All things related to communication in a very broad sense. Things posted in this category may be related to mass media but are certainly not related to it. In a more general meaning, communication is the process by which things come into relation with one another. It also has a lot to do with the concept of community, with the idea of gift and debt and, last but not least, with phenomena related to separation and destruction (as a side effect of the coming-together which is usually associated with communication).
Is my death possible? Can we understand this question? Can I, myself, pose it? Am I allowed to talk about my death? What does the syntagm “my death” mean? And why this expression “the syntagm ‘my death’”? You will agree that it is better, in this case, to name words or names, that is, to […]
My essay “We have gone bankrupt. The Greek crisis and the problem of community” has been published in issue 17 of Chronos magazine (September 2014). I learned about Chronos magazine a few months ago when they published the transcript of a public lecture Giorgio Agamben delivered in Athens, on November 16, 2013 (I wrote about […]
☛ Amour (Love) by Michael Haneke, 2012, @ 1h 37mins 42s. In the sequence illustrated by the stills shown above, Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) answers his daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert). She wants to know what is going to happen next. Her mother Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) –Georges’s wife– suffered a serious stroke, and is returning from the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on September 21, 2014 ― Published in Communication, Movies | Tagged: Agamben, Badiou, Beckett, Blanchot, couple, death, Ereignis, finitude, Haneke, Heidegger, Jean-Luc Nancy, love
La possibilité pour l’individu d’être à la fois sujet et objet de sa propre connaissance implique que soit inversé dans le savoir le jeu de la finitude. Pour la pensée classique, celle-ci n’avait d’autre contenu que la négation de l’infini, alors que la pensée qui se forme à la fin du XVIIIe siècle lui donne […]