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Entering Existentialism: A Review of Saylor.org's Online Philosophy Class - moocnewsandreviews.com

Entering Existentialism: A Review of Saylor.org's Online Philosophy Class - moocnewsandreviews.com | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Existentialism, like all of Saylor.org's courses, is curated rather than produced which is the sources of both its strengths and weaknesses.
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Exile and Silence: On Albert Camus, Algeria and Politics

Exile and Silence: On Albert Camus, Algeria and Politics | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
When Albert Camus died, he had been sidelined by his fellow left-wing intellectuals for his opposition to Algerian independence and his condemnation of Stalin's gulags. Fifty-five years later, writes Jacinta Le Plastrier, his ...
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Gilles Deleuze on Cinema - What is the Creative Act? (1987) | Rhizomatic Learning

Gilles Deleuze on Cinema - What is the Creative Act? (1987) | Rhizomatic Learning | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
This 45 minute talk at a conference in 1987 on the "act of creation" in cinema is perhaps the most intimate capture of Gilles Deleuze on film besides the Abé... (Gilles Deleuze on Cinema - What is the Creative Act?
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Wide Streets of Salt Lake: "Walking in the City" - Michel De Certeau

Wide Streets of Salt Lake: "Walking in the City" - Michel De Certeau | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
De Certeau makes a distinction between those who fashioned the system of a city—“urbanists” and “architects,” he calls them—and “walkers . . . the ordinary practitioners of the city [who] live 'down below,' below the ...
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Archives de la vie littéraire sous l’Occupation. À travers le désastre. – compte rendu | Chroniques médiatiques

Archives de la vie littéraire sous l’Occupation. À travers le désastre. – compte rendu | Chroniques médiatiques | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
L’ouvrage Archives de la vie littéraire sous l’Occupation. À travers le désastre fait suite à une exposition qui a eu lieu à la New York Public Li...

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Hauntologists mine the past for music's future - Boing Boing

Hauntologists mine the past for music's future - Boing Boing | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Boing BoingHauntologists mine the past for music's futureBoing BoingThe term “hauntology” itself had first been discussed by the post-structuralist philosopher Jacques Derrida, as a play both on Karl Marx's introduction to the Communist Manifesto,...
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Piccolo: Sartre: sentences

Piccolo: Sartre: sentences | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
In War Diaries, Sartre discusses 'appropriation'. Firstly, his lack of desire to own objects, to appropriate things materially. He is indifferent to the usual object-expressions of the personality. He sees the desire to own things as a ...
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Deleuze & Simondon – special volume of Pli | Speculative Humbug

Deleuze & Simondon – special volume of Pli | Speculative Humbug | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
A new special volume of Pli – The Warwick Journal of Philosophy is now available. The volume presents a selection of English translations of papers that were delivered as part of a workshop of the European Network for ...
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Intellectuals and power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze | libcom.org

Intellectuals and power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze | libcom.org | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
@WestEli Familiar w/ Derrida. Even he argued theory /was/ practice. Here's another ex => http://t.co/n9g7lXDj {cc.
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Rizomatika: Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze Colonial Pasts ...

Rizomatika: Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze Colonial Pasts ... | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
A timely appraisal of two major schools of contemporary criticism, postcolonialism and Deleuzian philosophy, Postcolonial Literatures and Deleuze establishes a new critical discourse for postcolonial literature and theory.
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Special issue: International Legal Theory: Symposium on Foucault ...

Special issue: International Legal Theory: Symposium on Foucault ... | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Leiden Journal of International Law, Volume 25, Issue 03, September 2012 Special section on Foucault. For a limited period to mark the 29th anniversary of the journal this issue is available free online On the Uses of Foucault ...
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"Foucault, anti-humanism and human rights" by Ben Golder

Responding to recent engagements with Foucault, and in part to the provocation of this conference (‘… antifoundational humanism …’), this paper argues that in his late work Foucault does not submit to the ‘moral superiority’ of humanism and...
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The Self Under Siege (Part 3) – Sartre and the Roads to Freedom ...

The Self Under Siege (Part 3) – Sartre and the Roads to Freedom ... | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Rick Roderick's great course on the Philosophy of the modern age that examines how the self is under siege from modern day neo-liberal capitalism, although recorded in the 1990s, still very much relevant today.
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Michel de Certeau: Walking The City | urbanculturalstudies

Michel de Certeau: Walking The City | urbanculturalstudies | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Notes From Dystopia: “To walk is to lack a place. It is the indefinite process of being absent and in search of an appropriation. The moving about that the city mutliplies and concentrates makes the city itself an ...
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Instrumentality, “habitability,” and the city | The Charnel-House

Instrumentality, “habitability,” and the city | The Charnel-House | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Whatever the case may be, the spatial practices de Certeau prescribed were meant to restore a lost sense of “habitability,” a closeness to one's origins that was violently uprooted by the rapidly accelerating rate of urbanization ...
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Michel de Certeau's Everyday « The Sleep of Rigour

Michel de Certeau's Everyday « The Sleep of Rigour | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
First, if it is true that a spatial order organises an ensemble of possibilities (e.g., by a place in which one can move) and interdictions (e.g., by a wall that prevents one from going further), then the walker actualises some of ...
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Sartre, Jean-Paul. Existentialism and human emotions. New York ...

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Existentialism and human emotions. New York ... | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
In fewer than 100 pages, Jean-Paul Sartre's Existentialism and Human Emotions systematically defends existentialism against various criticisms coming from both sides of the social-political field; at the same time, it offers a ...
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L'Art en guerre, France 1938-1947 - Musée d'Art Moderne

L'Art en guerre, France 1938-1947 - Musée d'Art Moderne | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it

Près de 400 œuvres de plus de 100 artistes sont présentées, complétées par de nombreux points documentaires et filmiques inédits. Rassemblées et commentées en 10 séquences fortes, elles expliquent comment, dans un contexte menaçant d’oppression et de pénurie (entre 1938 et 1947), les artistes ont modifié en profondeur les contenus et les formes de l’art en France.

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Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
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The Third Place: Foucault, M., 1986. Of other spaces

The Third Place: Foucault, M., 1986. Of other spaces | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Foucault believes our era is one dominated by space. He describes heterotopias, 'real' places that, due to their unique characteristics, are nevertheless "outside" other places. They are places for the 'unwanted', previously as ...
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the church and postmodern culture: conversation: Derrida, Kandinsky, and the Force of Art

the church and postmodern culture: conversation: Derrida, Kandinsky, and the Force of Art | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
By Carl Raschke Deconstruction and the Force of Language Ever since I finished with my graduate seminar on Derrida this past spring I've been looking quite differently at what was always at stake in "post-structuralism" - what years ago we...
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XCO READINGS: Barthes, Roland. Sade/Fourier/Loyola.

Roland Barthes. Sade/Fourier/Loyola. Hill and Wang, 1976. (see dropbox). A treatise on the nature of philosophical creation. Barthes examines the parallel impulses of Loyola, the Jesuit saint, Sade, the renowned and ...
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Paul Oliver: Michel Foucault on the Socialization of Individual Identity

Paul Oliver: Michel Foucault on the Socialization of Individual Identity | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
Paul Oliver: Michel Foucault on the Socialization of Individual Identity. According to [Michel] Foucault, the individual identity is not self-determining. The subjective self does not exist because of the free will and autonomy of the ...
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How to begin reading Deleuze - New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science

How to begin reading Deleuze - New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
I would start with Deleuze's book, Spinoza: Practical Philosophy, because it expresses Deleuze's ethos, his affirmation, his love.
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"Deleuze and Computers" - Alexander R. Galloway

"Deleuze and Computers" - a lecture by Alexander R. Galloway at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on December 2nd, 2011. ...
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Deleuze and Cinema: The Film Concepts

Deleuze and Cinema: The Film Concepts | French Modern Thought | Scoop.it
How do you use Deleuzian theory in film analysis? Let Colman be your guide. Combining clear explanation and copious examples, she charts a viable future for a Deleuzian practice of film criticism.
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