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Mackay, Robin (Philosopher)

Works: 47 works in 132 publications in 4 languages and 2,140 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Contributor, Author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: B2430.B274, 194
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Most widely held works by Robin Mackay
Christo-fiction, the ruins of Athens and Jerusalem by François Laruelle( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and explores the radical potential of Christ, whose 'crossing' disrupts their circular discourse. It is built upon the idea of 'nonphilosophy', or 'nonstandard philosophy', a way of thinking that goes past the theoretical limits of Western philosophy to realise new relations among religion, science, politics, and art. Positioning itself against orthodox religion and naive atheism alike, the book is a heretical experiment that ties religion tightly to the human experience and the lived world
The brain-eye : new histories of modern painting by Éric Alliez( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English-language translation of a major work by French philosopher Eric Alliez, in which he offers a new perspective on critical problems in modern aesthetics
Anti-Badiou : on the introduction of Maoism into philosophy by François Laruelle( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling and highly original book represents a confrontation between two of the most radical thinkers at work in France today: Alain Badiou and the author, François Laruelle. At face value, the two have much in common: both espouse a position of absolute immanence; both argue that philosophy is conditioned by science; and both command a pluralism of thought. Anti-Badiou relates the parallel stories of Badiou's Maoist 'ontology of the void' and Laruelle's own performative practice of 'non-philosophy' and explains why the two are in fact radically different. Badiou's entire project aims t
Fanged Noumena : collected writings 1987-2007 by Nick Land( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Land's unique work, variously described as 'rabid nihilism', 'mad black deleuzianism' and 'cybergothic', developed a rigorous and culturally-engaged escape route out of the malaise of 'continental philosophy'. Land's work has continued to exert an influence, both through the British 'speculative realist' philosophers who studied with him, and through the many cultural producers who have been invigorated by his uncompromising philosophical vision. Beginning with Land's radical rereadings of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Kant and Bataille, the volume collects together the papers, talks and articles of the mid-90s in which Land developed his futuristic theory-fiction of cybercapitalism gone amok; ending with his enigmatic later writings in which Ballardian fictions, poetics, cryptography, anthropology, and the occult are smeared into unrecognizable hybrids. 'Fanged Noumena' gives a dizzying perspective on the entire trajectory of this provocative and influential thinker's work
#Accelerate#( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accelerationism is the name of a political heresy: the insistence that the only radical political response to capitalism is not to protest, disrupt, or critique, but to accelerate and exacerbate its uprooting, alienating, decoding, abstractive tendencies"--Page 4 of cover
The number and the siren : a decipherment of Mallarmé's Coup de dés by Quentin Meillassoux( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medium of contingency( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Gerrard by John Gerrard( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speculative aesthetics( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onomatopoeia : its people and surroundings by Charles Avery( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants of a fictional island, with unique topography and cosmology, are illustrated through drawings, objects and texts
Our wound is not so recent : thinking the Paris killings of 13 November by Alain Badiou( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short book the influential philosopher Alain Badiou argues that while these violent events are commonly portrayed as acts of Islamic terrorism, in fact they attest to a much deeper malaise that is connected to the triumph of global capitalism and to new forms of imperialism that involve the weakening of states, such that whole regions of the world have been turned into ungovernable zones run by armed gangs in which ordinary people are forced to live the most precarious lives. These zones have become the breeding ground for a new kind of nihilism that seeks revenge for the domination of the West. And it is this new nihilism, on to which Islam has been grafted, that exerts a particular appeal to the young men and women on the margins who carried out the atrocities in Paris. The tragedy of 13 November might appear at first sight to be rooted in immigration and Islam but our wound is not so recent: it is rooted in a deeper set of transformations that have reshaped our world, creating small islands of privilege amidst large masses of the destitute and depriving us of a politics that would offer a serious alternative to the present. -- Provided by publisher
From decision to heresy : experiments in non-standard thought by François Laruelle( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta obra recoge la traducción inglesa de varios escritos de François Laruelle, uno de los filósofos franceses actuales más creativos y subversivos. El libro comienza con una introducción basada en una entrevista en profundidad con el autor, que rastrea las preocupaciones permanentes de su prolífica obra, desde los orígenes de la "no-filosofía" hasta su evolución a lo que él llama " "filosofía no-estándar". Una selección de textos experimentales y una temprana presentación en la que Laruelle desarrolla su "transvaloración" del método trascendental de Kant cierran el presente volumen
Florian Hecker : formulations by Florian Hecker( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both abstract and material, Hecker's approach to his works is informed by the technical manipulation of sound and, increasingly, other media; yet in their realization as installation or performance, the works produce rich subjective sensory experiences that evade categorisation. Their computational composition makes the works 'virtual' in a certain sense, yet experience of their manifestation is profoundly material, even physical. They propose new experimental forms yet contain references to histories of conceptual art, minimalism, and performance. In Hecker's work, viscerally disturbing, high-volume performances can be the product of austere conceptualisations. All of these qualities prevent the works from being exhaustively described by any one disciplinary approach. Exhibition: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany (26.11.2016-05.02.2017)
When site lost the plot by When site lost the plot( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« The critical concept of site-specificity once seemed to harbour the potential for disruption. But site-specific work has become increasingly assimilated into the capitalist logic of regeneration and value creation. The materialist critique of the art object has been shortcircuited by the franchised idiosyncrasies of international nomad flâneurs. And on a planet whose entire surface is mapped and apped, the concept of ‘site’ itself becomes ever more problematic. How can we do justice to the particularity of local sites while unearthing their material conditions? What do a contemporary ‘geo-philosophy’ and the historical legacy of site-specific art have to offer each other? Can we develop methods for the controlled unpacking of the local into the global, avoiding trivial reconciliations between local sites and their global conditions? When Site Lost the Plot charts some of the ways in which site continues to be a concern for contemporary practice; and introduces the concept of ‘plot’ as an alternative approach. Alongside artists discussing their practice and their approach to site and plot, contributors from various disciplines introduce concepts from cartography, mathematics, film, fiction, design, and philosophy. »--
The order of sounds : a sonorous archipelago by François J Bonnet( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our product - Pamela Rosenkranz by Pamela Rosenkranz( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le concept de non-photographie = The concept of non-photography by François Laruelle( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que disent ces essais ? la photographie en chair et en os, et c'est a peine ceux du photographe. Des myriades de clichés racontent le monde, parlent entre eux, tissent une vaste conversation, remplissent une photosphère qui n'est située nulle part. Mais une seule photo suffit à exprimer un réel que tous les photographes espèrent un jour saisir sans y parvenir. Et pourtant il est au ras des clichés, vécu autant qu'imperceptible. Les photos sont les mille facettes plates d'une identité insaisissable qui ne brille, et parfois faiblement, que hors d'elle même. Une photo, ce n'est pas grand-chose en dehors d'un regard interrogateur et concupiscent, et pourtant c'est un secret fascinant.¦¦Le concept de non-Photographie développe une pensée rigoureuse nouvelle de la photographie dans sa relation à la science, la philosophie et l'art, et introduit le lecteur à tous les concepts clés de Laruelle «non-philosophie».¦¦ Bilingue (français / anglais) Edition¦
#Akzeleration#2 by Ray Brassier( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collapse : philosophical research and development( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the nature and philosophical uses of number. The first volume of Collapse investigates the nature and philosophical uses of number. The volume includes an interview with Alain Badiou on the relation between philosophy, mathematics, and science, an in-depth interview with mathematician Matthew Watkins on the strange connections between physics and the distribution of prime numbers, and contributions that demonstrate the many ways in which number intersects with philosophical thought--from the mathematics of intensity to terrorism, from occultism to information theory, and graphical works of multiplicity
Undoing the image of contemporary art by Éric Alliez( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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