Introduction-to-antiphilosophyst. Introduction-to- antiphilosophyst. Introduction to Antiphilosophy. by Boris Groys. Introduction to Antiphilosophy has 45 ratings and 0 reviews. Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers. Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, and also a Professor of.
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For all that there is to enjoy in this argument, Groys is no apologist for anti-philosophy in all its forms, but is simply describing its place within a broader history of ideas, most often connected with the history of art and art theory.
Books by Boris Groys. Nor is it ‘introductory’ in the sense of systematically setting out the fundamental principles and common strategies of anti-philosophy in relativism, skepticism, nihilism, or pluralismbe they historical or contemporary examples.
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Dusty rated it liked it Sep 13, The authors I treat in this book can be understood as a ready-made philosophers, by analogy with the ready-made artists. In Introduction t Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture. Whereas the modernist says that the end of philosophy has already occurred at some point in the past and whatever appears to be happening now is only pure repetition, the postmodernist argues that the end of philosophy is either about to occur at some future point or is only now occurring in the event of his or her own enunciation.
Adorno held a position like this. I would like to draw some parallels between ‘anti-art’ and what I call, by analogy, ‘antiphilosophy’.
antlphilosophy The other essays of particular interest to philosophers of a standard hue are on Derrida and Benjamin. If the likes of Derrida, for example, were consistent in their philosophical nihilism, then they would also renounce their own heroic status as master thinkers and, indeed, the practice itself of the discipline as a transcendental, hegemonic discourse whether this is fair, at least to Derrida, is a moot point.
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That said, one suspects that Groys is actually rather skeptical of the whole enterprise, and especially with regard to some of the more contemporary forms of anti-philosophy that he dubs ‘postmodern’.
Groys writes beautifully about Walter Benjamin, and again proposes an eyebrow-raising idea: Niki Palmen rated it liked it Dec 02, Groys himself often seems to conflate metaphysics with philosophy, such that the refusal of the former amounts to a rejection of the latter as well a highly debatable point.
As for the substance of history disclosed by true art, it is little short of agony. The fact is that the word ‘introduction’ carries with it too antipbilosophy pedagogical associations, and Groys’ extremely interesting research should be taken more as a prolegomena for any discussion of anti-philosophy in more recognizable terms. This is a pluralism that, Groys argues, effectively deconstructs any difference between essential and non-essential.
It has been less clear to what extent socialist theories of art could also serve as theories of socialist art. Today he teaches art theory in Karlsruhe and New York City. Barry griys it liked it Nov 24, Here, the emphasis is on a mode of anti-art rather than dealing directly with its analogue in anti-philosophy, the anti-art here being constituted through the world-making power of ordinary objects, taken up and reworked as artful van Gogh’s shoes, and so on.
His continual making and unmaking of conceptual unities and oppositions belongs to a German dialectical tradition.
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Valisa Iskandar rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Yet there is no Hegelian or Adornian heaviness in someone who can write: This point of termination marks another contrast with the contemporary anti-philosophy of the postmoderns, according to Groys.
Mat rated it it was amazing May 05, There is a pressing need for an unpatronising book that outlines these fractious, contradictory and ennobling thinkers for an intelligent rather than a specialist audience, though that is not what Groys has written. Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture.
Two essays stand out. In western versions, Bakhtin’s “carnivalesque” has often been read as a sly opposition to antiphiloophy totalitarian: Trivia About Introduction to A No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem?
In Art PowerGroys mocks the solemn ideological vagueness of so many academic essays, exhibition catalogues and wall captions: Groys here displays his own prejudices against postmodernism’s epistemological relativism, and a rather poor understanding of Deleuze to boot Deleuze does not oppose thinking to becoming animal — he sees the latter as a variant, and indeed more intense, form of thought — nor the rhizome to logic — the rhizome, like the animal, has a logic all its own.
The former treats Derrida’s concern with the archive in his essays on apocalyptic thought — ‘Of an Apocalyptic Tone Newly adopted in Borls, and ‘No Apocalypse, Not Now’ wherein Derrida is said to fictionalize ‘everything’ p. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Alfred rated it really liked it Nov 28, Antkphilosophy rated it it was amazing Dec 13, The big question is how seriously he means to be taken, and how seriously he can be taken. Bruno rated it it was amazing Sep 24,