EGS Video Lectures 2011

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Barbara Hammer, experimental filmmaker, lesbian artist and feminist talking about Maya Deren. In this lecture she reads an excerpt from her book Hammer! in which she recounts her experience in discovering the cinema of Maya Deren, and talks about Deren's impact on her own work, gives some biographical data about Maya Deren as well as some background information on the making of Maya Deren's "Meshes in the Afternoon", which she screens back to back with her new film "Maya Deren's Sink". She then goes on to talk about her film "Generations", which she worked on with Gina Carducci, and opens up the floor for discussion. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:13:19.

Brian Holmes talking about subjectivity as machinic operations, Félix Guattari's cartographies, systemic therapy, Guatarri's model of the unconscious, subjective and objective deterritorialisation, Chaosmosis, existential territory, Frantz Fanon, the autopoetic existence, the moment of deterritorialisation. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:49:40.

Brian Holmes talking about Félix Guattari, integrated world capitalism, deterritorialised imperialisms, economic man, Harun Farocki's The Creators of Shopping Worlds, Jean Baudrillard, structuralism and cybernetics, psychology and systemic therapy, family homeostasis, Mony Elkaim's therapeutic system, Guattari's Chaosmosis (1992), activism, Isabelle Stengers and Ilya Prigogine, chaos theory and the potentials for new ways of living. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:49:29.

Brian Holmes talking about the translocal state of being and how it relates to the global financial system, Wal-mart, intermodal transport, continuous traceability, container shipping, just-in-time production, the Japanese factory system, the translocal world, system dynamics, a roving technological unconscious, electronic data interchange, point-of-sale information, forecasting, unified data system, autopoetic systems, and growth in China. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:08:19.

Brian Holmes talking about Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, metagentrification, Giovanni Arrighi's The Long Twentieth Century (1994), the decline of the American hegemony, Frederic Jameson's The Cultural Turn, the myth of finance capital as phantasmagoria, the arbitrage trader, heterarchies, post-structuralists, conceptual art in finance, performative reflexivity, continual self-transformation, the Black-Scholes formula, and dynamic hedging. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:42:49.

Brian Holmes talking about the relationship between neoliberal informationalism and second-order cybernetics, self-reflexivity, positive and negative feedback, VCR vs Betamax, classical liberalism, neoliberalism, public choice theory, the education of symbolic analysts, Alex Gibney's Enron The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), and the flexible personality. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:00:28.

Brian Holmes talking about the period of time after World War II, Lutz Daumbeck's Das Netz (2003), cybernetics, operations research, cyborg science, the International Monetary Fund, the fluctuating values of currency, Milton Friedman, the technocratic process of economics, the three elements that go into financialisation, early cyberneticians and their discourse, the new ideology, neoliberal informationalism. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:44.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses the Apostle Paul, Christianity, Christian theology, Romans, Saint Augustine, the will, and potentiality. This is the eleventh and final lecture of his 2011 summer seminar.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:08:06.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses alternative ethics not based on the will or law, duty, Immanuel Kant, morality, oath, commandment, apparatus, and language. This is the tenth lecture of his 2011 summer seminar.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:05:28.

Giorgio Agamben talking about the results of his investigation into the archaeology of commandment. In this lecture he discusses the Greek word arko, the arkon, the beginning of the bible as commandment, beginning and commanding according to Martin Heidegger, the Anfang and Geschichte, the split between origin and commandment in Post Heideggerian philosophy, Reiner Schürmann's Le Principe d'anarchie, Jacques Derrida and the origin, the imperative, apophantic and non-apophantic discourse, is and ought, not sein but sollen, Hans Kelsen's theory of law, the linguistic work of Antoine Meilet and Emile Benveniste, JL Austin's speech acts, the commandment as non-apophantic logos, the ontology of assertion - the esti (be) - and the ontology of commandment - the esto (being), performative speech acts, the ontology of commandment vs ontology of assertion, the concept of will (Christian theology), potentiality (Greek theology), modal verbs, and Bartleby the Scrivener. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:21.

Brian Holmes talking about technopolitical paradigms, Keynesian Fordism, neoliberal informationalism, Kondrotiev waves, the Innovation School, Schumpeter, innovation, investment, infrastructures, stagnation, recessions, depressions, the Regulation School, production, consumption, the crisis of capitalism, the Keynesian Welfare Nation State, the Schumpeterian Workfare Postnational Regime, transnational institutions, and marketing. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:49:25.

Brian Holmes talking about world government, the UBS trading floor, global capitalism, supranational capital markets, the global financial network, high-frequency trading, Hibernia, algorithms, Bretton Woods, the new technocratic language, symbolic analysts, the new grammar of semiotic society, actors within the nation-state, the post-war new world order, the European Commission, and the mapping out of transnational space. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:40:30.

Brian Holmes talking about military monetary institutions, tecnopolitics, World War II, Bretton Woods, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, cybernetics, the post-World Order, Robert McNamara, The Fog of War (2003), Fordism, the rationalist state, Michel Aglietta, the Detroit Rebellion of 1967, the Trilateral Commission, 1968, a global nervous system, technological shock, a new elite institution, the crisis of democracy, and apathy. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:03:25.

Brian Holmes talking about algorithmic trading, the black box, diagrams of power, the panopticon, Norbert Wiener, interaction, the observer, first- and second-order cybernetics, positive feedback, dystopia, environmental control, reflective proliferation, speculative performance, the mirror architecture of contemporary capitalism, neoliberal civilization, and the society of control. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:16:08.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses the misconception of modern media, government, power, commandment, oath, grace, language, the night of the soul, and Saint John of the Cross. This is the sixth lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:47.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses gesture, commandment, language, religion, linguistics, Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, art, and poetry. This is the seventh lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:09:50.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses will, commandment, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aristotle and his Metaphysics, being, modal verbs, potentiality, and the human animal divide. This is the eighth lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:02.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses the apparatus of will, its separation from potentiality by early Christian theologians, the ensuing institution of the responsible, free subject, creation, genesis, Aristotle, responsibility, and Christianity. This is the ninth lecture of his 2011 summer seminar.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:02.

Brian Holmes talking about contemporary social movements in art theory as revolution and the fourfold matrix of effective interventionism in grassroots activism which he calls Eventwork. In this lecture he discusses the history of vanguard expression, art as a living gesture, the transformation of everyday life, May 1968, economic and structural consequences of intimate desire, the self overcoming of art, revolution through the ages, living as form, affective transfigurations, critical research, participatory art, network communications, collaborative self-organisation, Argentina in the late 1960s, the Di Tella Institute, the exhibition strategy of Tucuman Arde in Rosario and Buenos Aires, AIDS activism, the anti-globalization movement, tactical media, the recent financial crisis. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:47.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses the form of the command and oath, commandment, lying, perjury, the apophantic and non-apophantic modes of language, linguistics, Gilles Deleuze and the concept of the password. This is the fourth lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:46.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses oath, commandment, Michel Foucault, arche, religion, language, ontology, the imperative, and the indicative. This is the third lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:43:33.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses commandment, linguistics, Antoine Meillet, Emile Benveniste, Sigmund Freud, trauma, arche, archaeology, the ontology of imperative, and the ontology of indicative. This is the second lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:36:31.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, begins his 2011 summer seminar. Agamben discusses the difference between commandment and obedience, the Greek word arche (both origin and commandment), Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Franz Kafka. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:29:46.

Giorgio Agamben, contemporary philosopher, discusses the distinction between man and animal, their relationship to language, the force of language, sacrament, linguistics, Oswald Ducrot, Gilles Deleuze, Ferdinand de Saussure, Franz Kafka and The Trial, Emile Benveniste, and Alain Badiou. This is the fifth lecture of his 2011 summer seminar. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:24:54.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses sexual difference, sexuality, Sigmund Freud, Joan Copjec, the critique of gender, Jacques Lacan, psychoanalysis, Slavoj Zizek, Friedrich Nietzsche, and the body and being. This is the sixth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:12:34.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses negativity, Verneinung, Sigmund Freud's text on negation, psychoanalysis, logic and the third, Jacques Lacan, Jean Hyppolite, the unconscious, the constitution of thinking, psychosis and neurosis. This is the seventh lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland

Length: 1:13:40.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener, I would prefer not to, Immanuel Kant and infinite judgment, Gilles Deleuze, Stéphane Mallarmé, place, and nihilism. This is the ninth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011 Alenka Zupancic.

Length: 1:19:58.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses nothing, negation, Verneinung, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, psychoanalysis, the unconscious, the symptom, the real, the mother, yes, no, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Gilles Deleuze. This is the eighth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:08:37.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses nihilism, Friedrich Nietzsche, the eternal return, the demon in The Gay Science, Choderlos de Laclos The Dangerous Liaisons, Ray Brassier Nihil Unbound, meaning, morals, and morality. This is the tenth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:15:10.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Friedrich Nietzsche, the eternal return, nihilism, The Gay Science, repetition, Sigmund Freud, death drive, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan, Don Juan, and the dead. This is the eleventh lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:07:34.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Jacques Lacan, the body in psychoanalysis, drive, the inconsistency in finitude, Mladen Dolar, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, God is unconscious, Christianity, religion, and a question on Friedrich Nietzsche, the eternal return, and Gilles Deleuze. This is the twelfth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 0:49:37.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist, talking about the Devil as a double in science fiction. In this lecture, Laurence A. Rickels discusses the concepts of the father in psychoanalysis, the fetish, DW Winnicott, reality and simulation, Frankenstien, Dracula, the films "Dark City" and "Simulacra 3," psy-fi in relation to propaganda, marketing, Frued, choice, robots, the uncanny, projection, possession, the third person, Adorno, the culture industry, the anal theory of birth, the Wolfman case focusing on reproduction, creation, second nature, artificial worlds, mourning. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:08:23.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist and artist Thomas Zummer talking about the return of the repressed in science fiction movies like the Terminator, Ghostbusters, and the Matrix. In this lecture Thomas Zummer discusses Blade Runner, optics, the use of blue and red filters, Hitchcock and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in relationship to the body, machines, techne and worlds, focusing on monsters/appearance, CGI, Louis Feuillade's Les Vampires, robots, androids and cyborgs. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:16:00.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist, talking about alternative worlds or possible worlds in science fiction. In this lecture, Laurence A. Rickels discusses "Dark City" and "Simulacron-3", "Metropolis," Judge Schreber, aliens, systems theory, inside/outside, California, "Blade Runner," in relation to memory, psychoanalysis, fetish, trauma, Stan Douglas, "Sandman," German cybernetics, Freud, westward expansion, Adorno, Benjamin, Christian fantasy focusing on Philip K. Dick, castration, ghosts, time travel. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:58:07.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist, talking about mourning in zombie and vampire fiction. In this lecture, Laurence A. Rickels discusses Melanie Klein, DW Winnicott, and Freud's theories of loss and mourning in relation to doubles, the underworld, reality-testing, Surrogates, Simulacrum 3, the culture industry, true and false selves, masks, psychosis focusing on transitional objects, Dracula, 30 Days of Night, gadgets and Friedrich Kittler. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:32:44.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist, talking about the Jean-Luc Godard's film Alphaville. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses war neurosis, homosexuality, psychoanalysis, Philip K. Dick, the fool, Simularcon-3, androids in relation to secrets, Freud, Totem and Taboo, mourning, the Third Reich, 1984, words, representations, affects, signs, totalitarianism, James Bond, specters focusing on the cold war, the underworld, WWII, psy-fi. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:08:40.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Quentin Meillassoux and After Finitude, Alain Badiou and the event, ontology, radical change, Friedrich Nietzsche, fideism, Beyond Good and Evil, Immanuel Kant, correlationism, Jacques Lacan, sexual difference, antagonism, Judith Butler, and gender. This is the fifth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 0:48:55.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist, offers a psychoanalytic reading of the beginnings artificial flight in Germany by exploring two German science fiction films, Robert Bramkamp's Prüfstand 7 and Fitz Lang's Woman in the Moon. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses the V2 rocket, Nazi Germany, Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, Hermann Oberth, Wernher von Braun and psychoanalysis in relation to technology, Heidegger, Judge Schreber, Metropolis and Contact. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:48:27.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist, talking about traumatic loss, fetish, and early airplane flight in Germany. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, gadget-love, technology, forgetting and memory, Melanie Klien, in relation to substitution, the couple, castration, dislocation, Donald Winnicott in relationship to Charles Darwin, evolution and airplanes. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:55.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist and artist Thomas Zummer talking about robots, identity, cyborgs and science fiction. In this lecture Laurence A Rickels and Thomas Zummer discuss Donna Haraway, caricature and androids in relationship to "Metropolis," robotic labor, Alan Turing, Karel ?apek's play "RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots)," HAL, Kismet, Michel Foucault, virtual history, flying saucers, Herman Chernoff, Hitler and denazification focusing on ghosts, telepathy and nuclear powered aircraft. European Graduate School EGS

Alenka Zupancic. Psychoanalysis and the Study of Science

08/15/2011

Length: 1:17:10.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, talking discusses Quentin Meillassoux and After Finitude, speculative realism, Jacques Lacan, psychoanalysis, science thinking and the unconscious, materialism, nature, necessity and contingency, Stephen Jay Gould and the God of creation, and correlation. This is the fourth lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:16:15.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, talking discusses Jacques Lacan, psychoanalysis, Clément Clement Rosset, the real, double, representation, ontology, uncanny, identity, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. This is the second lecture of Zupan?i?'s 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:17:51.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, talking discusses Jacques Lacan, psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Clément Clement Rosset, the real, negation, the impossible, Blade Runner, Oedipus prophecy and complex, repetition, and Jean Laplanche. This is the first lecture of Zupancic's 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:15:50.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, talking discusses Quentin Meillassoux and After Finitude, speculative realism, Jacques Lacan, Immanuel Kant, psychoanalysis, fantasy, the discourse of science, materialism, contingency, nature, correlation, and Slavoj Žižek Zizek. This is the third lecture of Zupancic's 2011 summer course at the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011

Length: 1:53:50.

Siegfried Zielinski, media theorist, discusses the question "How the role of media was conceptualized?" regarding the notion of 'south' and focusing on Africa, Egypt, China, Istanbul, Baghdad, ancient Islamic mechanical arts, sound and automatons. During the seminar he refers to Hegel's Lectures on Philosophy of History, Edison, Alberto Giacometti, Albert Presas i Puig, Ibn al Haytham, al-Jazari, Banu Musa Brothers, Ramon Llull, Parastou Forouhar, Variantologia Latina. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:34:08.

Siegfried Zielinski, media theorist, discusses the notion of an-archaeology and variantology by focusing on knowledge and power, universalization and anthropocentric thinking by the help of genealogy, arts and science. During the seminar he refers to Foucault, Edouard Glissant, Derrida, Freeman Dyson, Habermas, Manuel De Landa and James Hutton. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:43:32.

Siegfried Zielinski, media theorist, covering the topics of 'empty space', singularity, internet and computer culture, media hegemony and universality while referring to Lacan, Derrida, Alain Badiou, Walter Benjamin, Foucault, Vilem Flusser, Giorgio Agamben and Bataille. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:37:10.

Siegfried Zielinski questioning aesthetics, poetry, machinery, mathematical language, perception, telematic communications, spectatorship, narration and culture while referring to Lacan, Godard, Descartes, Max Bense, Nanni Balestrini, Peter Weibel, Brion Gysin, Derrida, Debord and Foucault. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:27:36.

Siegfried Zielinski, media theorist, talks about the relations between media, art and communication. He focuses on game studies, propaganda studies, mass media, internet, telecommunication, linguistics while referring to Harold Loswell, Claude Shannon, Alain Robbe Grillet, Hans Bellmer's la pupee, George Bataille, McLuhan's Mechanical Bride, Sigfried Giedion, Roland Barthes's Mythologies, Levi-Strauss and Lacan. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:20:49.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about the films "The Surrogates" and "The Universal Soldier" in relation to Freud's "Psychoanalysis and the War Neuroses. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses the double, Judge Schreber, masturbation, science fiction and mourning in relation to mass murder, prosthetics, robots, the culture industry, crypts, fantasy, adolescence, cyborgs, the peace ego/war ego, family systems theory and technology focusing on PTSD, shell shock and trauma. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:48:09.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about Judge Schreber, psychosis, and Fritz Lang's "Metropolis." In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses, Karl Jung, Sigmund Freud, masturbation and soul murder in relation to delusion, replicates/surrogates, projection, crypt, mourning, reproduction, substitution and Mary Shelly focusing on melancholia, robots, science fiction, and mother figures. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:45:10.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about the roots of the psychoanalytic double in German literature and science fiction. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses Sigmund Freud, Judge Schreber, "Totem and Taboo," Jacques Lacan, the-Name-of-the-Father in relation to spiritualism and the occult, the Sandman, film, projection, the uncanny, Philip K. Dick, Walter Benjamin and Nazi Germany focusing on and mourning, melancholia and Goethe's Faust. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:45:38.

Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about the uncanny, mourning and what he calls unmourning or the haunting of what has been repressed. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses Goethe's Faust, Mephistopheles, the Sandman and the double in relation to Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, castration, vampires, science fiction, psy-fi, the occult, technology and "Metropolis," focusing on psychoanalysis, shell shock, World War I, and psychological warfare. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:09:20.

Avital Ronell talking about Kafka's Letter to His Father. In this lecture she discusses mastery, the call, indecency, vomiting and healing, the unwelcoming in the inhospitable space of the master-signifier mastery, what it means to achieve mastery, Heinrich von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas, justice, history as a practice built upon what cannot be recalled, undecidability as a perpetuant testing out of things, retreat as a "re-tracing", melancholia as refusal of the other, reading in relation to loss, writing as a secondary and distressed activity, Kafka's "A Country Doctor" and The Castle, the architecture of decision in Kafka, the tone of a text, Kafka's mother, father and fate, hospitality, and anahistory. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:52.

Avital Ronell talking about Kafka's "The Test" in relation to the figure of the guest. In this lecture, she discusses the idea of the guest-ghost, the economy of the impoverished, the gift vs. an economy, potlatch, Derrida and hospitality, invitations, coercive demands, insinuating hierarchies in Kafka, duplicity, Heidegger's thrownness, and passing the test. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:58:06.

Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst, author and publisher, talking about hospitality under compassion and violence. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses the gesture of hospitality in terms of foreigners and host countries which turns the idea of hospitality into a political event; she also discusses the difference between the foreigner and the Other, Jacques Derrida's law of hospitality, the etymology of hospitality, hostility and host, the host as potential enemy, illegal immigration, absolute hospitality, exchange, Emmanuel Lévinas and true hospitality, Michel Foucault, hospitality and madness, Wilfred Bion and wild thoughts giving hospitality to madness, the right to belong somewhere, hospitality as an experience (épreuve) rather than concept, hospitality as the pre-condition to life - the mother's womb, hospitality and death and the experience of mourning, the question of border and limit, Jan Pato?ka's night of hospitality, societal laws of hospitality and the foreigner, Thomas Moore's Utopia, the political utopia's placelessness opening the possibility of human cosmopolitanism, utopia's acknowledgment of the other, creating time for hospitality, the semantic constellation of hospitality, the test, murder and hate, the crypt, hospitality as an event, hospitality under the violence of radical ethics, and unconditional hospitality. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:09.

Avital Ronell in a joint lecture with Anne Dufourmantelle talking about their book Fighting Theory. In this lecture they discuss the risks of engaging the other, the limits of questioning, philosophy and the other, curiosity, the women in Friedrich Nietzsche, Eve as primary scientist, Martin Heidegger's Was Heisst Denken?, Emmanuel Lévinas and the other, the principle of the unknown, the event of the encounter, the call of the other, the conditions of transference and countertransference, the obsessional neurotic, Fighting Theory, philosophy and theatre, war and the warzone, the cry, the scream, the polis, chaos and the other, the difference between the hysteric and the obsessional neurotic, and the phobic. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:44:26.

Avital Ronell talking about Kafka's The Test. In this lecture she discusses testing as the principle mode of scientific inquiry, the servant, the master--slave-servant dialectic, the question of being a servant, the call, Kafka's example of Abraham getting the call, the destination of the call, the prize, the reward, weakness, intelligence, the dumbest person takes the call, Bartleby, the artist-writer's position in the world, passivity and receptivity, what it means to be the receiver, Emmanuel Lévinas, waiting as the essence of man, testing the faith of theology students and Immanuel Kant. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:28.

Avital Ronell talking about tests and testing. In this lecture, she discusses her book The Test Drive, self-criticism, Stupidity, Edmund Husserl, the extreme power of testing, modalities of self-testing, Protestantism, the hypothetical, testing and destruction, biblical test narratives, Abraham and Job, the emergency broadcast system, George Bush and 9 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, the phrase "just try me", Franz Kafka, Nietzsche's break-up with Richard Wagner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his secretary Johann Peter Eckermann, the parasital/patricidal path, the technological test of the Gulf War, the absence of tests, the test site, testing as a masculinist activity, Donna Haraway and lab culture. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:57:39.

Avital Ronell in a joint lecture with psychoanalyst and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle talking about their book Fighting Theory. In this lecture they discuss the act of writing as fighting, war zones, the psychiatry of war, British wartime psychiatrist WH Rivers, the embodiment of the other in trauma zones, the multifaceted body, the fight complex, Immanuel Kant's abandoned text on perpetual peace, the devaluation of theoretical and philosophical work, theory bashing, the state murder of Socrates, the insurrection philosophizing and theorizing implies, daily warfare, military music, Heinrich von Kleist and his "mil-literary" strategy, Sigmund Freud's Rat Man, the koan, the test, the master and the disciple. European Graduate School EGS

Hubertus von Alelunxen. Notation

08/11/2011

Length: 2:15:36.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, German theorist and art historian, lecturing on a 2008 exhibition 'Notation', a collaboration by Amelunxen, Dieter Appelt and Peter Weibel. The exhibition collected works from all realms of art from the 20th century, and placed them in relationships with one another. During the lecture, Amelunxen focuses on the fundamental axioms of the exhibition, in particular the intimacy that artistic forms of the last century had with scientific calculation, precision and the overarching ontological implications of the 20th century's scientific theories and developments. Amelunxen pays particular atention to music composition, especially the work of Iannis Xenakis, John Cage and Pierre Boulez, before turning to the thought of Benjamin and Adorno. European Graduate School

Length: 0:50:15.

Avital Ronell talking about Kafka and the sublime in relation to his father. In this lecture she discusses Immanuel Kant's dynamic and mathematical sublime, the Alps, Frankenstein, Edmund Burke's sublime, the distinction between the beautiful and the sublime, the call, the strategic motivation behind beauty and the sublime, Jacques Derrida and the text, taste, Kant's aesthetics, Chantal Mouffe, Derrida and the frame, Heidegger on Nietzsche's destruction and devastation, and Kafka's "Letter to His Father" which he wrote in 1919. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:47:55.

Avital Ronell talking about laws of encounters and the greeting. In this lecture, she discusses laws of encounter, Jacques Lacan's sujet-supposé-savoir, pedagogy, the rights of nerves, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Hölderlin, the gift of the other, pernicious forms of the greeting, missiles in the Gulf War, the Nietzschean transvaluation machine, good values, pernicious values, the coerced greeting, and the salute in terms of health and redemption. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:50:18.

Heiner Goebbels, German composer, lecturing on the aesthetics of absence. During the lecture, Heiner Goebbels, discusses the role of the spectator, his involvement and inscription into the scene, and the deconstruction of the traditional co-ordinates of theatre, opera, and performance art, in order to reveal the effects of gaps, inundation, silence and conflict. The result, is what he calls experimental theatre music. Over the course of the lecture, Goebbels shows a number of clips from his works -- in order to materialize his remarks -- including the 1998 performance 'Black and White'. Goebbels also discusses the actor -- his involvement, distinction from and collapse into the other elements of a performance, moreover, Goebbels discusses the separation of the actor from the set, narrative and even his own voice. Over the course of the lecture, Goebbels touches on the works of Heiner Miller, Bertolt Brecht, Holderlin, Hanns Eisler, Gertrude Stein and others. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:04:03.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, German theorist and art historian, lecturing on the work of Victor Burgin. Amelunxen focuses on two particular works,Voyage to Italy (2006) and Gradiva (1982), which, he argues, show Burgin's meditations on psychoanalysis, in particular the notions of transference, repression, remembering and fantasy. Having worked with Victor Burgin in co-authoring a book on Burgin's work, Ameluxen claims that Burgin's art, as much as anything, is a reflexive problematizing of the reality as decoded by psychoanalysis. During the lecture, Amelunxen pays specific attention to psychoanalysis's notion of the gaze, and its odd but accurate depiction of temporality, as they are present in Burgin's artistic works. Finally, Ameluxen also remarks on the nihilistic and paralyzed nature of photography and the way this is captured in Burgin';s work. European Graduate School

Length: 1:11:07.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, German theorist and art historian, lecturing on the problematic of representation, in particular as regards the capturing of historical moments. During the lecture, Amelunxen is in constant dialogue with the work of Thomas Demand, insofar as Demand's work attempts to short-circuit the problem by explicitly simulating phenomena, as opposed to trying to capture them directly. Amelunxen, while dwelling on the photography of Thomas Demand, withdraws from it a series of issues, especially the problem of the intertwining of lie and truth and catastrophic nature of photography, as that which breaks the linearity of time. Over the course of the lecture, Amelunxen also remarks on the problem of transmission and history, the ambiguity of history to education, and the difference between knowledge and the archive, or archiving. European Graduate School

Length: 1:07:34.

Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about risking life in the context negativity and dialectics. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses negativity, anxiety, symptoms, testing, consciousness and the dialectic of master and slave in relationship to Hegel, Immanuel Levinas, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan and René Descartes focusing on insurance, addiction, being lost, self-recognition and fear. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:39:26.

?Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about the non-relationship between sexuality and philosophy in the Baroque era and seventeenth century. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses neurosis, literature, the illusion of truth, the symptomatology of consciousness, sadism, masochism, sexual freedom and the psychoanalytic conception of a cure in relationship to Peter Sloterdijk, Miguel de Cervantes, Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Baruch Spinoza, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Marquis de Sade and René Descartes focusing on Don Quixote, desire, trauma, sublimation, the animal, the infinite body, the political subject and the Other. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:12.

Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about the non-relationship between sexuality and philosophy. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses the relationship between literature and sensibility, sexuality as a space of sacrifice and the development of technology in relationship to Catherine Malabou, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud and Soren Kierkegaard focusing on negative capacity, desire, human cloning, the efficacy of grammar and virtual space. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:22:27.

Geoffrey Bennington talking about Aristotle's Politics, logos as what makes man as political animals, Jean-François Lyotard, animality, the human against the animal, logocentrism, sovereignty, political philosophy, Girard Sfez's account of Lyotard -- the eclipse of the political in Lyotard's Le Differend, linkage of phrases, the unstable state of language, idioms, Lyotard's The Inhuman, and his turning away from politics to écriture -- the inhuman as the metaphysics of development, globalization, the inhuman as animality, affect. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:17:18.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about Franz Kafka's character Odradek in The Cares of a Family Man. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses the muteness of language, paternal authority, neoliberalism, the spectrality of presence and life without a goal in relationship to Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx focusing on instrumentality, laughter, fear, gesture, body, death, nightmares, haunting, the pre-Oedipal, time and the One. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:58:34.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about Adorno and Benjamin's dispute over Kafka's articulation of the phantasmagoric form. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses Adorno and Benjamin's correspondence, reconciling Marx with the messianic, Benjamin's essays on Baudelaire, the structure of consumer desire and empathy as a methodology in relationship to Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Karl Marx and Charles Baudelaire focusing on commodity fetishism, history, time, life, illumination, mysticism, positivism, mediation, exchange value and the atypical. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:48:10.

Nuruddin Farah, Somalian poet and novelist, reading an excerpt from his novel Crossbones, the third book of a trilogy including Links and Knots. In this lecture, Nuruddin Farah reads a section about a boy, "young thing," in Mogadishu who is drafted into Somalian piracy amidst a civil war. After the reading, Nuruddin answers questions concerning inspiration, the writing process, the relationship between life and politics, national identity, tribalism, social justice, liberty and naming his characters. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:31:02.

Judith Butler, post-structuralist philosopher and author, talking about precarity and the ethical obligations of geographical proximity through the perspectives of Emmanuel Lévinas and Hannah Arendt, with a response by Bracha Ettinger. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses our ethical response to suffering at a distance, ethical obligations, geographical proximity, ethics, images of war suffering, Lévinas and Susan Sontag on the war image, the media, grounds for global responsibility, consent and communitarianism, the media's role in proximity and distance, corporeal locatedness, mediated ethical relations, global connectedness, being moved, ethical philosophy and what it means to be ethical in these times; Lévinas on racial and cultural belonging, reciprocity - that egoism as the defeat of ethics itself, the life of the Other and the precarious and corporeal being, the call, vulnerability and ethical relations, cohabitation, the prerogative of genocide, politics and the necessity of cohabiting the earth, community, the notion of unwilled proximity and unchosen cohabitation, precarity, interdependency, ethics on a global scale. Bracha Ettinger responds with the subject and the body, the proto-ethical call and aesthetic phenomena, the uncanny anxiety, the vulnerability of the other, the non-I, transconnectedness, the self, the giving up of subjectivity, subjectivity as an encounter, the mode of co-emerging, affective access to the world. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:03:23.

Avital Ronell talking about the shock of puberty and the political impact of the call. In this lecture, she reads an excerpt of her latest book, Loser Sons, in which she discusses Jean-François Lyotard's "Emma, Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis", the affective shock of having to submit to a call of submissive readiness, how these affective shocks work themselves into our political narratives, how modern politics depends on teenage mythologies, the brand of hysteria that cuts into puberty, puberty in general, Immanuel Kant, the aporia of the hysteria as an event, "excitation" in speech repression, Jacques Lacan's reading of Sigmund Freud on negation, unconscious judgment, the law, the childhood phrase-affect, Sarah's laughter, choosing immaturity, authority, the terror that resides in the untranslatability of childhood susceptibility into adult articulation, infantile cultures, letting go of Enlightenment fictions, and how childhood for Lyotard is not a historical developmental instance. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:21:35.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, German theorist and art historian, lecturing on the function of archives, the context, uses and misuses of art. During the lecture, Amelunxen discusses the function of archives, the problems involved with archiving, the cultural value of archiving, and what Derrida termed 'archive fever'. Ameluxen then dwells on the place of art, the consequences of its placement, and then leads a class discussion on the social role of art, including its uses and misuses. Over the course of the lecture, Amelunxen also remarks on the problem of transmission and history, the ambiguity of history to education, and the difference between knowledge and the archive, or archiving. Amelunxen, throughout the lecture, also touches on the thought of Adorno and Derrida, and the work of Thomas Demand, and to a lesser extent, Andreas Gursky. European Graduate School

Length: 1:25:06.

?Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about the non-relationship between sexuality and philosophy. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses the history of philosophy, the relationship between body and soul, Christianity, Greek tragedy, consciousness and the limits of language in relationship to Michel Foucault, Plato, Immanuel Kant, Baruch Spinoza, Soren Kierkegaard, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aristotle, Maurice Blanchot and Avital Ronell focusing on desire, drive, hubris, emotion, the autonomy of the self, speech, thought and obsession. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:19.

?Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about the non-relationship between sexuality and philosophy. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses the history of philosophy, the relationship between body and soul, tragedy, Greek virtue, Dionysian wisdom, Socrates and Christianity in relationship to Plato, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant and Soren Kierkegaard focusing on desire, shame, original sin, appetite and the philosophical concept of essence. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:16:52.

?Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about what it means to risk life. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses the ideology of security, libido, the Lacanian discourses, the mirror stage, the super-ego, consciousness and the dialectic of master and slave in relationship to Leo Tolstoy, Hegel, Immanuel Levinas, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan and Melanie Klein focusing on desire, dependency, negativity, the uncanny, being lost, self-recognition and fear. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:21:23.

?Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about the philosophy of hospitality. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses psychoanalysis, the figure of the master, the subject, the foreigner, death, Antigone, Ulysses and Oedipus in relationship to Jacques Derrida, Immanuel Levinas, Immanuel Kant, Socrates, Jacques Lacan and Sophocles focusing on parricide, the Other, hubris, violence, hostility, haunting and truth. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:43:39.

?Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher, psychoanalyst and author, talking about hospitality of the insanity of the mind. In this lecture, Anne Dufourmantelle discusses madness, the uncanny, psychoanalysis, the spectrum, the phantom, political acts and art in relationship to Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and the Bible focusing on unfamiliarity, otherness, death, the haunted subject, forgiveness, the idiot, Jonas and the whale. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:32:29.

Judith Butler, Avital Ronell and Laurence Rickels talking about paternal authority and psychoanalysis in Kafka's writings. In this lecture, Laurence Rickels, psychoanalyst and author, discusses the role of libido in judgment, the impossibility of writing, the Oedipus complex and the imperative to enjoy in relationship to Franz Kafka, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Martin Luther, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari focusing on parables, paradoxes, commandments, desire, death drive, sexual difference, the superego, performativity and minor literature. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:47:56.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about Walter Benjamin's notion of the gesture in Franz Kafka's parables. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses Benjamin's background, Kafka's elliptical literary style, the relationship between image and gesture, the possibility of completed action, theology and the Event of language in relationship to Jacques Derrida, Bertolt Brecht, Theodor W. Adorno, Samuel Weber and Karl Marx focusing on messianic time, commodity fetishism, Christianity, the antichrist, the structure of time and space, the Frankfurt School, Kabbalah, the trace, the enigmatic remainder and interruption. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:10.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about Walter Benjamin's Theses On The Philosophy of History. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses historical materialism crossed with the messianic, crystallization as the imagistic form of the past, homogenous time, the loss of remembrance and the singularity of catastrophe in relationship to Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Michel Foucault focusing on memory, progress, empty time, the relation of the past and present, happening versus action and dialectics. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:10:44.

Judith Butler, Avital Ronell and Laurence Rickels talking about Kafka and the collapse of metaphysics. In this lecture, Avital Ronell, philosopher and author, discusses the play of presence and absence, the politics of friendship, the problem of departure and arrival, the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature, and the reciprocity of calling and being called in relationship to Franz Kafka, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Martin Luther, Michel Foucault and Martin Heidegger focusing on the letter, destiny, Gesicht, history, authority, law, the panopticon, the Event, Abraham, hope, impossibility and laughter. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:54:56.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, German theorist and art historian, lecturing on the theoretical elements of photography. During the lecture, Amelunxen discusses temporality and three levels of time, the punctum in time, and the temporality of expectation and retrospection. Amelunxen focuses on the paradoxical nature of the photography in regards to time, as well as its catastrophic element. Additionally, he dwells on non-linearity, the problems of duplication translation, and reproduction, mimesis, otherness, the uncanny, and what Roland Barthes called 'the third sense'. During the lecture, Amelunxen relies on the the work of Derrida, Barthes, Benjamin, Escher, Klee, Deleuze and introduces two figures of Greek mythology: Echo and Narcissus. European Graduate School EGS.

Length: 1:10:24.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, German theorist and art historian, lecturing on the theoretical elements of photography. During the lecture, Amelunxen discusses temporality and three levels of time, the punctum in time, and the temporality of expectation and retrospection. Amelunxen focuses on the paradoxical nature of the photography in regards to time, as well as its catastrophic element. Additionally, he dwells on non-linearity, the problems of duplication translation, and reproduction, mimesis, otherness, the uncanny, and what Roland Barthes called 'the third sense'. During the lecture, Amelunxen relies on the the work of Derrida, Barthes, Benjamin, Escher, Klee, Deleuze and introduces two figures of Greek mythology: Echo and Narcissus. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:56:00.

Alenka Zupancic, Slovenian philosopher and author, talking about what is the real in the context of poetic art in response to Frederich Schiller's "On the Use of the Chorus in Tragedy". In this lecture, Zupan?i? discusses the Schiller's views on the chorus, art and the real, art and the ideal, realism in theater, semblance, artistic positioning and sequence of events in art, whimsical creativity as dead end, the fantastic as the reverse side of realism, the affect of freedom and spectatorship, nature as an idea, art as mediator between reality and the ideal, the role of the chorus in theater, the chorus in modern theater, what is not are but true entertainment, Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain", what is specific about poetic language, symbolic forms and the artifice of the chorus, poetic art creating the real through re-doublement, consequence of the chorus, the language of tragedy, the role of the chorus according to Jacques Lacan, the Schillerean chorus, the chorus as organ that creates the space of the real in theater. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:31:17.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about how to read Kafka. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses the relationship between philosophy and literature, how to read parables, the limits of knowledge, theology and the adequacy of the propositional form in relationship to Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Michel Foucault focusing on reason in history, the messiah, time, space, argumentative structure, playfulness, mediation and the figure of Christ. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:54:43.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about Kafka's parables and paradoxes. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses the didactic function of the parable, the structure of command and the communicability and legitimacy of laws in relationship to Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Michel Foucault focusing on das Ziel, progressive history, teleology, the messianic, indeterminacy, the politics of arrival and departure, temporal progressions and spatial relations. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:25.

Judith Butler, philosopher and author, talking about Kafka's parables and paradoxes. In this lecture, Judith Butler discusses the relationship between parable and reality, the philosophy of departure and arrival, the breakdown of language and the promiscuity of the "here" and "now" in relationship to Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Michel Foucault focusing on das Ziel, destination, indeterminacy, Ungeheures, monstrosity, the uncanny, a priori, transcendentalism, the messianic, theology, time and space. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:41:10.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, answers students' questions on infinity. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses three historical sequences of the infinite, the philosophy of life, the dialectical relationship between infinity and finitude, distinctions between infinities and set theory in relationship to Plato, René Descartes, Georg Cantor, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, Karl Marx and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel focusing on hubris, science, Christianity, totality, God, capitalism, the One, void, being, existence, truth, subjectivity, dialectics, Greek tragedy, perfection and affirmation. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:43.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about the finite and infinite in an ontology of multiplicity. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses set theory, the formulas of existence and obligation, the reactionary vision in politics, and omega as a limit point and event in relationship to Plato, Georg Cantor, René Descartes, Henri Bergson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida focusing on truth, God, the One, affirmation, void, extensionality, globality, locality, difference, succession, repetition, new worlds, memory and life. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:28:52.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about three possibilities concerning an absolute beginning. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses the singleton of the void, the absolute difference between zero and one, returning to classicism, naming and exteriority in relationship to Plato, René Descartes, Georg Cantor, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilles Deleuze focusing on pure difference, affirmation, repetition, succession, novelty, god, capitalism, corruption, immaterial images, infinite price, minimum difference and love. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:15:19.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about the operation of succession and naming in set theory. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses nothingness and infinity as two forms of being, the materiality of names, creative repetition and the matheme of the infinite in relationship to Plato, René Descartes, Georg Cantor, Jacques Lacan, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilles Deleuze focusing on being, existence, negation, affirmation, the indefinite, the encore, creative repetition, subjectivity, weak and strong infinity, omega, Faust, jouissance and woman. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:28:32.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about the relationship between the finite and infinite in the context of set theory. In this lecture, Alain Badiou recapitulates the struggle between reactive classicism and reactive romanticism, new humanism, grace and immanent life and goes on to discuss set theory and the paradox of beginning with nothing in relationship to Plato, René Descartes, Georg Cantor, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilles Deleuze focusing on being, existence, the One, affirmation, subjectivity, the trace, the void, absolute beginning, the empty set, indeterminacy and omega. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:17:12.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about the dialectical conception of the relationship between the finite and infinite in romanticism and modernity. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses the dialectical fusion of the One and the infinite, Christianity, God, the figure of Christ, truth, miracle and transcendental affirmation in relationship to René Descartes, Georg Cantor, Plato, Blaise Pascal and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel focusing on being, existence, truth, subjectivity, abstraction, miracle, possibility, the common measure and generating the new. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:43:35.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about four different philosophical choices concerning infinity. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses the possibility to maintain or suppress the relationship between the One and infinite, pure multiplicity without an immanent or transcendent reference to the One, and the faithful subject in relationship to Plato, Georg Cantor, René Descartes, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilles Deleuze focusing on nihilism, capitalism, the weak and poor god, nature, paganism, truth, life, affirmation and reactive subjectivity. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:23.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about a positive form of the dialectical relation between the finite and infinite. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses the distinction between finite and infinite possibilities, immanent infinity as life potency, different types of infinity, and the complete separation between the infinite and the One in relationship to Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Alexandre Koyré, Auguste Comte, Georg Cantor, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and Gilles Deleuze focusing on being, existence, the One, immortality, physics, capitalism, humanity, equality, God, Christianity, affirmation and virtuality. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:25:07.

Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about the classical vision of the relationship between the finite and infinite in Greek antiquity. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses the Greek conception of the One, apeiron, the Platonic Good, the One-All, being, existence, paganism and aesthetics in relationship to René Descartes, Georg Cantor, Plato, Aristotle, Blaise Pascal and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel focusing on being, existence, hubris, perfection, negativity, immortality, totality, cosmos, subjectivity, tragedy, possibility, life and death. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:08:36.

Samuel Weber, philosopher and author, talking about the notions of bare life and life in general within the juridical-political structure of Giorgio Agamben's description of camps. In this lecture, Samuel Weber discusses the death of God as the condition of possibility of camps, the inclusion of exclusion, political sovereignty, the relationship between life and death, the notion of enemy, Christianity and the possibility of legitimate killings in relationship to Giorgio Agamben, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Hobbes, Saint Paul, Martin Luther, Alain Badiou and Sigmund Freud focusing on singularity, universality, Homo sacer, the state of exception, original sin, guilt, hubris, time, Christ, resurrection, redemption and violence. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:31:48.

Manuel De Landa, philosopher, artist and author, talking about the ontology of Aristotle and Gilles Deleuze. In this lecture, Manuel De Landa discusses metaphysics, universality, particularity, generality, singularity, realism, mathematics, and social science in relationship to Leonhard Euler, Kurt Gödel, Henri Poincaré and Michel Foucault focusing on a priori truths, virtual capacities, affects, differential calculus, necessity and contingency. European Graduate School EGS

Manuel de Landa. Economies of Scale and Agglomeration

06/17/2011

Length: 0:58:45.

Manuel De landa, contemporary philosopher, discusses economies of scale and economies of agglomeration using a Deleuzian-inspired materialism.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Manuel de Landa. Philosophy, Science and Matter

06/17/2011

Length: 1:21:16.

Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, reviews some of the major themes from his 2011 lecture. DeLanda covers the relationship between philosophy, science, Gilles Deleuze, Benedict Baruch Spinoza, and the central role of matter.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Manuel de Landa. A Materialist Theory of Language

06/17/2011

Length: 1:12:37.

Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, uses assemblage theory to provide a materialist theory of language. In the process, DeLanda confronts linguists such as Noam Chomsky, William Labov, and Ferdinand de Saussure.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Manuel de Landa. A Materialist History of Cities

06/17/2011

Length: 1:23:13.

Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, uses assemblage theory to create a materialist history of cities, including Fernand Braudel, history, civilization, immunology, disease European colonization, the supply zone, and Alfred Crosby.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Manuel de Landa. The City and Capitalism

06/16/2011

Length: 1:33:32.

Manuel de Llanda, contemporary philosopher, uses assemblage theory to discuss the city, society, Walter Christaller, and civilization throughout history. DeLanda then tackles the topic of capitalism, challenging Karl Marx and Marxism with the theory of French historian Fernand Braudel.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Manuel de Landa. Assemblage Theory Revisited

06/16/2011

Length: 0:56:22.

Manuel de Landa, contemporary philosopher, revisits assemblage theory and answers student questions. DeLanda discusses models, the state, state apparatus, Michel Foucault, and the virtual.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Manuel de Landa. Assemblage Theory and Social Institutions

06/16/2011

Length: 1:22:54.

Manuel de Landa, contemporary philosopher, discusses assemblage theory and its application to social institutions. DeLanda covers such topics as authority and Max Weber, emergent properties, social movements, the state, and the market.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Length: 0:56:39.

Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosopher and author, talking about the different kinds of philosophical methodologies. In this lecture, Wolfgang Schirmacher discusses dialectics, phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction in relationship to Georges Bataille, Martin Heidegger, Hegel, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, and Theodor Adorno focusing on death, discontinuity, contradiction, truth in art, the second negation, and creative destruction. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:04:35.

Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosopher and author, talking about the four Kantian questions. In this lecture, Wolfgang Schirmacher discusses knowledge, hope, ethics, subjectivity, objectivity, methodology and the human being in relationship to Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Edmund Husserl, Aristotle and Elia Suleiman focusing on Kantian dualism, Hegelian dialectics, phenomenology, the real and perspecitivism. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:09:42.

Victor Vitanza talking about Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses organic body, semiotics, signs, the coming community, the libidinal body, the libidinal economy, the Mobius strip as compossibility, the Klein jar, subjects and objects, the post critical object, the body as politics, the theatre, the unconscious mind, new beings, critique, the political economy, the theatre of power, investment, the body as surface, the zero as ideal form, Bataille, the sacrificial economy. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:12:06.

Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's The Differend. In this lecture he introduces The Differend, screens Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream, Proposition 7 of Wittgenstein's Tractatus, the law, Bill Readings, measure and value as a disease, Chatwin's song, termites, language games, conflicts, the reading of tragedies, community as operative resistance, nothingness and Gorgias, theodicy, Ereignis, Derrida's Archive Fever, Locke, linkages. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:14:50.

Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's The Differend. In this lecture he discusses linkages, catechism, production of description derived from prescription, the human desire to connect, Puritans, Sodom and Gomorrah, incest taboo, hemophilia, the Harmonites, politics as threat to the differend, equity, Gorgias and Gertrude Stein, Heraclitus' teachers, Sibyls, signs, counting systems, painting, John Cage's Seminar on Nothing, genre, politics, democracy, residue of differends, species and genus analytics, nothing, the unconscious mind, destruction, Blanchot's The Writing of the Disaster, community, Joyce Carol Oates, and Ovid. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:19:28.

Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's The Differend. In this lecture he discusses Gorgias, nihilism, antidotes, neg-entropy, silence, rules of linkage, genres of discourse, conjugation and Moby Dick's Pip, Avital Ronell's Test Drive, Gertude Stein, parataxis, hypotaxis, being, not being, the abgrund, Derrida's Difference and Repetition, Mildred's Umbrella, utopia, Heidegger, Ereignis, variants, modals, contingencies, pagas, sens. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:27:34.

Manuel De Landa, contemporary philosopher, discusses social ontology, assemblage theory, and Gilles Deleuze. DeLanda expands on such topics and thinkers as territorialization, philosophy, society, Erving Goffman, social ontology, coding, and decoding.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Length: 1:37:57.

Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, discusses Gilles Deleuze, knowledge, perception, science, nature, philosophy, subjectivity, the subject, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Henri Bergson, Gilbert Ryle, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Length: 1:39:02.

Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, discusses Gilles Deleuze, bodies without organs, nature, intensive difference, physics, complexity, systems thinking, and the two remaining reasoning styles, intensive and topological thinking. DeLanda covers such thinkers as Carl Friedrich Gauss, Bernhard Riemann, Isaac Newton, Henri Bergson, Henri Poincaré, and Albert Einstein. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Length: 1:15:24.

Manuel Delanda, contemporary philosopher, discusses Deleuze, materialism, morphogenesis, and the first of three reasoning styles, population thinking. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2011

Length: 1:07:13.

Victor Vitanza talking about Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy and Just Gaming. In this lecture he discusses the fourth day, supreme fictions, pagans as artists, new rules pagan game, Tegwar, Parmenides, proper names, language games, doctrine, Nietzsche, time, Heidegger, history, chronology, the fifth day, hesitation, the parallax view, Moby Dick, termites, Karatani, the communications triangle, the messenger, the listener, radical passivity, the disciple, transference, Leibniz, geometries, the Mobius strip, Karl Popper, tekhne, reverse orientations, the scales of justice, the game of terrorism. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:11:16.

Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses Marx's desire, Merleau-Ponty, libidinal cartography, the effects of writing, writing the event, the "mad" text of Marx, Little Girl Marx, the (in)organic body, the dead body, libidinal economy as capitalist economy, Tristram Shandy, the Harlequin, the thinking of community, primitive society, Just Gaming and The Differend, alienation, libidinal dignity, prostitution, the mouth. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:52:35.

Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses the labyrinth, terror, communication, the wingless insect, Borges, fugue states, the cry, semiotics, signs, the addressor, Deleuze and Guattari, the libidinal and political economy, Dora's cough, prostitution, and libidinal energy. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:18:46.

Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses Augustine, Varro, the divine, theatrical theology, flux, intensities, running theatrics, Nietzsche, Marx, fluids, violence, performance, sublime utopia, building a new morality, capitalism as libidinal economy, a screening of Marx The Video, language of the body, consumption, hysteria, the desiring body, the undisciplined body. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:29:04.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director and Jean-Luc Nancy, philosopher, author and writer discuss Denis's film "35 Shots of Rum." In this discussion Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Nancy talk about family dynamics, love, incest, ritual, suicide, the Caribbean, colonialism, Alex Descas, May 68, Yasujir? Ozu, "The Intruder," and the artist formally known as Prince. This is the fourth lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:26:51.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about her film making process and technique. In this lecture Claire Denis discusses some of the technical aspects of her work, working with HD vs. 35 mm film, Super 35 mm and CinemaScope, the depth of field and composition of shots, the differences between digital and screening films in the theater in relation to rehearsing, her film "35 Shots of Rum," slavery, colonialism, France, hair as a racial and political signifier focusing on narrative and non-narrative film making. This is the fifth lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:46:16.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about narrative structures in film and the novels of William Faulkner. In this lecture, Claire Denis discusses Faulkner's novels "The Hamlet," "The Wild Palms," "Pylon," and it's film adaptation by Douglas Sirk "The Tarnished Angels," and Faulkner's time in Hollywood as a scriptwriter in relationship to Dashiell Hammett's "The Dain Curse," "The Pink Panther," and Harmony Korine's "Mr. Lonley" focusing on the Snopes family, the American South, noir, and comedy. This is the eighth lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:15:50.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about narration, editing and time in the film making process. In this lecture, Claire Denis discusses different types of narrative and the sequence of a film, sexism in Italian TV, short films, Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," the rules or laws of narrative in relation to flashbacks and flashforwards, prediction, video art, the freedom of scriptwriting in relationship to the commercial demands of the film industry focusing on risk taking, power and colonialism. This is the seventh lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:18:57.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about her film making process and technique. In this lecture Claire Denis discusses narrative and non-narrative film making and the medium of cinema focusing on her film "Friday Night." In this lecture Claire Denis discusses the nature of reality and parallel realism, subjective narrative, voice overs, the relationship between cinema and photography, experimental film, telephones, radio and TV in relationship to mastery, ellipsis, editing, sequence, time, silent films, theater, commercial films and the film industry and YouTube focusing on Tim Burton, Christianity, politics and nationalist stories, the Cold War. This is the sixth lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:42:09.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about her film making process and where she gets her inspiration. In this lecture, Claire Denis discusses Jean-Luc Nancy, family relationships, the difference between the mother-daughter relationship and the father-daughter relationship, gender, incest, bodies and Yasujir? Ozu focusing on how she came up with the titles for her films. This is the ninth lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:43:32.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history of writing. In this lecture he talks about manuscript culture vs printed culture rising out of Gutenberg's innovation, the copyleft culture of the Gutenberg technologies, how the scientific revolution really started with these texts that were printed after the discovery of woodcuts copper plates and paper mills, how the printing press facilitated the transmission of technical knowledge, how the Jesuits entered the Chinese empire of Peking; typecutters, fonts and cryptography, and Leon Battista Alberti, the development of capital letters, the development of common mathematical symbols by Johannes Widmann (the + sign), Raphael Bombolli and Gerolamo Cardano (equations), Simon Stevin and the Dutch zero, and François Viète, the harmony of the fifth in tuning systems, how innovations in common mathematical notation and intercultural participation made possible musical innovations, how the end of notation in Latin was the beginning of open-source knowledge, algebraic notation, the need for symbols, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and binary arithmetic, 18th century mathematicians and algorithms, Jacques du Vaucanson's digesting duck, Leonard Euler and mechanical sytheses of voices, the 18th century German school system, changes in paper production in material media history, Canadian lumber, semaphores as optical system of signs, optical telegraphy speeding up military communications. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011

Length: 1:56:53.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history of writing. In this lecture he talks about religions the roles writing systems play on religions; Moses, Judaism, Islam, the vocalization of the Torah, the story of the Septuagint, the exportation of the Semitic language to Greece, the Kabbalah, Christianity and Jesus of Nazareth and the question of vocalic survival, the crucifixion, Matthew 5 the literacy of rabbis as required in upholding the vocalic sign system, the question of how to stabilize the introduction of vowels into the Hebrew writing system, the Gospels, St Paul's invention of the resurrection of the flesh, Ezekiel, circumcision, the gospel of St. John, the formula for the resurrection, changing the technology of writing or reading, missionaries in Russia introducing diacritic signs, the Cyrillic alphabet, signifiers, copying the torah, the Qu'ran, how Muhammad could not read or write, classical Islam, the library at Alexandria, the Arabic writing system, Kalimah (KLM), Al Qwarizmi (Ab? ?Abdall?h Mu?ammad ibn M?s? al-Khw?rizm?) and algorithm, algebra as the balancing of left and right, zero as the secret of balancing equations, and the story of zero, which includes Irish monks as famous for the space between words but only when copying the Latin language, Gregorian chants, Noema, Guido di Arezzo and polyphonic music in Paris. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011

Length: 0:36:00.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history of writing. In this lecture he talks about the innovations of the Roman scriptural system and discusses the landing of the Greeks on the island of Ischia the etymological roots of Italy (from "vitello"), the Etruscans, the uniqueness of the Etruscan language, the influence of the Etruscans on the Romans (in terms of religion, number systems, and music), "decimation" as the power of nine, how each letter of the Roman alphabet is an elementum, consciousness of the alphabet as part of the Roman sensitivity, the aristocratic noble Lucretius translating Pre-Socratic Greek into Modern Latin, Aphrodite, Parmenides, the switch from the republic to the imperial power system, moving from the lunar calendar to the solar calendar, introduction of cryptographic imperial commands, and the Sator Square. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School (EGS), Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland, Europe. 2011

Length: 0:39:01.

Victor Vitanza talking about Jean-François Lyotard's Just Gaming and The Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses the Cashinahua Indians, narration, differends, idioms, Helen of Troy, Cassandra, Oedipus, discourse figures, variations, anachronisms, the movie Inception, electroniclogic. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:41:38.

Victor Vitanza talking about Jean-François Lyotard's Just Gaming and The Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses passages from Jean-François Lyotard's Just Gaming, bringing in notions such as history, antinomies, fusis, Nicomachean Ethics, Kant, the third, Marx, Badiou, Zizek, the three pragmatic conditions, casuistry, Jesuits, forms, Nietzsche, ethos, prescriptive, constatives, true stasis, the rule of the undetermined, Tibble, sophistry, Gorgias, Parmenides, trilemma, compossibility, third terms, speech acts. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:53.

Victor Vitanza talking about Jean-François Lyotard's Just Gaming and The Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he defines terms often used in Jean-François Lyotard's work, discussing such notions such as Ereignis, excluded third, the addressee, the genre of justice, the genre of politics, the logic of the cut, protocol, syntax, the discourse figure, description, prescription, the Moses Game, the Pagan game, determinant, indeterminant, supplements, compossible, incompossible, stasis, identity and noncontradiction. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:13:12.

Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosopher and author, talking about Geert Lovink's background and topics from his book Zero Comments. In this lecture, Wolfgang Schirmacher discusses methodology, the art of living, language games, facebook and social networking in relationship to Jean Baudrillard, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Walter Benjamin, Hegel, and Jean-Paul Sartre focusing on terrorism, totalization, the ad hoc, globalization, blogging, youth movements and forgiveness. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:17.

Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosopher and author, talking about Geert Lovink's background and topics from his book Zero Comments. In this lecture, Wolfgang Schirmacher discusses the relationship between the virtual intellect and the body, Wikileaks, the uncanny, subjectivity, nihilism and the panopticon in relationship to Julian Assange, Sandy Stone, Michel Foucault, Aristotle and Friedrich Nietzsche focusing on the philosopher's passion, insight, suicide, internet reputation, the naked truth, serial killers and airport security. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:48:16.

Victor Vitanza talking about Jean-François Lyotard's Just Gaming and The Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses the libidinal economy, Bataille, nihilism, the addressee, logos, Heraclitus, paganism, judgment without criteria, The Pagan Game, Tegwar, Ereignis, schizophrenia, modernity, will, justice, the tare, Aristotle, Kant, thirds, judgement, aesthetics, the discourse figure and language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:31:40.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about her script writing process for her latest film "To the Devil" and the control that a director has. In this lecture Claire Denis discusses biopics, fiction, documentary, Jean Bena, Alukus, storytelling, historical research, HD vs. film, myth, narration and colonialism in relationship to French Guiana, Suriname, France, war, legal issues, her film "The Intruder," Jean-Luc Nancy, gold mining, forests, slavery and Amerindians focusing on body language and acting. This is the second lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:15:36.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about her latest film "To the Devil," Jean Bena, and the relationship between fiction and documentary. In this lecture Claire Denis discusses gold mining, mineral extraction, colonialism, the Alukus, violence, slavery and the mafia in relation to her writing and film making process focusing on the process of building trust across cultural and racial differences. This is the first lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:21:45.

Claire Denis, filmmaker and director talking about the movie theater as a medium, violence and violation, and the responsibility of a filmmaker. In this lecture Claire Denis discusses Jean-Luc Nancy, culture, sadomasochism, Georges Bataille, fantasy, film, production budgets, will and pleasure in relationship to her film "35 Shots of Rum" and Yasujir? Ozu's "Late Spring," focusing on nostalgia and longing. This is the third lecture of Professor Denis's 2011 course on her work. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 2:04:12.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history and archaeology of sign systems in the modern world. During the lecture, Friedrich Kittler discusses the writing of an absence, zero, 'nothing' as the moment constitutive of the modern world. He discusses the introduction of the number zero in the 12th century by Fibonacci, and the shift from the finite mathematics of the Greeks to the infinite mathematics of the modern world. Kittler notes the parallel between the difference between Wolfrun von Escheanback's Parsifal and Gottfried von Strussbourg's Tristan and Isolde, and the Iliad and Odyssey. Kittler argues for the Heideggerian thesis that philosophy cannot be thought without the definite article, and notes the limitation and consequent change to metaphysics and ontology resulting from the changes in writing and numeric systems on the time. He notes the difference between manuscript and print-press culture, and touches on Faust, before returning to the relationship between writing and mathematics, precisely, how the changes in writing made mathematical innovation possible. During this part of the lecture, Kittler makes frequent explicit and implicit reference to both Lacan and Foucault. European Graduate School. EGS

Length: 2:00:54.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history and archaeology of sign systems in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. During the lecture, Friedrich Kittler discusses the differences between the three religions in terms of their respective alphabets and numeric systems. He also notes their collective difference from the Greco-Roman world, particularly in terms of their monotheism, and the distance between Greco-Roman myths and tragedies and their respective holy books. Kittler focuses especially on the Judaic writing system, the Tower of Babel, the intervention of the Holy Spirit, and the origin of the Koran. Finally, he comments on the work of translation and mathematics in the Islamic world. He concludes with a discussion of St. Thomas Aquinas and the writing of 'nothing' or 'zero', as the moment of break leading to the modern world. European Graduate School. EGS

Length: 1:52:01.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history of writing systems in the modern world. In this lecture he talks about Homer and the innovations of the Greek vowel alphabet as well as their invention of ink and the "kàlamos", Classical Greek (how there are no small letters, no spaces between words nor accents), how Classical Greek was orally based, the missing letter in the Homeric manuscripts -- the gamma, the Iliadic formula, proper names in the Iliad (Minoan and Mycenaeaen), Kittler's assertion that the Iliad is older than the Odyssey by way of oral tradition, Sirens, Greek mythology, symphony and dysphony and music, inventors of the alphabet, mythical self-presentations of Greek culture, Cadmus and Harmonia, the origin of the alphabet as slaves to the capitalist ideology, from Greek poetry to Sappho -- who makes the distinction between vowels and consonants, Greek double-coding of the alphabet into numbers, mathematics, mathematical and musical implications of the triangle, Pythagoras' system of relations (logi) in the musical tuning of the guitar. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 201

Length: 0:59:17.

Friedrich Kittler, German media philosopher, historian and theorist, lecturing on the history of writing. In this lecture he talks about the history of handwriting, of ècriture and schrift, more specifically, the Semitic consonantic script, the importance of scripts to nomadic cultures, the material lightness of books, Egyptian hieroglyphs vs the Jewish and Arabic consonantic alphabet, three-consonant signs as the bones of writing with the flesh of writing as the three vowels aiu, how the Semitic consonantic alphabet is the origin of writing systems around the world, the alphabetic system of writing as discovered in the excavation of Ugarit -- such as the abcedaria of the Linear B writing system -- found as well on the island of Crete, the difference between the Semitic and the Indo-European writing systems. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011

Length: 1:05:35.

Friedrich Kittler, German post-Structuralist philosopher and media theorist, lecturing on the history of writing. In this lecture he talks about the history of handwriting, of ècriture and schrift, writing as a finite set of signs, Chinese characters, Jacques Derrida's notion of painting as scripts, cave paintings as symbols and not signs, ancient writing systems, ciphers, scripts, archaeologist Alice Kober, spoken language and writing, writing as the first and only medium for a long time, phonetics and pronunciation, the question of since when can humans speak, the idea of humans making noises in order to be recorded for writing systems, Homo sapiens, the five precise notes of a flute found in the Lascaux caves, ancient systems of counting, recording, numbers on bones with notches, incrementing and decrementing as first mathematical operations done by writing, hieroglyphs. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011

Length: 1:54:41.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the the history and archaeology of sign systems in the ancient world. During the lecture, Friedrich Kittler introduces the methodology, goals and sections of the entirety of the course. After the introduction, Kittler discusses the difference between signs and symbols, language and script, and presents the history of signs from their origin from early scripts such as Cuneiform onwards. Kittler argues that writing is the origin of truth, and the kernel of the development of civilization. He also discusses the problems and methods of interpretation and translation, as well as the differences between different scripts and alphabets, and their merges. European Graduate School. EGS

Length: 1:58:38.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history and archaeology of sign systems in the Greek and Roman worlds. During the lecture, Friedrich Kittler discusses the Greek and Semitic alphabet, their differences and their merger. He introduces the work of John Ventris and Carl Blegen, and articulates the difference between syllables and vowels. Kittler dwells on the significance of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the claims that it was neither the work of a single individual, nor of a single alphabet. To this end, he discusses the the consequences of the text for magic, narrative, music and grammar. Kittler also discusses Greek and Egyptian mythology, as well as the implications for and sources in society and culture, including mathematics, of the Greek alphabet and the Greek worlds adoption of Semitic elements. He also expands on the role of sign systems particularly their involvement with music, poetry, mathematics and philosophy. European Graduate School. EGS

Length: 1:22:23.

Friedrich Kittler, German historian and theorist, lecturing on the history and archaeology of sign systems in the Greek and Roman worlds. During the lecture Friedrich Kittler expands on the role of sign systems discussed in the first part of the lecture. He discusses the Muses from the Odyssey, St. Paul, Plato, Aristotle, and the Greek Tragedies. He dwells on the invention of the coin and the changes in political structure resulting from innovations and extensions of the Greek and Roman alphabets. Kittler also discusses the relationship between the Greek and roman Gods and the nature of their respective letter and numeric systems. Finally, Kittler discusses the larger or more general consequences of writing of the material and spiritual world of the Greeks and Romans. European Graduate School. EGS

Length: 1:02:43.

Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about biopower, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, and subjectivity. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of sovereignty, death, masters and slaves, Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Jeremy Bentham, in relationship to neo-liberalism, class consciousness, Fordism and post-Fordism. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:56:21.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, vitalism, death, and Judge Schreiber. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of rhizome, line, desiring machines, assemblage, becoming, capitalism, power, and the event in relationship to Félix Guattari, May 68, and Anti-Oedipus. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:04:34.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Friedrich Nietzsche, guilt, debt, power, cruelty and the production of subjectivity. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of the Panopiticon, the plague, control, prisons, discipline and punishment focusing on the philosophy of Michel Foucault. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:05:20.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Michel Foucault's "Discipline and Punish," prisons, power, cruelty, torture and the body. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of sovereignty, crime, knowledge, history, spectacle, control and subjectivity in relationship to Georges Bataille, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:47:05.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard, the commodity fetish, Karl Marx and the critique of ideologies. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of the ideology of ideology, the totem, mana, seduction and exchange value in relationship to Claude Lévi-Strauss and Michel Foucault focusing on the underlying social codes that lay beneath fetishised objects. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:51:16.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Plato, and judgement. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of simulacra, power, Antonin Artaud, the judgement of God in relationship to Thomas Hobbes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, May 68, the event, focusing on the nature of truth and reality. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:12:46.

Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosopher and author, talking about the end of metaphysics. In this lecture, Wolfgang Schirmacher discusses metaphysics as doctrine, the event of technology and living the good life, or gelingen Leben , in relationship to Plato, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Spinoza, and Giorgio Agamben focusing on Ereignis as life technique, the inhumanity of acting and the ecological crisis. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 2:04:39.

Volker Schlöndorff, German filmamker, lecturing on his film Homo Faber (1991). In this lecture Volker Schlöndorff speaks about Max Frisch, his novel Homo Faber, Oedipus, Sophocles, tragedy, Carl Jung, myth,World War II, Hannah Ardent, transgression and punishment, love, he also elaborates on fate, coincidence and accident, and the human ignorance which accompanies them. Volker Schlondorff also shows and discusses a number of clips from his film Homo Faber. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 2:07:00.

Volker Schlöndorff, German filmmaker, lecturing on his film Death of a Salesman (1985). In this lecture Volker Schlöndorff discusses Arthur Miller, American culture, consumerism, values, generational conflict, tragedy, the end of idealism and the dissolution of the American dream. Wolker Schlondorff also discusses the stage design and the use of music in film, as well as the overall process of making the film. At the end of the lecture, the filmmaker answers a number of students`questions. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 2:29:05.

Volker Schlöndorff, German filmmaker, lecturing on his film Tin Drum (1979). In this lecture Volker Schlöndorff discusses Gunter Grass, the man, the writer, their working relationship, and his novel Tin Drum. He also discusses the chronology of World War II and the rise of fascism, as well as the parallel the novel draws between the life of Oscar and the development of this tragic period in European history. Schlöndorff also discusses the meaning of Oscars view of his own birth, and his decision to not group up and stay a child, as to evade entering the obscene 'real' world, the paradigm of film and literature, and the obstacles encountered in turning a novel into a film. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:53:47.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard's theory of consumption as a form of production in post-Fordism, simulation, nature, reality and artifice. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of consumer society, the Situationist International and Michel Foucault, focusing on the structuralism of Levi-Strauss and Roland Barthes. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:48:29.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard's "The System of Objects," Karl Marx, and the transition from Fordism to post-Fordism. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of the potlatch, use value, exchange value and alienation in relationship to May 68, the Situationist International, the production of value, consumerism, focusing on status symbols and symbolic value. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:50:15.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about the historical process that transformed workers into consumers, Henri Lefebvre, Simone Weil, Ferdinand de Saussure, Marshall McLuhan, Antonin Artaud, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer situates the thought of Jean Baudrillard in relation to Marxism, structuralism, the Situationist International and May 68. Professor Lotringer focuses on the way class struggle shifted from the factory to everyday life as understood by Lefebvre. Special attention is given to the process of becoming. Just as Simone Weil became a factory worker in order to understand Fordism, Lefebvre and Baudrillard focus on the everyday life of being a consumer, the semiotic system that controls them, and the production of desire. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:03:05.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard and the intellectual influences that gave rise to his ideas about consumer society including surrealism, Alfred Jarry, Georges Bataille, and Antonin Artaud. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses different theories of society, consumer and control societies, the invention of self-consciousness and introspection in guilt societies through the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault in relationship to Émile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:07:44.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard's "Symbolic Exchange and Death," Throstein Veblen and the leisure class. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of potlatch, sacrifice and exchange through the work of Marcel Mauss, Georges Bataille, Antonin Artaud, Marshall McLuhan, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:57:47.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Michel Foucault's "Discipline and Punish," power, cruelty, torture and psychoanalysis. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of sovereignty, crime and subjectivity in relationship to Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Judge Schreber, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari focusing on Jean Baudrillard's critique of Focault. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:10:21.

Sylvère Lotringer, literary critic and cultural theorist talking about Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, simulation, and reality. In this lecture Sylvère Lotringer discusses the concepts of deterrence, Watergate, Disneyland, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Paolo Uccello, Perspective, Antonin Artaud, production, punishment, sovereignty, Michel Foucault, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, focusing on symbolic exchange, the spectacle and guilt. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 2:29:24.

Volker Schlöndorff, German filmmaker, lecturing on the role of a director. In this lecture, Volker Schlöndorff discusses his own experience as a director, his motivation and purpose in film, the transmission of experience, historical context, and the concept and considerations of set design and location. Schlondorff refers to Louis Malle, Jean-Pierre Melville, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as a few of his own films, including: The Lost Honour of Katarina Blum, Coup de Grace, Tin Drum, Germany in Autumn and The Death of a Salesman. European Graduate School. EGS

Length: 1:17:26.

Volker Schlöndorff, German filmmaker, lecturing on his film The Ninth Day (2004). In this lecture, Volker Schlondorff speaks about Father Jean Bernard, Dachau, morality, power, temptation, Satan, decision, strengh, Primo Levi, Jesus and Judas, necessity and failure, God. He also discusses the problems and strategies of monologue and dialogue, and the minimalism of scripts. Volker Schlondorff, during this lecture, also shows a series of clips from The Ninth Day (2004). European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:54:48.

Volker Schlöndorff, German filmmaker, lecturing on his film A Gathering of Old Men (1987). In this lecture Volker Schlöndorff speaks about Ernest Gaines, racism, social structure, the American south, the destruction of slaves' memories and traditions, the notion of divide and conquer, capitalism and colonialism. At the end of the lecture, Volker Schlöndorff answers a few questions from students. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:26:50.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, discusses the work of French historian and psychoanalyst Pierre Legendre. Professor Hamacher covers language, speech, culture, right, justice, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, and the notions of the imaginary, the symbolic, and hypersymbolic. This is Professor Hamacher's open lecture in the 2011 academic year. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:50:21.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about Martin Heidegger's reading of tragedy in "Introduction to Metaphysics," the overpowering violence of nature, and the human being as tragic hero who use violence against nature. In this lecture Simon Critchley discusses FWJ Schelling, terror, the uncanny, aporia, ruins and Werner Herzog in relationship to the city, the origin of the work of art, history, Alain Badiou, death, technology and justice focusing on techné, disaster, Maurice Blanchot, Gnosticism, nihilism. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:51:25.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, fielding questions about the relationship between philosophy and tragedy with specific focus on the queering of gender within tragedy. In this lecture Simon Critchley discusses ritual and religion, sacrifice, cannibalism, Georges Bataille, skepticism, the chorus and Obama in relationship to psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, the discourse of the master, the hysteric and the university, Alain Badiou, Jacques Derrida's "Glas," Wallace Stevens, Samuel Beckett, desire, Hamlet, lamentation, Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary," Henrik Ibsen, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Steiner focusing on Judith Butler, law, Shakespeare, and the city. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:07.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, discusses Paul Celan's unpublished 'Corruptibility Is No Hope'. Professor Hamacher integrates Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht, the open, conversation, language, and the ambiguous heimlich. This is the tenth lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:17:12.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, delivers a lecture on John Milton's Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce. Professor Hamacher covers parts Genesis and Proverbs from the Bible, the historical struggle over divorce, sexuation, and language and the constitution of being. This is the eighth lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2011

Length: 1:12:45.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, leads a discussion on sexuation. Professor Hamacher discusses sexuation, gender, sex, the mother and father, juridical power, naming, and John Milton's Paradise Lost. This is the ninth lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2011

Length: 1:19:58.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about the Oresteia by Aeschylus, the dynamic of tragedy as two diametrically opposed claims to justice, the resolution of this conflict and it's relationship to dialectical thinking. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses Friedrich Nietzsche's "Birth of Tragedy," the interplay of Dionysian and Apollonian forces, Hegel's reading of tragedy in relationship to both Hölderlin and Schelling, the law, Christa Wolf, Cassandra as the memory of a matriarchal ordering of the city, Jacques Derrida's reading of Antigone in "Glas," the crypt Georges Bataille, Giorgio Agamben, Carl Schmitt, Sven Lindqvist, and the Invisible Committee's "Coming Insurrection." European Graduate School EGS 2011

Length: 1:20:16.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about Hegel's "Aesthetics," the dialectical dynamic of tragedy and the tragic dynamic of dialectics centered on the resolution of moral ambiguity. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses FWJ Schelling, Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, the divine life of the community, the relationship between art, religion and philosophy focusing on Christianity, the trinity, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Antigone, substance and subjectivity. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:40:45.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about sovereignty, tyranny, law, tragedy, and the politics of fear. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses Carl Schmitt, the friend distinction, the construction of identity, the Bush administration, the Tea Party and the the terror of French revolution in relationship to Walter Benjamin, Jacob Taubes, Saint Paul, messianic time, Theodor Adorno focusing on Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Birth of Tragedy," Richard Wagner and Friedrich Hölderlin's "The Death of Empedocles." European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:10:50.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, discusses the possibility of justice in language. Professor Hamacher covers justice, language, the open, right, property, and Immanuel Kant. This is the final lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:09:37.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about tragedy's relation to philosophy. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses Dionysian lethargy, disgust, partial agency, traumatic affect, monstrosity, the sublime, Hamlet, Oedipus and psychoanalysis in relationship to Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Lacan, Kant, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin focusing on lethargy in The Birth of Tragedy, disgust as an aesthetic judgment of taste, the dialectic of action and knowledge, and the double function of monstrosity. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:20:38.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about FWJ Schelling's theory of tragedy, the relationship between reason and mythology, freedom and fate, and the way the tragic unities Kant's first and second critiques. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses GWF Hegel, Friedrich Hölderlin, Immanuel Kant, aesthetics, beauty, poetry and William Shakespeare in relationship to Catholicism and Protestantism, Antigone, substance, subject, individuality, Friedrich Nietzsche, Pèter Szondi focusing tragedy in the contemporary world, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, materialism and idealism, nomads, Jesus, hospitality and refugees. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:46:00.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about Martin Heidegger's reading of tragedy, especially Oedipus and Antigone, as a movement from appearance towards being. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses Heidegger's relationship to the Nazis, Volk, "Geist," Theodor Adorno and Jürgen Habermas in relationship to Hubert Dreyfus, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Dominique Janicaud, Giorgio Agamben and Parmenides, focusing on truth, the strangeness of human beings, power, terror, violence and anxiety. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:32:11.

Michael Hardt, contemporary philosopher, discusses philosophy, social relations, capitalism, property, love, exchange, money, politics, political theory, communism, Alexandra Kollontai, and Karl Marx and his 1844 Manuscripts. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:11:11.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, continues with his discussion of Immanuel Kant's Doctrine of Right. Topics covered include the primordial right (the right before right) and the contingent nature of existence. This is the seventh lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2011

Length: 1:30:27.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, continues his reading of Immanuel Kant's Doctrine of Right. Professor Hamacher covers such topics as right, having, being, being-there, ontology, Sigmund Freud, and Kant's transcendental idealism. This is the sixth lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2011

Length: 0:56:09.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about the tyrant as pervert and monster in Oedipus and Antigone. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses tragedy, the city, the obscene, tragic irony, the riddle, rage, neurosis, Sigmund Freud, Aeschylus, Sophocles, in relationship to Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Rene Girard, Friedrich Schelling and guilt focusing on the pharmakos, pollution, poison, and the scapegoat. European Graduate School EGS 2011

Length: 1:34:28.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, discusses Immanuel Kant's Doctrine of Right. Professor Hamacher explores the right, law, form, universality, coercion, exchange, and the Kantian idea. This is the fourth lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:04:52.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, discusses the first 17 paragraphs of Immanuel Kant's Doctrine of Right. Professor Hamacher explores such topics as ownership, right, the founding of right, res nullius. Thomas Hobbes and his arguments in Leviathan are visited again as well. This is the fifth lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:14:21.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about fate, perversion, law, sovereignty, kinship and incest in Oedipus. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses tragedy, autonomy, action, prophesy, shame, chance, freedom and determinism in relationship to rage, blindness, knowledge and monstrosity, focusing on psychoanalysis, Jocasta's desire, Antigone, Judith Butler, Philip K. Dick and Judge Schreber. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:05:58.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis continues her reading of Derrida's text On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. Professor Davis covers . This is the eleventh and last lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:12:43.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis begins her lecture on Derrida's text on forgiveness in On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. Professor Davis covers forgiveness, the unforgivable, the subject, sovereignty, mastery, memory, alterity, the event, and Immanuel Kant. This is the tenth lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:07:05.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis presents the background of Derrida's On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. Professor Davis covers Emmanuel Levinas, the International Parliament of Writers, hospitality, sanctuary, the city and the state, and Salman Rushdie. This is the ninth lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:07:26.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis continues her reading of Derrida's Of Hospitality, touching on lying, the imperative of veracity, the imperative of hospitality, the Other, the internet, communication technologies, the home, and the state. This is the eighth lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:52:17.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about Plato's "Republic," specifically books three and four, Socrates' expulsion of the poets from the city, diegesis and mimesis. In this lecture Simon Critchley discusses the concepts of identity, tyranny, poetry and affect in relationship to Homer, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Aristotle, catharsis, gender difference focusing on the philosophy and its relation to grief, lamentation and the irrational. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:03:14.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about ancient Greek tragedy and comedy, Plato, Aristotle and Aristophanes. In this lecture Simon Critchley discusses humor, mimesis, memes and poetry in relationship to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis of jokes, sublimation, affect and festivals focusing on laughter and catharsis. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:21.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, fields questions about the nature of tragedy, theater as a medium, and Plato and Aristotle's relationship to ancient Greek tragedy. In this lecture Simon Critchley discusses the concepts of recognition, catharsis, affect, dialtheism, grief, lamentation, technology, autonomy, subjectivity and law in relation to Euripides, Judith Butler, Martin Heidegger, Antonin Artaud and Bertolt Brecht focusing on gender, mourning and media theory. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:40:01.

Werner Hamacher continues his reading of Thomas Hobbes's major political-philosophical work, Leviathan. Professor Hamacher moves into Chapters XVI and XVII, guided by the question, How is a community constituted apart from each individual's renunciation of their rights and liberties? Hamacher ultimately provides an insightful reading of Hobbes's Leviathan as an account of what happens every time we speak. This is the third lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:24:07.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis continues with her reading of Jacque Derrida's Of Hospitality, covering such topics as justice, law, the home, the state, xenophobia, the stranger, the absolute Other, and Emmanuel Levinas. This is the seventh lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:02:44.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis delivers a closer reading of the first part of Derrida's Of Hospitality. In her lecture, Professor Davis covers justice, the law and laws of hospitality, Emmanuel Levinas, Plato's Sophist, the host, the hostage, the guest, the foreigner, the question of being, the third party, and the infamous story of Lot and his daughters. This is the sixth lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:46:29.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis provides an overview of Derrida's book Of Hospitality. In her lecture, Professor Davis covers the law and laws of hospitality, justice, the guest, the host, and Emmanuel Levinas. This is the fifth lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:16:07.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about tragedy, moral ambiguity, the city-state, ritual, the relationship between the dead and the living, temporal disjunction between the past and present, Antigone, Hegel, ghosts, power and gender trouble. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses Socrates, Plato, Oedipus, Hamlet, the spectacle, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet focusing on law, myth, and theater. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:14:26.

Simon Critchley talking about the relationship between tragedy and philosophy, grief, lamentation, truth, fiction, aesthetics, rhetoric and persuasion.Simon Critchley discusses Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Gorgias and the sophists in relationship to Walter Benjamin, Carl Schmitt, Hamlet, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nicole Loraux, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet and Jacques Lacan focusing on ecstasy, ghosts, the city, tyranny, theater, deception, mimesis, spectatorship, gender trouble and the relationship between antiquity and modernity. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:48:55.

Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, talking about the tragedy as the transition from myth to law and the relationship between theater and philosophy, Plato's Republic, moral ambiguity, law, tyranny and sovereignty. In this lecture, Simon Critchley discusses Socrates, subjectivity, Aristotle and hamartia in relationship to Karl Marx, Georg Lukács, Thomas Hobbes, the force of law, Hölderlin, Hegel, Oedipus, Kant, the sublime and the monstrous, focusing on theater, dialogue and mimesis. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:17:51.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, continues his reading of Thomas Hobbes's major political-philosophical work, Leviathan. Professor Hamacher provides a close reading of key passages in Chapters XIII and XIV, addressing the concepts of liberty, life, the right of nature, and the interdiction of the law of nature which requires of us a giving away of that right. This is the second lecture of Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:42:01.

Werner Hamacher, literary theorist and philosopher, begins his reading of Thomas Hobbes's major political-philosophical work, Leviathan. He resituates Leviathan as an argument of a community or state's constitution through a contract and, more specifically, the use of language. This is the first lecture of Professor Hamacher's 2011 course, Justice in Language. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:33:16.

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky Artist, Musician and Mitchell Joachim, architect, talking about the economics of happiness and the transformation of listening patterns. In the lecture Paul Miller and Mitchell Joachim discuss the concepts of de-materialization, Schrödinger's cat, collective memory, tangible interface, appropriation culture, the uncanny and perception in relationship to Glenn Gould, Gödel Escher Bach, Doug Engelbart, Bassnectar, DJ Screw and King Tubby focusing on dubstep aesthetics, wave forms, modality, polyrhythm, re-mixes, mash-ups and versioning. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:50:23.

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky Artist, Musician and Mitchell Joachim, architect, talking about the dialectical tension between landscape and musical composition. In the lecture Paul Miller and Mitchell Joachim discuss the concepts of collage aesthetics, dialectical montage, Gestell, storytelling and perception as architecture in relationship to Casper David Friedrich, DW Griffith, Martin Heidegger, Richard Wagner and Sergei Eisenstein focusing on film, The Birth of a Nation, sampling, acoustic portraits, non-linear editing, graphic design and compositional strategy. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:32:12.

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky Artist, Musician and Mitchell Joachim, architect talking about acoustics, patterns, rupture, and mathematics. In the lecture Paul Miller and Mitchell Joachim discuss the concepts of globality, enframing, the anthropocene and media aesthetics in relationship to Claude Shannon, Norbert Weiner, Marshall McLuhan, Brian Greene, and Orson Welles focusing on acoustic space, Wolfram tones, simatics, information theory, complexity theory and network systems.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:06:23.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, begins her summer seminar on the work of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis covers linguistics, language, meaning, Ferdinand de Saussure, metaphysics, deconstruction, and writing. This is the first lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 0:59:41.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis covers iterability, dissemination, polysemia, context, John Searle, JL Austun, performative utterances, and the relationship between experience and linguistic structure. This is the second lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:03:35.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis covers Signature Event Context, Of Hospitality, Emmanuel Levinas, the law(s) of hospitality, and Avital Ronell. This is the fourth lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS

Length: 1:15:10.

Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis covers Signature Event Context, differance, trace, logocentrism, phallocentrism, phallogocentrism, binary opposition, experience, supplementarity, JL Austin, and speech act theory. This is the third lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida. European Graduate School EGS