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Social contract - Wikipedia
"This raises the question of whether social contractarianism, as a central plank of liberal thought, is reconcilable with the Christian religion, and particularly with Catholicism and Catholic social teaching. The individualist and liberal approach has also been criticized since the 19th century by thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche & Freud, and afterward by structuralist and post-structuralist thinkers, such as Lacan, Althusser, Foucault, Deleuze or Derrida."
socialcontract  philosophy  politics  social  history  karlmarx  marxism  nietzsche  freud  deleuze  foucault  louisalthusser  lacan  christianity  individualism  liberalthought  post-structuralism  stucturalism  religion  jacquesderrida  gillesdeleuze  michelfoucault  althusser 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960 by Gary Gutting – review | Books | The Observer
"The theories of Derrida and Foucault are revisited in this fair-minded history of French deconstructionism, and guess what? It wasn't all bunkum…"

"Because, so the theory goes, you don't speak language. Language speaks you. You might think of speech or writing as ways of expressing what's on your mind or in your heart but all you're really doing is mouthing the cliches that linguistic structures (and strictures) permit. Marx said man was alienated from his nature. Freud said man was alienated from his desires. But for the post-structuralists, the very idea of man was itself alienating. Had Descartes really had a self, he'd have been kidding it when he said, "I think, therefore I am". "I think, therefore I am being thought" is nearer to the deconstructionist mark. Or as Derrida more famously put it, "There is nothing outside the text"."
philosophy  foucault  deconstruction  deconstructionist  language  post-structuralism  karlmarx  linguistics  speech  writing  2011  books  reviews  france  theory  jacquesderrida  michelfoucault 
april 2011 by robertogreco
LIBESKIND’S MACHINES « LEBBEUS WOODS
"Their use of analogy to inform the field of architecture is a potent tool for exploring much-needed new ideas of space and its human purposes than are afforded by the ordinary design process based on history and accepted building typologies. In the past, architects such as Mies found architectural inspiration in works of art (see the post Art to Architecture), while Le Corbusier produced his own paintings and sculptures to work out complex aesthetic problems in his architecture. Libeskind’s machines are in this tradition, though the problems are different. More architects today could benefit from such an analogous method, if they set for themselves problems not already solved. This method, like the machines themselves, opens architecture to a wide range of knowledge coming from different fields of thought and work, which is sorely needed in a time such as the present, characterized by increasing diversity in the human situation."

[via http://twitter.com/javierest/status/22408866350 AND http://greg.org/archive/2010/08/28/do_daniel_libeskinds_awesome_machines_mean_i_have_to_stop_hating_his_work.html ]
architecture  design  machines  robots  sculpture  daniellibeskind  lebbeuswoods  interdisciplinary  diversity  human  multidisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  problemsolving  2009  reading  writing  memory  drawings  history  1979  architecture-as-text  text  post-structuralism  process  fabrication  knowledge 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Profile: Umberto Eco | Books | The Guardian
“He teaches 3 days a week, “for pleasure not money”...enjoys company of young people...he’s an old adolescent...
via:cburell  umbertoeco  interviews  writing  religion  problemsolving  academia  youth  howwework  teaching  ethics  morality  life  death  2002  belief  elitism  post-structuralism  politics  worldbuilding 
july 2010 by robertogreco

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