"… to us the subjective artist is simply the bad artist, and since we demand above all, in every genre and range of art, a triumph over subjectivity, deliverance from the self, the silencing of every personal will and desire; since, in fact, we cannot imagine the smallest genuine art work lacking objectivity and disinterested contemplation."

Friedrich Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy (via mytheatreofcruelty)

(via lastmutations)

@4 weeks ago with 30 notes
#friedrich nietzsche #philosophy #art 

"

Charity is the humanitarian mask hiding the face of economic exploitation.

In a superego blackmail of gigantic proportions, the developed countries ‘help’ the undeveloped with aid, credit and so on, and thereby avoid the key issue, namely their complicity in…the miserable situation

"

(Zizek, ‘Violence’, p19)

(Source: alterities, via ceborgia)

@2 months ago with 122 notes
#slavoj zizek #philosophy #charity 

"Bourgeois culture has become pervasive; its project, to subordinate everyone to the dictates of capitalism, reaches everyone in the form of movies, television, newspapers, and so on. Thus, the myth of Enlightenment is transmitted without cessation to all who have even the most remote contact with contemporary society. Every resistance is effectively stifled: not by being suppressed but by being rendered yet another spectacle in the parade of culture. Resistance that cannot be appropriated is merely left outside the system, a testament to its own absurdity."

Todd May, The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism p. 25 (via post-makhno)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

@4 months ago with 543 notes
#anarchism #philosophy 

"

The sick man is no doubt incapable of working, but if he is placed in a hospital he becomes a double burden for society: the assistance he is given relates only to himself, and his family is, in turn, left exposed to poverty and disease. The hospital, which creates disease by means of the enclosed, pestilential domain that it constitutes, creates further disease in the social space in which it is placed. This separation, intended to protect, communicates disease and multiplies it to infinity.

[…]

The chain of one disease engendering another, and that of the perpetual impoverishment of poverty, is thus broken when one gives up trying to create for the sick a differentiated distinct space, which results, in an unambiguous but clumsy way, in both the protection and the preservation of disease.

"

Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic
@6 months ago with 5 notes
#michel foucault #philosophy #the birth of the clinic #medicine #poverty #economics #ethics #disease 

flimslit:

michael haneke - my life (2009)

(via thenightlymirror)

@7 months ago with 8287 notes
#michael haneke #philosophy 
ovaire:

Spinoza: Practical Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze 

ovaire:

Spinoza: Practical Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze 

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

@9 months ago with 518 notes
#gilles deleuze #philosophy 

"Communism, as fully developed naturalism, equals humanism, and as fully developed humanism equals naturalism."

Karl Marx
@9 months ago with 8 notes
#karl marx #socialism #communism #philosophy #economics 

"When we first begin to believe anything, what we believe is not a single proposition, it is a whole system of propositions. (Light dawns gradually over the whole.)"

Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty (via heteroglossia)

(via qsalms)

@9 months ago with 191 notes
#ludwig wittgenstein #philosophy 
vintageanchorbooks:

"Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable."—from “Survival In Auschwitz,” by Primo Levi

vintageanchorbooks:

"Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable."
—from “Survival In Auschwitz,” by Primo Levi

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

@2 months ago with 368 notes
#primo levi #holocaust #philosophy 

"How many faces, how many bodies can you recognize, with your eyes closed, only by touching them? Have you ever closed your eyes and acted unconsciously? Or loved someone so blindly, you could almost feel their energy in a dark room and be moved by the powerful touch of their ideas?"

Jean Baudrillard, Journal, 1981  (via petrichour)

(Source: sirilaf, via lastmutations)

@4 months ago with 19093 notes
#jean baudrillard #philosophy 

"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."

@4 months ago with 1640 notes
#friedrich nietzsche #suffering #philosophy #existentialism 

"Some students want Nietzsche in the same way that they want a hamburger; they fail to grasp — and the logic of the consumer system encourages this misapprehension — that the indigestibility, the difficulty is Nietzsche."

Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative? (via heteroglossia)

(via lastmutations)

@6 months ago with 130 notes
#mark fisher #friedrich nietzsche #philosophy 
bundleoffuckingsunshine:

shrieking-affliction:

Diogenes was the shit.  He was easily one of the best philosophers ever.  He made himself the least wealthy person, hence living in a “Barrel”.  He also, upon seeing a child drinking from a river with his hands, smashed his only wooden bowl claiming to be “Bested by a child”.  He did public stunts to make a point towards customs and norms including eating in the marketplace in Athens which was generally not acceptable.  When Plato described humans as “Featherless Bipeds” he plucked a chicken and brought it to him, saying “here’s your man”.  Plato changed that description to “Featherless bipeds with arms”.  And here’s where it gets real.Diogenes the Cynic became well known all over.  In fact, Alexander the great, the one man who could have anyone killed just because, went out of his way to find him.  Upon meeting Diogenes, whom was laying on the ground, he said something to the extent of “Ah, the great Diogenes!  Is there anything that I, Alexander the Great, can do you?”.  Diogenes’ response was a crude “Yes, Get out of my sunlight.”But, however, Alexander came back another time, to find Diogenes sifting through a pile of bones.  Alex inquired “Diogenes, what are you doing sifting through that pile of bones?” Diogenes the Cynic responded “I’m trying to distinguish between the bones of your father, and that of a slave.  I cannot tell the difference.”  An insult that any man would want the other beheaded for indeed.  But no, not Alexander.  Alexander went on to later say that if he were not Alexander the Great, he would wish to be Diogenes.Dude’s a motherfuckingbadass.

My new fav person. Ever.

He sounds like a stupid dickhead to me.

bundleoffuckingsunshine:

shrieking-affliction:

Diogenes was the shit.  He was easily one of the best philosophers ever.  He made himself the least wealthy person, hence living in a “Barrel”.  He also, upon seeing a child drinking from a river with his hands, smashed his only wooden bowl claiming to be “Bested by a child”.  He did public stunts to make a point towards customs and norms including eating in the marketplace in Athens which was generally not acceptable.  When Plato described humans as “Featherless Bipeds” he plucked a chicken and brought it to him, saying “here’s your man”.  Plato changed that description to “Featherless bipeds with arms”.  

And here’s where it gets real.

Diogenes the Cynic became well known all over.  In fact, Alexander the great, the one man who could have anyone killed just because, went out of his way to find him.  Upon meeting Diogenes, whom was laying on the ground, he said something to the extent of “Ah, the great Diogenes!  Is there anything that I, Alexander the Great, can do you?”.  Diogenes’ response was a crude “Yes, Get out of my sunlight.”

But, however, Alexander came back another time, to find Diogenes sifting through a pile of bones.  Alex inquired “Diogenes, what are you doing sifting through that pile of bones?” Diogenes the Cynic responded “I’m trying to distinguish between the bones of your father, and that of a slave.  I cannot tell the difference.”  An insult that any man would want the other beheaded for indeed.  But no, not Alexander.  

Alexander went on to later say that if he were not Alexander the Great, he would wish to be Diogenes.

Dude’s a motherfuckingbadass.

My new fav person. Ever.

He sounds like a stupid dickhead to me.

(Source: stickyembraces, via figurativezombie)

@7 months ago with 43853 notes
#philosophy 
class-struggle-anarchism:

"Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth."
Happy birthday Simone.

class-struggle-anarchism:

"Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth."

Happy birthday Simone.

(via class-struggle-anarchism)

@9 months ago with 81 notes
#simone de beauvoir #philosophy #feminism 

"Πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει"

All is flux, and nothing abides.

- Heraclitus (c. 535-475 BC), quoted in Plato, Cratylus 402a, and Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, IX.8 (c. 3rd century BC)

(Source: ancientpeoples, via thatwellspokentoken)

@9 months ago with 2888 notes
#philosophy 
"… to us the subjective artist is simply the bad artist, and since we demand above all, in every genre and range of art, a triumph over subjectivity, deliverance from the self, the silencing of every personal will and desire; since, in fact, we cannot imagine the smallest genuine art work lacking objectivity and disinterested contemplation."
Friedrich Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy (via mytheatreofcruelty)

(via lastmutations)

4 weeks ago
#friedrich nietzsche #philosophy #art 
vintageanchorbooks:

"Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable."—from “Survival In Auschwitz,” by Primo Levi
2 months ago
#primo levi #holocaust #philosophy 
"

Charity is the humanitarian mask hiding the face of economic exploitation.

In a superego blackmail of gigantic proportions, the developed countries ‘help’ the undeveloped with aid, credit and so on, and thereby avoid the key issue, namely their complicity in…the miserable situation

"
(Zizek, ‘Violence’, p19)

(Source: alterities, via ceborgia)

2 months ago
#slavoj zizek #philosophy #charity 
"How many faces, how many bodies can you recognize, with your eyes closed, only by touching them? Have you ever closed your eyes and acted unconsciously? Or loved someone so blindly, you could almost feel their energy in a dark room and be moved by the powerful touch of their ideas?"
Jean Baudrillard, Journal, 1981  (via petrichour)

(Source: sirilaf, via lastmutations)

4 months ago
#jean baudrillard #philosophy 
"Bourgeois culture has become pervasive; its project, to subordinate everyone to the dictates of capitalism, reaches everyone in the form of movies, television, newspapers, and so on. Thus, the myth of Enlightenment is transmitted without cessation to all who have even the most remote contact with contemporary society. Every resistance is effectively stifled: not by being suppressed but by being rendered yet another spectacle in the parade of culture. Resistance that cannot be appropriated is merely left outside the system, a testament to its own absurdity."
Todd May, The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism p. 25 (via post-makhno)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

4 months ago
#anarchism #philosophy 
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."
4 months ago
#friedrich nietzsche #suffering #philosophy #existentialism 
"

The sick man is no doubt incapable of working, but if he is placed in a hospital he becomes a double burden for society: the assistance he is given relates only to himself, and his family is, in turn, left exposed to poverty and disease. The hospital, which creates disease by means of the enclosed, pestilential domain that it constitutes, creates further disease in the social space in which it is placed. This separation, intended to protect, communicates disease and multiplies it to infinity.

[…]

The chain of one disease engendering another, and that of the perpetual impoverishment of poverty, is thus broken when one gives up trying to create for the sick a differentiated distinct space, which results, in an unambiguous but clumsy way, in both the protection and the preservation of disease.

"
Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic
6 months ago
#michel foucault #philosophy #the birth of the clinic #medicine #poverty #economics #ethics #disease 
"Some students want Nietzsche in the same way that they want a hamburger; they fail to grasp — and the logic of the consumer system encourages this misapprehension — that the indigestibility, the difficulty is Nietzsche."
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative? (via heteroglossia)

(via lastmutations)

6 months ago
#mark fisher #friedrich nietzsche #philosophy 
7 months ago
#michael haneke #philosophy 
bundleoffuckingsunshine:

shrieking-affliction:

Diogenes was the shit.  He was easily one of the best philosophers ever.  He made himself the least wealthy person, hence living in a “Barrel”.  He also, upon seeing a child drinking from a river with his hands, smashed his only wooden bowl claiming to be “Bested by a child”.  He did public stunts to make a point towards customs and norms including eating in the marketplace in Athens which was generally not acceptable.  When Plato described humans as “Featherless Bipeds” he plucked a chicken and brought it to him, saying “here’s your man”.  Plato changed that description to “Featherless bipeds with arms”.  And here’s where it gets real.Diogenes the Cynic became well known all over.  In fact, Alexander the great, the one man who could have anyone killed just because, went out of his way to find him.  Upon meeting Diogenes, whom was laying on the ground, he said something to the extent of “Ah, the great Diogenes!  Is there anything that I, Alexander the Great, can do you?”.  Diogenes’ response was a crude “Yes, Get out of my sunlight.”But, however, Alexander came back another time, to find Diogenes sifting through a pile of bones.  Alex inquired “Diogenes, what are you doing sifting through that pile of bones?” Diogenes the Cynic responded “I’m trying to distinguish between the bones of your father, and that of a slave.  I cannot tell the difference.”  An insult that any man would want the other beheaded for indeed.  But no, not Alexander.  Alexander went on to later say that if he were not Alexander the Great, he would wish to be Diogenes.Dude’s a motherfuckingbadass.

My new fav person. Ever.

He sounds like a stupid dickhead to me.
7 months ago
#philosophy 
ovaire:

Spinoza: Practical Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze 
9 months ago
#gilles deleuze #philosophy 
class-struggle-anarchism:

"Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth."
Happy birthday Simone.
9 months ago
#simone de beauvoir #philosophy #feminism 
"Communism, as fully developed naturalism, equals humanism, and as fully developed humanism equals naturalism."
Karl Marx
9 months ago
#karl marx #socialism #communism #philosophy #economics 
"Πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει"
All is flux, and nothing abides.

- Heraclitus (c. 535-475 BC), quoted in Plato, Cratylus 402a, and Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, IX.8 (c. 3rd century BC)

(Source: ancientpeoples, via thatwellspokentoken)

9 months ago
#philosophy 
"When we first begin to believe anything, what we believe is not a single proposition, it is a whole system of propositions. (Light dawns gradually over the whole.)"
Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty (via heteroglossia)

(via qsalms)

9 months ago
#ludwig wittgenstein #philosophy