The Politics of Absolute Contingency (Archive)

2009
Part One examining arguments from the European philosophical tradition.  



Seminar #3 - Monday 18th May 2009 
The Contingency of the Encounter as Political Condition
(introduced by Amanda Beech and Suhail Malik)

Reading: Louis Althusser, 'The underground current of the materialism of the encounter', from "Philosophy of the Encounter”, (London: Verso, 2007, pp.163-207)
 
for an overview/review of Althusser's thinking see: www.borderlands.net.au/vol4no2_2005/morfino_lexicon.htm 
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Seminar #2 - Tuesday 10 March 200
(introduced by Amanda Beech and Suhail Malik)

Reading: V I Lenin, 'Materialism and Empirio-criticism'
(Chapters One and Four) 
For PDF click here 



Seminar #1 - Tuesday 10 February 2009 
(introduced by Amanda Beech and Suhail Malik)

Reading: Quentin Meillassoux, 'Time Without Becoming' 
For PDF
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