Who the Fuck is Jacques Ranciere?
Who is Jacques Ranciere? 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 Baudrillard, who wants to remind everyone that everything is simulation and nothing matters, or Nietzsche who attacks the foundations of Western metaphysics, Ranciere takes a different approach. While other philosophers deconstruct the metaphysical tradition and replace it with their own project, Ranciere’s philosophy can be summed up by “meh, people will figure it out.” #1 “Fuck the Police” is Pretty Much his Definition of Politics This counts. In his “Ten Theses on Politics”, Ranciere makes a simple claim. What the Fuck is Dissensus? #2 He Doesn’t Get Along with his Colleagues And they did.
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