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27th September 2015

New Book Out by John David Ebert



New York is a Dead Museum

by John David Ebert

excerpted from Texts: Collected Book Reviews from Joseph Campbell to Deleuze and Guattari

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Preface: New York is a Dead Museum 11
Baksheesh and Brahman
Asian Journals: India
Joseph Campbell 21
Dark Age Ahead
Jane Jacobs 27
Civilization and its Enemies:
The Next Stage of History
Lee Harris 31
Guns, Germs and Steel
Jared Diamond 35
Nart Sagas from the Caucasus
John Colarusso 41
The Mind in the Cave:
Consciousness and the Origins of Art
David Lewis-Williams 45
Plato Prehistorian
Mary Settegast 49
When Zarathustra Spoke:
The Reformation of Neolithic Culture and
Mary Settegast 53
The Indus Civilization:
A Contemporary Perspective
Gregory L. Possehl 57
Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization
Jonathan M. Kenoyer 61
Jean Baudrillard 67
The Ever-Present Origin
Jean Gebser 71
The Decline of the West
Oswald Spengler 75
The Mechanical Bride
Marshall McLuhan 79
Simulacra and Simulation
Jean Baudrillard 81
The Oak King, the Holly King and the Unicorn:
The Myths and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries
John Williamson 85
The Disappearance of Childhood
Neil Postman 89
The Gutenberg Galaxy
Marshall McLuhan 93
Amusing Ourselves to Death:
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Neil Postman 97
The Original Accident
Paul Virilio 101
The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact
Jean Baudrillard 105
The Greek Alexander Romance
Pseudo-Callisthenes 107
The Information Bomb
Paul Virilio 111
Imaginary Landscape:
Making Worlds of Myth and Science
William Irwin Thompson 115
Desert Screen:
War at the Speed of Light
Paul Virilio 117
The Shahnameh:
The Persian Book of Kings
Abolqasem Ferdowsi 121
The Secret History of the World:
As Laid Down by the Secret Societies
Mark Booth 125
Re-Visioning Psychology
James Hillman 129
The Mythic Dimension:
Selected Essays 1959-1987
Joseph Campbell 133
The Olmecs:
America’s First Civilization
Richard A. Diehl 135
Terror From the Air
Peter Sloterdijk 139
Coming Into Being:
Texts and Artifacts in the Evolution of Consciousness
William Irwin Thompson 141
The Plague of Fantasies
Slavoj Zizek 145
The University of Disaster
Paul Virilio 149
Postmodernism, or,
The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Fredric Jameson 153
Neither Sun Nor Death
Peter Sloterdijk and Hans-Jurgen Heinrichs 157
Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari 161
The Agony of Power
Jean Baudrillard 167
Living in the End Times
Slavoj Zizek 171
Philosophy in the Present
Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek 175
What is Philosophy?
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari 179
The Fold:
Leibniz and the Baroque
Gilles Deleuze 185
A Question of Values
Morris Berman 189
Spheres I: Bubbles
Peter Sloterdijk 197
Jean Baudrillard 203
An Essay on the Understanding of Evil
Alain Badiou 207
Difference and Repetition
Gilles Deleuze 211
MSC: Maximal Stress Cooperation:
The Driving Force of Cultures
Heiner Muhlmann 215
Impossible Exchange
Jean Baudrillard 219
A Thousand Plateaus
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari 221
Of Grammatology
Jacques Derrida 225
Glittering Images:
A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars
Camille Paglia 229
The Art of Philosophy:
Wisdom as Practice
Peter Sloterdijk 233
The Ontology of the Accident
An Essay on Destructive Plasticity
Catherine Malabou 239
On the New
Boris Groys 245
Under Suspicion:
A Phenomenology of Media
Boris Groys 253

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