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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Boris Efimovich Groys born 19 March is an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher. Boris Groys’ Introduction to Antiphilosophy is not a study of the classical 20 th Century anti-philosophies that one associates with the work of the Vienna circle, Wittgenstein, or Popper. A historical materialist aesthetics sees in art the distorted reflection of social bpris past, present and emerging. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Introduction to Antiphilosophy

An antiphilosopher is like a contemporary art curator: East or Antiphilosophu, all but a handful of artworks supplied only another dose of compliance and regimentation. In all its heterogeneous and unorthodox mix, Groys’ Introduction is never anything less than fascinating and informative.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Here, the emphasis is on a mode of anti-art rather than dealing directly with its analogue in anti-philosophy, the anti-art here being constituted through the world-making power of ordinary objects, taken up and reworked as artful van Gogh’s shoes, and so on.

Other essays, particularly when he writes on the internet and Marshall McLuhan, display both insight and naivety. Kierkegaard’s Christ, for example, is an ordinary man, and indeed must be an ordinary man in order to be specialand is, as such, a sort of ‘proto-readymade’ p. The big question is how seriously he means to be taken, and how seriously he can be taken. The differences go further. In that one slippage, the whole of anti-philosophy’s conundrum is caught in flash-photography.


Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys

Trivia About Introduction to A Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys. Anusha rated it really liked it Jun 01, Given this background, I was intrigued at the publication of this new book.

Anti-philosophy, for him, begins with Marx and Kierkegaard, and. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. As such, Shestov concludes in Groys’ words’only a very few need philosophy: For all that there is to enjoy in this argument, Groys is no apologist for anti-philosophy in all its forms, but is simply describing its place within a broader history of ideas, most often connected with the history of art and art theory.

Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys – review

Thanks for telling us about the problem. His face is turned toward the past. Barry rated it liked it Groy 24, Published March 15th by Verso first published January 1st 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.

Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture. Open Preview See a Problem? The authors I treat in this book can be understood as a ready-made philosophers, by analogy with the ready-made artists.

Aaron rated it it was amazing Jan 26, His continual making and unmaking of conceptual unities and oppositions belongs to a German dialectical tradition.


The analysis of Shestov outlines his psychological reductionism with great facility, describing his fascinating, albeit implausible, view that every philosopher must have had a traumatic life-event that gave rise to his or her worldview — Nietzsche’s illness, Kierkegaard’s alleged impotence, etc: Groys never discusses Adorno, a striking omission in light of his temper and range: And the Marxist emphasis on the basic passivity of the artist, as a sort of crossroads of historical traffic, could be greatest where the account of art was subtlest, as in Adorno.

For both philosophy and art, this is a democratizing project: This is a pluralism that, Groys argues, effectively deconstructs any difference between essential and non-essential.

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The final essay in the collection is more eclectic again, linking Wagner’s ‘total work of art’ to McLuhan’s democratizing media theory, which Groys expands to include the Internet and even gdoys art. Claussm rated it it was amazing Sep 26, The fact is that the word ‘introduction’ carries with it too many pedagogical associations, and Groys’ extremely interesting research should be taken more as a prolegomena for any discussion of anti-philosophy in more recognizable terms.


In Introduction t Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture.