Introduction-to-antiphilosophyst. Introduction-to- antiphilosophyst. Introduction to Antiphilosophy. by Boris Groys. Introduction to Antiphilosophy has 45 ratings and 0 reviews. Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers. Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, and also a Professor of.

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To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Antiphilosophyplease sign up. Indeed, the term ‘readymade’ appears throughout Groys’ collection and does, in various kindred ways, emerge within its core argument — that anti-philosophy is connected to anti-art through the notion of the ‘readymade’:.


Rainer rated antiphilosopny really liked it Jan 20, The authors I treat in this book can be understood as a ready-made philosophers, by analogy with the ready-made artists. Today he teaches art theory in Karlsruhe gros New York City. Refresh and try again. Even though Bors still holds to rather traditional artworks as being ‘essential’ his choices coming for the most part from the standard Western canonby the lights of his own theory, any work can be future-oriented its origins cannot horis predicted after all and so could be essential pp.

Groys never discusses Adorno, a striking omission in light of his temper and range: This point of termination marks another contrast with the contemporary anti-philosophy of the postmoderns, according to Groys. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. In western versions, Bakhtin’s “carnivalesque” has often been read as a gdoys opposition to the totalitarian: Contact us for rights and issues inquiries.

It is also frequently insightful and will therefore be of great use for both those so-called philosophers and non-philosophers alike. Brian Doering rated it it was ok Dec 04, Alfred rated it really liked it Nov 28, Whereas the modernist says that the end of philosophy has already occurred at some point in the past and whatever appears to be happening now is only pure repetition, the postmodernist argues that the end of philosophy is either about to occur at some future point or is only now occurring in the event antiphlosophy his or her own enunciation.


These anti-philosophers, antiphiosophy speaking, begin with Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and, mediated by Heidegger, lead into so-called “continental philosophy”: The big question is how seriously he means to be taken, and how seriously he can be taken. The connection between this leveling of objects and disciplinary pluralism is clear: Groys even manages not to quote one of Benjamin’s most famous observations: Would so many thinkers adopt these ideas if their ancestry were transparent?

Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys

Anusha rated it really liked it Jun 01, Moreover, the temporality of this choice to go on philosophizing about the impossibility of philosophy or to perform that end by giving up the discipline introduces another contrast between the earlier, more consistent forms of modern anti-philosophy and its postmodern, inconsistent and one antphilosophy too, for Groys, disingenuous forms.

Log In Register for Online Access. In its other particulars, Groys’ Introduction offers many interesting readings of lesser-known thinkers and so is highly informative on this count alone. In other words, for a true, consistent, anti-philosophy there must be nothing new, nothing that needs to be taught: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Indeed, the rare notes of romance struck in his otherwise unemotional prose are elicited by the idea an idiosyncratic one of the communism he knew in his youth, and by the Muscovite sots the name a disrespectfully ambiguous allusion to socialist realism and conceptual art scene of the s and s with which he was connected. Malthe rated it really liked it Jun 08, As a consequence, the theme of anti-philosophy receives no explicit mention in the majority of the essays, though this is not to say that it is not touched upon, at least tangentially, throughout the volume.

Niki Palmen rated it liked it Dec 02, Indeed, Deleuze is a very poor exemplar of postmodernism, being a champion of both philosophy in general and metaphysics in particular, and so especially opposed to many of the anti-philosophies professed by both analytic and continental thought.

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Aaron rated it it was amazing Jan vroys, This is a pluralism that, Groys argues, effectively deconstructs any difference between essential and non-essential. Ranging across the history of modern thought, Introduction to Antiphilosophy endeavours to liberate philosophy from the stereotypes that hinder its development.

B oris Groys, who has the trepidation-inducing title of Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, is the author of The Total Art of Stalinisma provocative essay in which he argues that the avant garde desire to transform the entirety of reality, to make life itself into a unitary art work, found a form of twisted completion in Stalinism.


The ordinary becomes special, or rather, there is now nothing exceptional about philosophy and its objects: Dusty rated it liked it Sep 13, Philosophy is traditionally understood antiphilodophy the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture.

Adorno meant to dedicate Aesthetic Theory to Beckett, and the antipholosophy other modernists he singles out for praise Kafka, Schoenberg and Celan among them give off some of the same feeling of emotional irremediability and formal intransigence. His face is turned toward the past.

Barry rated antiphilosopyh liked it Nov 24, Yet, reading them together does give rise to many interesting effects, especially by broadening the scope of what one normally attributes to anti-philosophy beyond the usual suspects of relativism, skepticism, nihilism, or pluralism. Boris Efimovich Groys born 19 March is an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher.

In that one slippage, the whole of anti-philosophy’s conundrum is caught in flash-photography. I would like to draw some parallels between ‘anti-art’ and what I call, by analogy, ‘antiphilosophy’. In Art PowerGroys mocks the solemn ideological vagueness of so many academic essays, exhibition catalogues and wall captions: Return to Book Page.

Trivia About Introduction to A Hardcoverpages. Two essays stand out.

But the sting is the end of the essay. Bruno rated it it was amazing Sep 24, He also backdates some of these ideas to Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s concerns about the relationship between text, image and mediality, comparing them with both McLuhan’s and Greenberg’s views on the medium as message, or the image as text and the text as ‘readymade’ p. When it does examine the major figures of philosophy, its investigations belong exclusively to the ‘continental’ side — Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida.