About a month ago, around the time that we celebrated the 35th episode of our philosophy jam-session podcast (Theorytalk), my co-host Joe decided to undertake a rigorous study of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. In response, I have—seemingly at random—threaded together a series of texts that reverberate with and spiral outward from this seminal work. Nevertheless, after the fact I realized that the texts that perhaps seem uncoordinated with this critique in fact tie it together obliquely with a text that I have been diligently working on: the translation of Gilbert Simondon’s L’individuation à la lumière des notions de forme et d’information. In the following weeks, I hope to expound upon these texts in a way that analyzes them, crystallizes them, and threads the needle connecting the concerns of Kant’s first critique with those of Simondon’s critique of hylomorphic reason. The majority of these reflections will be made available to our exclusive patrons over at our Patreon page, and these themes and refrains will be taken up, unraveled and rewoven in the conversations that Joe and I will continue to have on our weekly Theorytalk podcasts. To better orient ourselves and to highlight the texts that will be discussed, I have included here a sort of interactive bibliography along with links to these texts.
Althusser, Louis: “Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatus (Notes towards an Investigation)”
Benjamin, Walter: “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
Bourdieu, Pierre: “Classes and Classifications” (from Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste)
Debord, Guy: Society of the Spectacle
Deleuze, Gilles: Kant”s Critical Philosophy
Foucault, Michel: “What Is Enlightenment?”
Freud, Sigmund: “Weltanschauung” (from New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-analysis)
Gödel, Kurt: “The Modern Development of the Foundations of Mathematics in the Light of Philosophy”
Gramsci, Antonio: “Socialism and Marxism 1917-1918” (from The Gramsci Reader: Selected Writings 1916-1935)
Hegel, GWF: “On the Critical Philosophy” (from The Shorter Logic)
–: “Lecture on Kant” (from Lectures on the History of Philosophy”
Heidegger, Martin: The Basic Problems of Phenomenology (p. 1-23)
Hume, David: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Chapter on Cause and Effect)
Husserl, Edmund: Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology (sections 22-27)
Hyppolite, Jean: Logic and Existence (penultimate chapter “The Organization of the Logic: Being, Essence, Concept”
Hess, Moses: Philosophy of the Act
Kant, Immanuel: Critique of Pure Reason
–: “Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View”
–: “On a Recently Prominent Tone of Superiority in Philosophy”
–: “Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch”
–: “What Does It Mean To Orient Oneself in Thinking?”
Leibniz, Gottfried: Monadology
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice: “Introduction” and “Conclusion” (from The Structure of Behavior)
Peirce, Charles Sanders: “How To Make Our Ideas Clearer”|
–: “Three Trichotomies of Signs”
Rousseau, Jean Jacques: On the Origin of Inequality
Sartre, Jean-Paul: “Marxism and Existentialism” (from The Search for Method)
–: “The Dogmatic Dialectic and the Critical Dialectic” (from Critique of Dialectical Reason)
Simondon, Gilbert: L’individuation à la lumière des notions de forme et d’information
Finally (some) Bourdieu in a aesthetic talk! Gonna listen it righ now!
Hey Las Furias, we havent talked about Bourdieu yet, but he will be discussed soon!
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