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1. Max Horkheimer concludes his seminal Eclipse of Reason with a prophetic statement that states the enlightenment is an emancipation from what? And that to carry out this emancipatory task we must denounce what?
2. Jean Baudrillard’s The Intelligence of Evil explores a contemporary post- 9/11 cultural landscape “whereby there is no longer anything on which there is nothing left to say”. Yet, as he reminds us, “it is in the nature of meaning that not everything has it”. This “Hyperreal” condition has often permeated Baudrillard’s sociological analyses, but in what text was the term first used?
3. Alain Badiou’s magnum opus, Being and Event, constitutes a profound intervention in the history of Western philosophy, yet as Badiou states toward the beginning: “There is no difference between what I have done and what such philosophers as Plato, Descartes, Leibniz, or Hegel have done, a hundred times over since the very origins of our discipline...” What is it that Badiou says he, and these other philosophers, have done?
4. According to Armand Ajzenberg, Henri Lefebvre considered Rhythmanalysis to be the de facto fourth volume of which groundbreaking study?
5. Which renowned French theorist said of Gilles Deleuze that: “Perhaps one day this century will be known as Deleuzian”?
6. In Michel Henry’s Barbarism, the concept that supplies the title describes a “collapse of culture”, and the estrangement of life from itself through the techno-scientific socio-economic world of late-capitalism. In the opening to the ‘Preface of the Second Edition’, Henry describes the divergence – “For the first time in the history of humanity” - of which two things, in the emergence of a “titanic battle”?
7. Quentin Meillassoux, in After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency, first defines “correlationism” as the idea “according to which…”?
8. “The aesthetic mode of thought is much more than a way of thinking about art. It is an idea of thought, linked to an idea of the distribution of the sensible.” Jacque Rancière’s The Politics of Aesthetics comprises one of his most lucid and succinct accounts of how he envisages the inherent political nature of aesthetics, and the possibility of aesthetics to rethink the political. Art thus
becomes, for Rancière, a democratic modality and a principle means of
generating what, in the blandly consensual times in which we live?
9. Which American philosopher spent four years in US Naval Intelligence, at- tempting to decipher messages sent to and from German submarines, before he was promoted to Professor of Philosophy at Harvard in the late 1940s?
10. What is name of the philosopher who met with the Vienna circle in the early 1930s and later worked with British Intelligence?