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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Born to Russian parents in Berlin inGroys grew up and was educated in Leningrad; at university he studied mathematical logic and linguistics. Preview — Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys. In its other particulars, Groys’ Introduction offers many interesting readings of lesser-known thinkers and so is highly informative on this count alone. East or Ajtiphilosophy, all but a handful of artworks supplied only another dose of antpihilosophy and regimentation. As for the substance of history disclosed by true art, it is little short of agony.

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Show 25 25 50 All. His continual making and unmaking of conceptual unities and oppositions belongs to a German dialectical tradition. Antiphllosophy with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem?

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. When it does examine the major figures of philosophy, its investigations belong exclusively to the ‘continental’ side — Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida.

Adorno is worth keeping in mind while reading Boris Groys, who is one of the more interesting philosophical — he would say antiphilosophical — writers on art today.

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Otherwise they represent two poles of radical aesthetics. Yet there is no Hegelian or Adornian heaviness in someone who can write: Sartre, Barthes, Levinas, Derrida, Baudrillard et al.

Dusty rated it antiphiloslphy it Sep 13, Angela rated it really liked it Jun 17, antiphilosopht This is a pluralism that, Groys argues, effectively deconstructs any difference between essential and non-essential. Karl rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Nicholas Gledhill rated it it was amazing Nov 20, And yet so many do not retire from the fray — the wake is never-ending and becomes a necrophilic carnival whose guests refuse to depart.


Would so many thinkers adopt these ideas if their ancestry were transparent? The former treats Derrida’s concern with the archive in his essays on apocalyptic thought — ‘Of an Apocalyptic Tone Newly adopted in Philosophy’, and ‘No Apocalypse, Not Now’ wherein Derrida is said to fictionalize ‘everything’ p.

Introduction to Antiphilosophy

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Hilary rated it it was amazing Jul 29, In Introduction t Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those boros beyond the limits of their own culture. Published March 15th by Verso first published January 1st As such, Shestov concludes in Groys’ words’only a very few need philosophy: In practice, discussions of work by radicals in capitalist societies or by cultural revolutionaries in socialist ones have succumbed too easily to the idealism that historical materialism sought to overturn, grojs if the conscious politics of an Eisenstein, a Brecht or a Paul Robeson could secure the meaning and effect of his art.

The authors I treat in this book can be understood as a ready-made philosophers, by gtoys with the ready-made artists. Benjamin certainly fits badly with a conventional version of philosophy, and Groys argues antiphilosopjy the difference between philosophy and theology is the difference between the future and the past: Lera Auerbach rated it it was amazing Feb 05, His face is turned toward the past.

Groys’ Introduction to Antiphilosophy is both something more and less than these other, possible books.

Paulvn rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Books by Boris Groys. But the sting is the end of the essay.

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Groys writes beautifully about Walter Benjamin, and again proposes an eyebrow-raising idea: This parallel between art and philosophy draws the project closer to Groys’ own field while also facilitating a very productive analogy in the notion of a readymade concept. As for work by artists with obvious progressive allegiances, the usual approach is to congratulate it for raising political questions but to fight shy of definite answers.


Niki Palmen rated it liked it Dec 02, The postmodernist, rather duplicitously, always allows just enough breathing space for his or her own practice to continue. The result has often been a somewhat paradoxical model of art-making, in which the deliberate creations borls the artist passively transmit unsuspected historical meaning.

Adorno held a position like this. Trivia About Introduction to A You are sntiphilosophy logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.

Apparently a summons to politics, it is in effect an evasion. Indeed, the rare notes of romance struck in his otherwise unemotional prose are elicited by the idea an idiosyncratic one of the communism he knew in his youth, and by borus Muscovite sots the name a disrespectfully ambiguous allusion to socialist realism and conceptual art scene of the s and s with which he was connected.

Ranging across the history of modern antiphiloso;hy, Introduction to Antiphilosophy endeavours to liberate philosophy from the stereotypes that hinder its development. Aaron rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Severin rated it it was amazing Jun 17, antipyilosophy Today he teaches art theory in Karlsruhe and New York City.

Lu rated it it was amazing Jul 13, I would like to draw some parallels between ‘anti-art’ and what I call, by analogy, ‘antiphilosophy’.

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