praxis & pedagogy
starting from kojin karatani's transcritique
analysis and close reading group
The group meets every second Friday morning in John Street. The first meeting of Autumn 2010 is scheduled for Friday 24th September.
This group has also organised an event featuring the internationally celebrated Japanese political economist, philospher and culturtal critic Kojin Karatani which will take place on 26th October 2010.
Transcritique: On Kant and Marx: Kojin Karatani's Transcritique introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant's transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant. In a direct challenge to standard academic approaches to both thinkers, Karatani's transcritical readings discover the ethical roots of socialism in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and a Kantian critique of money in Marx's Capital. Karatani reads Kant as a philosopher who sought to wrest metaphysics from the discredited realm of theoretical dogma in order to restore it to its proper place in the sphere of ethics and praxis. With this as his own critical model, he then presents a reading of Marx that attempts to liberate Marxism from longstanding Marxist and socialist presuppositions in order to locate a solid theoretical basis for a positive activism capable of gradually superseding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State.
"Hedge School near Gorick. In use 1892, now replaced by Government School".
Photograph produced as part of work on 'The Ethnography of The Mullet, Inishkea Islands, and Portacloy, Co. Mayo' by Charles R Browne MD MRIA, and in part delivered to the Royal Irish Academy in Feb 1895.
ICA London July 2008 seminar on art and pedagogy