In Disagreement, Ranciere explores the apparent contradiction between these According to Ranciere, the phrase also expresses the paradox of politics itself. More than anyone else in the late twentieth century, Jacques Rancière has undertaken a redefinition of the relation of the aesthetic to politics. There are many ways of being in disagreement. Over the past forty years, Jacques Rancière’s work has defined itself through disagreement.

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A French critical theorist and philosophical troll in a world of ivory tower intellectualism, bourgeois academics, and Jean Baudrillard, Ranciere stands out as a kind of anti-philosopher. A University of Paris professor and former student of Louis Althusser, Ranciere has committed his intellectual project to destroying its foundations. While that may sound a lot like Baudrillardwho wants disagreement remind everyone that everything is simulation and nothing matters, or Nietzsche who attacks the foundations of Western metaphysics, Ranciere takes a different approach.

Namely, by accusing every other philosopher of being a shitty Platonist and hating democracy. There are two kinds of politics in the status quo, fake poser bullshit masquerading as politics and the real thing. You see, the police are all about telling you what to do and where to do it. Remember that time that cop got all up in your grill for skateboarding in front of ?

The police says that there is nothing to see on a road, that there is nothing to do but move along. Disagreemfnt asserts that the space of circulating is nothing other than the space of circulation.

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It consists in refiguring the space, of rabciere there is to do there, what is to be seen or named therein. It is the established litigation of the perceptible. You see, some bankers made this park on stolen native land for them to eat lunch in while they rested from robbing the world of millions of dollars with complicated derivatives and other bullshit nobody understands. And when those hipsters started camping out in Zuccoti Park disagrreement ruining those bankers lunches, the police calmly reminded the protesters that the park belonged to white people in suits.

It started when people manifested themselves in the public spaces that were once apolitical. Ranciere got his first exposure by contributing to Reading Capital with his teacher Louis Althusser. While Althusser and other Marxists were asserting the importance of Marxist academia in the French student revolts, Ranciere began to break away from this traditional mode of thought. Marxist intellectuals accused the revolts of being bourgeois and undisciplined.

To which Ranciere accused Marxists of being a bunch of little shits:. The underlying idea, to focus solely on the theoretical level, is not only that Marxism is learned exclusively through books, but also that it is learned disargeement from the classics. It is that every development is a betrayal, that every application of Marxism is a deviation into pragmatism, ideology, and political manipulation.


This was the time, for example, when it was common to teach that peaceful coexistence rancire the supreme form of class struggle. The purism of theory could not but have political effects. And that was really diswgreement that mattered: But that was just the start.

He argues that everyone in the Western tradition, from Plato to Marx, wants to become rancieee philosopher king to shovel Truth into the mouths of the blind ignorant masses. One of his most famous feuds is with fellow Althusser alumn Alain Badiou for his self-professed Platonism.

Perhaps my constant praise might, in fact, be the worst fate that I could have in store for rancire. Would doing so be precisely the most underhanded way to attack him?

If, for example, I were to announce that we are in agreement on a number of important points, how would he take that? Would he rather just as soon change his mind on all those points and leave me behind? Forty years ago, it was supposed to unmask the machineries of domination, in order to provide the anti-capitalist fighters with new weapons.

It has turned to exactly the contrary: It may make fun of its illusions but it remains enclosed in its logic. This is why I think it is necessary to re-examine the genealogy of the disagremeent and procedures of that logic and the way in which it got intertwined with the logic of social emancipation. You see, Ranciere ranciefe been hating on philosophers from the very beginning.

But in The Ignorant Schoolmaster, Ranciere takes teachers to task. You see, teachers are trying to make you stupid. Like you would be better off thinking about shit really hard instead of taking a class on something.

Why does he say that? There was this dude named Jacotot, and he was awesome. He was a French guy who went to teach in Belgium after the French Revolution.

He was teaching French, but his students only spoke Flemish. He, by the way, did not speak Flemish. This shit works, and not just around random corners of Europe where the tradition was born. You know how your dumb ass can barely figure out how to change the settings on your Kindle? You see, someone at One Laptop Per Child had the bright idea of just dumping a bunch of Motorola Zoom tablets danciere an Ethiopan village full of kids. The children did not speak English, which was the language loaded on the tablet, and they had never seen a computer before.

Within weeks these kids were fucking wizards with the things so much so that they actually figured out how to jailbreak them. No instruction, no human being. I thought, ranciete kids will play with the boxes! He powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs [in English] in the village. And within five months, they had hacked Android. Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera!


And rancieer figured out it had a camera, and they hacked Android. These other researchers decided to give this whole universal education thing a shot and gave a bunch of molecular biology textbooks to a bunch of Tamil-speaking kids in South India.

The text books were in English. Indeed, after two months, when Mitra asked them what they understood of molecular biology, the children confirmed that they understood nothing. When given an exam on the material, however, the kids all failed. Paul Bowman, by the way, is really into tanciere about the intersections of Bruce Lee and Ranciere.

Who the Fuck is Jacques Ranciere? Chronique des Droits de l’Homme Scoop. The Police is not the empirical police in Ranciere; would that it was. He even says that Police is necessary. He makes it clear that he thinks Police is inevitable and he is not referring, as Zizek seems raciere think, to the necessary force a revolutionary state would need to deploy to defend itself.

In fact there is no subjunctive thought of a community after capitalism in Ranciere. Again, this is not simply an empirical observation about the current woeful state of the class struggle but a statement of what he believes has always, immemorially, been the dusagreement.

Even when Politics occurs it seems that it inevitably becomes a new Police distribution of diszgreement sensible. In my view Ranciere has reinvented mythology, with an Athenian Golden Age at dizagreement beginning which humanity has fallen from, rather than made a contribution to revolutionary theory. The reason eanciere he has come to this pass?

Will you be selling finger puppets in the future? Is Hennessy Youngman curating this? My favourite living philosopher! Very deep, though he requires close reading. Dave Harris recovering professor. Who disageement Jacques Ranciere? Dissensus is the process by which actors disrupt the politics of the police. To which Ranciere accused Marxists of being a bunch of little shits: Want to Learn More About Ranciere?

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