July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS/Summer 2020 with Michael Pelias
Sponsored by the Institute for the Radical Imagination
From the new Spirit of Capitalism to the Lost Spirit and Mind of Capitalism: The Proletarianization of the World to States of Shock – An Introduction to the timely thought of Bernard Stiegler
Three sessions on the crucial work of Bernard Stiegler and its importance for our time(s):
The work of the seminal French philosopher, Bernard Stiegler will be introduced and encountered through 3 fundamental moments of his thought:
- The first moment establishes a new ontology of time as technics.
- The second moment engages that of thinking through a new critique of political economy through libidinal energetics and the exchange value of the digitalized /knowledge economy
- The final moments establishes new foundation for education alongside an economy of care to confront the all too present symbolic misery and meaningless work.
All sessions on Zoom will begin at 6PM (EST) until 8PM
Monday, June 29th: Who is Stiegler?
Considering his ontology of technics as time and its significance for Leftist thinking and practice.
1. Introduction and ” Sociopathology of 1968, “ in The Lost Spirit of Capitalism, pages 1-41
2.“General Introduction,” in Technics and Time, Volume I, pages 1-18
Monday, July 6th: Stiegler ‘s innovative approach to political economy and the Hyper-industrial epoch
A new educational model?
Chapter 9 of States of Shock, pages 203-220 on inter-generational contract and transmission of knowledge and care
Monday, July 13th: Psychic materialism: psychic and collective individuation – the attempt to overcome symbolic misery and consistent psychic impoverishment. What is to be done?
Reading: “Of Symbolic Misery, the Control of Affects, and the Shame that Follows,” in Symbolic Misery, Volume I,the Hyper Industrial Epoch, pages 1-13.
Michael Pelias has taught Philosophy at LIU Brooklyn for nearly 30 years and a founding member of the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination, a founder of the Institute for the Radical Imagination. His latest essays are “The Greek Boat People: Exile and Creativity,” and “Disaster Unionism: lessons learned from an academic union failure(s),” and a joint book project on the Techniques of Servitude, a philosophical—psychoanalytical approach to the contemporary logic of self- interest and submission.
Registrants will receive course information and materials a week before the course begins.
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