Category Archives: 3. POLITICAL EPISTEMOLOGY
THE ARRESTED MOMENT IN BENJAMIN’S “THESES ON HISTORY”: EPISTEMOLOGY VS. POLITICS, IMAGE VS. STORY (1999-2007, 10,470 words)
THE INTELLECTUAL’S SEEING AND DOING; 1. INTELLECTUALS AND POLITICS, IMAGES AND STRUCTURE (genre, images as method, figural tableaux); 2. ANALYZING “CH” (division, grouping); 3. TIME AND HISTORY, IMAGE AND STORY (refusing the future and stories, arrested moment)
The relations of Romance Studies and Nazism are discussed on the basis of new publications. The second part discusses the career of Werner Krauss, an unjustly neglected scholar.
R. Littlejohns and S. Soncini eds., Myths of Europe. Rodopi. , 2007 This brief overview is divided into sections: 1.1 Approaching “myth” and its divergent, indeed incompatible meanings; discussing first (in 1.2) Cassirer: all creative thought is myth; then (in … Continue reading
This interview was originally published in e-flux journal no. 86 (Nov. 2017) and has not been published in hard copy., 2017 A wide-ranging discussion between two ex-Yugoslavs, both from Croatia, both students (in different generations) at Zagreb University, and both … Continue reading
PUBLISHED IN M.T. Chialant ed., Viaggio e letteratura. Marsilio, 2006 A long and much buttressed essay on the political epistemology of exile. It differentiates between Expatriates, Exiles, Émigrés, and Refugees, citizen (in the legal sense) and person, goes into the … Continue reading
NOTES FOR ILLUMINATING FREEDOM AND KNOWLEDGE IN DAS KAPITAL: ARISTOTLE, LEIBNIZ, AND SPINOZA (version 13-1-2016, 4,480 words)
To understand some central presuppositions of Marx’s within an anti-scientistic and anti-bourgeois horizon, such as knowledge and freedom, some central elements within Leibniz and Spinosa are discussed, with a glance at Hegel. Capital turns out to be an anti-Leibnizian monad, … Continue reading
0. Introduction; 1. Changes in Mass Displacements: Are Non-Citizens People?; 2. Criteria and Value-Orientations: A Possible Epistemologico-Political Alternative: 2.1. Epistemology: Images of People’s Life, 2.2. Toward Politics: A Right to Citizenship as a Human Right; 3. Some Prospects for Civil … Continue reading
Darko Suvin (2013) “From the Archeology of Marxism and Communism: Two Essays in Political Epistemology”, Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 21:2-3, 279-311, , 2013 Of the two relatively independent parts here, Part 1. characterizes at length three … Continue reading
FROM MALLARMÉ’S PURIFICATION TO KONG FU-TSE’S RECTIFICATION OF TERMS: PICTURES FROM AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL EXHIBITION (2006, 5,500 WORDS)
Contemporanea no. 6 , 2008 Epistemological discussion of the terms power and conflict based on a poem by Mallarmé and a fragment of Confucius.
Socialism & Democracy 26.2 (July 2012): 91-106, 2012 A prosimetrum — mixture of six convergent sections each having one short poem and one piece of essayistic or argumentative prose. Part 1: the ice age of catastrophic capitalist economy, whose purpose … Continue reading