Lectures (5/9) of Kunst und Philosophie by Ray Brassier
Lectures (5/9) of Kunst und Philosophie by Ray Brassier (prof. for philosophy, American University, Beirut). Conceptual thought is not the prerogative of philosophy, yet philosophy can be credited with inventing the concept of concept. What distinguishes philosophy from other theoretical disciplines is its attempt to render explicit the conceptual logic implicit in theorization. Another name for philosophy's explicitation of conceptual logic is dialectics, understood as the attempt to track the ever-shifting boundary between the order of the concept and the order of reality. Ray Brassier (*1965) lives in London and Beirut. He is a professor for philosophy at the American University of Beirut. Before he was a research scholar at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London. His writings deal with different aspects of contemporary philosophy, among others they refer to Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze. Selected publications: "Badiou and Science", in: A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens (eds.), Alain Badiou: Key Concepts (Chesholm: Acumen, 2010); Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); Alain Badiou: Theoretical Writings (London/New York: Continuum, 2004). Admission free.