Kairos: The Complete Podcast Series

Hot off the microphone, the entire Kairos series in podcast form. Including a short introduction. Comment, criticize, etc. Please!

Rowan G. Tepper - Introduction to kairos by rowan-g-tepper

Kairos I: Exemplary Acts by rowan-g-tepper

Kairos II: Kairos at the End of Modernity by rowan-g-tepper

Kairos III: La révolution post-historique by rowan-g-tepper

Kairos IV: The Whatever Messiah: We're Who We've Been Waiting For by rowan-g-tepper

Parts I and III have previously been posted. Enjoy! Discuss! Goddamnit! You don't have to read, just listen!

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Philosorapters - Preparing students for the job market

Hello everyone,

I doubt this is the right place to post this so I apologize if it's wrong.

I recently applied for graduate programs in philosophy all over the US. I realized at some point that I was doing about an hour of research a day and just storing it for myself. This seemed a bit on the selfish side so I decided that I would publish my findings on this blog. This blog is my research into how to survive as a career philosopher.


This blog is designed to keep you updated on professional news and movements in philosophy today, trolled from many site over the internet.
Firstly, particular focus is on the professional aspects of philosophy such as how to create a good C/V, prepare ones application, Publish papers, and understand hiring practices.
Secondly, I'm also quite interested in why philosophy, specifically critical thinking, is not taught in high school, and other issues in the profession.

I will be posting my findings that I think could be beneficial to other undergrads, graduates as well as post-doc students.

Please feel free to comment, criticize, or suggest research material.

Yet again, I apologize if this is posted in the wrong place,

I hope this blog might help philosophy students prepare for the job market if that is where they want to go.

All the best,

William Parkhurst

"Смерть и смертные люди" в рамках XVII международной похоронной выставки Некрополь-2009

Российский институт культурологии
"Союз похоронных организаций и крематориев" (СПОК)
АНО "Институт проблем старения, умирания и смерти (Москва)
"Музей Мировой погребальной культуры" (Новосибирск)

объявляют о проведении
III научной конференции


Конференция  состоится в рамках XVII международной похоронной выставки


(22- 24  октября 2009 года, Москва, ВВЦ, пав. № 20)

Если я не должен умирать,
то должен ли я тогда жить?

К участию в научной конференции "Смерть и смертные люди" приглашаются

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Участники конференции примут участие в открытии конкурса "Траурная мода прошедших столетий" (историческая реконструкция светского траурного платья и костюма XVIII-XIX вв.)....

 В заключение конференции будет организован просмотр фильма, посвященного проблеме смерти в современном мире. Ведущий киновечера - Кирилл Разлогов...

Poesophy - can you help me to publish Poesophy?

This  is experimental direction in a science and the literature through merge of poetry and a science (philosophy). This direction did not exist till now in the pure state. Earlier there was a direction in poetry? Philosophical poetry (Empedocl, V. Solovyov, M.Voloshin, I.Brodsky, O.Khajyam, etc.), but did not exist directions in a science of philosophy? рифмованная philosophical gamble. One of representatives of German classical philosophy F.Schelling, named a similar direction didactic poetry.

The method of rhyming of philosophical positions is entered for popularization and generalization of philosophical questions which arise in connection with disclosing of the basic concepts describing surrounding and a private world of the person. Therefore, in any way it is impossible to name poetry and verses Poesophy, even, in spite of the fact that externally poeses (so I name each separate product in Poesophy) Are similar to verses. In the Poesophy I try to reflect where probably to generalize, and in process of intellectual opportunities to develop, ideas of representatives of philosophy and a science since the most ancient times (an ancient philosophy, and ancient religious doctrines) finishing modern concepts of a postmodernism and poststructuralism and existentialism, not passing thus medieval and German classical philosophy, sociology, Russian historiosophy, and scientific divinity.

By means of poeses, in a cycle Poesophy, I have tried to open such concepts close to everyone person as: time, essence, authority, money, value, conscience, kindly, the true, system, etc. Poesophy is difficult for perception, however it is calculated on the people who are not having intellectual taste to metaphysics in the classical (is textual-speculative) form and to whom it would be reasonably interesting will familiarize with philosophical gamble in more accessible and popular (art) form. Section? Поэсофия? It will be probably interesting to such segment of the reader which is inclined to search for the classical maintenance in the new form.

               I think that Poesophy may be intresting for the mass auditory, and I want to offer you the partnership for publishing of Poesophy. It published in internet in Russian edition (http://www.stihi.ru/readers.html?milosvet), and it published on paper forms in Russia.


Poesophy part.2



The authority

The authority this aspiration of force,

will is force of aspiration -

force releases will.

The law of freedom a criterion,

and imperous will forces the expression,

regulate the will under authority.

Authority through value - possession,

value through authority - management.

The order bears authority to people,

people aspires to run into the chaos.

Outside of authority the will is freedom,

but without freedom will - authority.





Money it is a crack,

between authority and freedom -

the authority in money is released.

Incomes for money the purpose,

means for authority - charges,

in authority of money are enthralled.

The price as weight of cost – to finance,

The cost as weight of the price – to Invest.

The price of freedom - the sum of all money

 and cost – zero of nothing.

The purpose of money to save up authority to itself,

the purpose of authority to save up another of money.





The kind  is a pardons consequence,

love the reason of pardon-

it  fondle to an evil.

The evil  is a  revenge’s action,

hate is  the reason of the revenge-

it is indifferent to kind.

Kind as means of a revenge – evil,

evil  as means of clarification - goods.

We come to following true –

in a pardon kindly and a victim  one:

outside of a pardon kindly - unselfishness,

but in a victim unselfishness - kind.




True is a of all points of view

a mirror curve,

the truth and lie in it are deformed:

the first turns in exact

a mirror reflected second –

the true arising revives.

If the reflected truth - the validity,

the reflected lie – the  visibility.

True in moral meaning,

only as the love sensed:

outside of true the truth - error,

but sincerity in the truth -  true.



A space is a hole

among themselves and infinity.

External in a hole fails,

and with internal becoming enen

by  eternity - the space extends.

Inside of a thing space - materiality,

outside of a thing space - importance.

In time space that,

as soul in eternity an empire –

in space emptiness - nothing,

but time as a nothing -  space.




Nothing is not something,

really or probably,

in being transcendentally exist.

Being absent itself in eternal,

reflects existence in false,

denying itself attracting.

Nothing as essence of denying - darkness,

nothing as denying of essence - emptiness.

If the border is reflection

of finiteness in eternity:

time as essence is change,

but time as existence - nothing.





Being is a presence of everything,

at forms of the limited matter,

and at the maintenance of ideal infinity.

The knowledge defines being

as a reality in four measurements

existing between nothing and eternity.

The God without being - everything,

all without the God - nothing.

The eternity is true outside of duration

of the nature that, existing, does not live.

The Universe as essence is the validity,

 the nature as the existence – being.



Poesophy part.1



Time is something an average  between

that the friend the friend is pregnant:

movement and an idea.

The first the last the clothes called time,

dresses in sense.

Temporariness inside of sense - moves,

immovable in sense - It is thought.

I also do the conclusion

that time is think of a seed:

outside of an idea time - movement,

but in an idea movement - time.



Joker and Harley Quinn

Resources for Heidegger's vocabulary.

Hey, I'm taking a class in Heidegger right now and we're pretty much going through the entirety of Heidegger's book. I am accustomed to becoming very familiar with a philosopher's vocab and then reading the book a second time through to better understand their meanings. Does anyone have a good site or guide they could share with me that has Heidegger's terms laid out fairly explicitly (aside from stanford's encycopedia)? Thanks.


Jean-Luc Marion


Hi everybody!

I'm not sure if this is the proper place to ask this question but here goes.  I've been doing my research on Jean-Luc Marion.  As far as I understand him, he believes that Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology is not phenomenological enough.  This makes him jump to a third reduction:  back to the givenness of the things themselves.  Instead of focusing on the objectness of objects (Husserl) and Dasein (Heidegger), Marion goes back to the very givenness of the givens as they are given to us.  Insofar as these givens are given, they attest to phenomenality.  In this sense, phenomenality and givenness amount to the same thing.  He proceeds with his reduction of the self, and comes up with l'interloque which he developed in his book Reduction and Givenness.  In his two succeeding books in his phenomenological triptych Being Given and In Excess, he continues this thinking and comes up with l'attributaire, l'adonne, and finally, l'amant.  We are thus witnesses to phenomenon.  His phenomenology eventually amounts to a philosophy that has its apex in love.  We are thus loved.  Knowing that we are loved, we are called to love in return (though not as simple as this formulation).  To me, everything up to here is clear.  But, with situations such as tragedies, natural (Katrina) or otherwise (Mogadishu, Rwanda), I feel that he is keeping silent about issues on senseless violence. What can his philosophy of givenness say about these? 

Can anybody suggest readings that might answer this? If you have files (or even links) that you can send me, that would be of great help, too.

Thanks a lot!