Huberman and Laurent Mannoni.
A manifesto for an activist neuroaesthetics, to make the processes of digital dominion and governmentalization—which are becoming more and more prominent in late-stage cognitive capitalism (or neural capitalism)—opaque, visible, and known (contributions by Franco Bifo Berardi, Yann Moulier Boutang, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Warren Neidich, Slavoj Žižek...).
The current ecological crisis brings about a new relational landscape: an unprecedented collapse of distances creates interspecies promiscuities and a crisis of the human scale. In Inclusions, Nicolas Bourriaud proposes that artists are the anthropologists of this new era.