Forcings

A. J. Bartlett
Philosophical writings on Badiou, Plato, Education, Politics & Art
Created 03 Jul 2021
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  • Anti-platonism
    31 Dec 2021 • 22 min read
    The initial plan for this lecture was to do a ‘three in one’, this being a dialectical number: three philosophemes, set side by side in their distinction under the general rubric of antiplatonism & so...
  • Anti-platonism
    19 Dec 2021 • 24 min read
    So, this is where the so-well known word deconstruction comes in. Obviously, when I say ‘well known’ I mean the word is well known. The word itself has taken on a life of its own in fact. We have deco...
  • Anti-platonism
    10 Dec 2021 • 21 min read • 1 0
    Recall that central to Heidegger’s whole philosophical enterprise, which is an overturning cum overcoming cum putting finally to an end what is the end of philosophy since Plato, is that it is with Pl...
  • Hiatus
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear Comrades, Forcings will be taking a short hiatus due to other pressing commitments. We will resume again with L.6 of Anti-platonism (Derrida) in approximately two weeks. Thanks for subscribing an...
  • Anti-platonism
    18 Nov 2021 • 18 min read • 1 0
    According to Heidegger, the question of the meaning of Being, and thus Being as such, has been forgotten by ‘the tradition’ (roughly, Western philosophy from Plato onwards). Heidegger means by this, a...
  • Anti-platonism
    12 Nov 2021 • 21 min read
    This week and next week we’ll be dealing with hermeneutics and deconstruction: specifically, Heideggerian hermeneutics and Derridean deconstruction; specifically Heidegger’s Plato and Derrida’s Plato....
  • Anti-platonism
    31 Oct 2021 • 21 min read
    Kierkegaard calls it a “pugnacious proposition”: ‘a person cannot possibly seek what he knows, and, just as impossibly, he cannot seek what he does not know, for what he knows he cannot seek, since he...
  • Anti-platonism
    29 Oct 2021 • 20 min read
    It’s in the nature of an intellectual quest to be undefined. To name it and define it is to wrap it up and tie the knot. What is left? A finished, already outdated mode of culture, something like a br...
  • Anti-platonism
    20 Oct 2021 • 19 min read • 1 0
    Skeptics So let’s begin with the name: skepsis in Greek means enquiry or investigation or even trial, if you’ll take the irony. Again this is essentially Socratic. It’s what he claimed he was up to – ...
  • Anti-platonism
    16 Oct 2021 • 25 min read
    Should philosophy be understood primarily as a way of life, which is to say, as an essentially moral phenomenon? Should philosophical doctrines be regarded primarily as public teachings designed to su...
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