How come in the 21st century, theres been no new major theory, theorist, or...

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

How come in the 21st century, theres been no new major theory, theorist, or ideology? also zizek doesnt count

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Josiah Thomas
Josiah Thomas

inb4 go back to Hegel

Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker

Why is there no new theorists besides these ones.
Gosh op idunno.

Levi Lopez
Levi Lopez

16 years
vs
300+ years
Really makes you think

Christopher Reed
Christopher Reed

zizek doesnt count

Parker Martinez
Parker Martinez

There's the alt-right

And also Zizek

Benjamin Ramirez
Benjamin Ramirez

Well, I could give you my ideology, but Holla Forums doesn't like spooks

Nicholas Cruz
Nicholas Cruz

But he has a sense of humor and public presence and that doesnt fit my idea of a philosopher

Jack Miller
Jack Miller

Because it's only 2016. This past generations of people born from 1980 until 2000 are mostly sheeps. Completely souless and capitalists. They have very short attention spans, they don't appear to have interest in abstract concepts, their only goal is to own a lot of shit. I don't really talk with much people from my age range, because i jus don't know how to. They all seem alien to me.

You have to wait a few more years until we will see people who actually born after 2000 which have lived this recent times as children and how will affect their perspective on the world.
I would say by 2025 onwards we will start to see how actually this century is going to be and what types of politics we will have.
But maybe this is just wishful thinking.

Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan

alt-right
theory

David Cox
David Cox

Wolff's theory is new

Wyatt Fisher
Wyatt Fisher

People are literally becoming cyborgs and we are still discussing about Stalin
My point is no one cares about ideologies anymore. (Yes, I know everything is an ideology)

inb4 a comment with the word "spook" on it

Aiden Jenkins
Aiden Jenkins

Wolff's theory is not new.

He is a normal marxists who pushes for co-operatives because thats about as much americans are able to comprehend before foaming and shouting about hamburgers and freedom.

Charles Diaz
Charles Diaz

Two reasons:

1) Ain't nobody got time for that shit.

2) Philosophy is currently bogged down in worthless idealism.

Adam Rodriguez
Adam Rodriguez

we're not even 20 years into the 2000s we'll probably see some new stuff

remember communism is a dirty word to a lot of people because of cold war spooks

Anthony Gomez
Anthony Gomez

BADIOU

Jaxson Stewart
Jaxson Stewart

RDW incorporates Althusser's "overdetermination" for normies, tho.

Bentley Mitchell
Bentley Mitchell

Because history ended OP :^)

Owen Morgan
Owen Morgan

Who cares about theory that much?

Aiden Morgan
Aiden Morgan

White supremacist aren't new at all

Leo Ramirez
Leo Ramirez

BOOKCHIN.

jesus fuck how has no one mentioned him yet?

Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown

A ton of new theory was developed in the mid to late 20th century by the communist left and on the fringes of the anarchist movement, but apparently everyone either wants some non-sectarian broad left reformist shit, humanist idpol, or recycled tankie trash. 21st century hasn't seen new development because the mistakes of past revolutions are well understood and there hasn't been enough action in the 21st century for further development. It doesn't help that the handful of proper leftists around have failed to engage the working class for a years and the comrades they learned from aren't around to set them straight.

Leo Anderson
Leo Anderson

dude feelings lmao

also Kojima was right about knowledge and theory

Gavin Evans
Gavin Evans

István Mészáros, Antonio Negri, Fredric Jameson, David Harvey, Yalçın Küçük, Kojin Karatani, Terry Eagleton, Abdullah Öcalan, John Bellamy Foster, Andy Merrifield, Alberto Toscano.

Fucking why is everyone informed solely from memes here.

Lincoln Nelson
Lincoln Nelson

Read Apo.

Tyler Fisher
Tyler Fisher

I wish this weren't true, but as a STEMfag who is out of school I wouldn't know where to start looking for this shit. I'm glad to have it disseminate through other users here, and who knows, maybe they can be disseminated to normies via memes afterwards.

Owen Thompson
Owen Thompson

Reducing Evola down to that isn't doing anyone favors. He is worth a read.

Brayden Bell
Brayden Bell

His stuff isn't really new.

Elijah Price
Elijah Price

lol most of those people are old and heavily influenced by earlier theories. I'm assuming the thread was a search for new political theories without any roots with the XX and XIX centuries.

Alexander Sullivan
Alexander Sullivan

what is the point in not learning from the past?

Marx made amazing contributions to theory - everyone agrees with this. I also believe Lenin and Mao did too. What is the point in discarding it all?

William Williams
William Williams

To be edgy and appealing to millenials. Soon entire books full of theory will be written in emoji.

Camden Ramirez
Camden Ramirez

We didn't bring in more illegal mexicans uncorrupted by the thoughts of dead, white men and didn't give more control of academia to jews.

Carson Cooper
Carson Cooper

Is left-communism the only tendency producing serious theory?

Noah Allen
Noah Allen

You either die a try hard or live long enough to see yourself become a stereotype. Being original is very difficult.

Hudson Ward
Hudson Ward

Because social science is class cucked. Oh no, we can't suggest solutions to the problems we describe because that will be politics and we shouldn't front politics because that will affect the legitimacy of our work, because politics is always ideology. Let's just, instead of describing, explaining, and solving issues by connecting the dots and painting a larger picture, let's just describe and explain all the details and pretend we can't see the bigger picture, let's not suggest solutions to problems that we know are created and reproduced by capitalism, let's pretend we can't see the big picture. Let's fool ourselves into believing that capitalism is the default economic system and that solutions can only exist within that system. Let's ignore the fact that literally ALL our research screams "capitalism is fucking us up!" and just end with a vague "more research is needed". We cannot seem like we have any interest in anything.

WAKE THE FUCK UP!

Sorry for the incoherent rant.

Christopher James
Christopher James

the alt-right is basically the KKK without the suites

Chase Gray
Chase Gray

read mencius moldbug

Easton Fisher
Easton Fisher

he wants a more [CURRENT YEAR!] theorist

Landon Taylor
Landon Taylor

zizek
badiou
laruelle
meillassoux
"speculative realism"
Various Leftcommunists / post-anarchists / autonomists writers
Large contemporary currents developed around Deluze, Althusser, Baudrillard

Plenty of contemporary theory to keep you busy

Luke Lewis
Luke Lewis

It's not XXIth century theory tough.

Kayden Cooper
Kayden Cooper

Because there hasn't been a wave of serious proletarian struggle since the late sixties. Until we're in a revolutionary situation and are able to put theories into practice we can't develop new theories.

So we're sick to what the lessons from the sixties tell us. Leninism is right.

Nolan Smith
Nolan Smith

Because most leftists get too caught up in their pet strain of leftism and they form an orthodoxy where they just read shit by people with the same basic theory. There's very little cross-pollination from this and from the lack of new leftists or leftist discourse with non-leftists.

Jeremiah Davis
Jeremiah Davis

there is though.
classical marxism presumes capitalism is here to stay, and has to be contained to be defeated. post-capitalist theory reckons with the rwality of capitalism collapsing without a worker's revolution, and creates a whole new space for leftist theory.

Gabriel Baker
Gabriel Baker

a whole new space for leftist theory.

There is absolutely nothing new about reformism.

Henry Cooper
Henry Cooper

post-left theorists are pretty good

James Barnes
James Barnes

hegel
new

Jason Ross
Jason Ross

How come in the 21st century, theres been no new major theory, theorist, or ideology?
Because you need to surpass old theories. And for that you need to actually master those old theories: you can't have theory of relativity without classical mechanics.

But old theories are neither learned, nor taught en masse. They aren't new, they aren't fashionable, often - they are suppressed. Thus most of creative thought is spent on rediscovering those old theories again and again.

also zizek doesnt count
Only idiots think that Zizek is original thinker.

Because it's only 2016.
We have seven billion people. Two centuries ago we had one.

I.e. our 16 years are equivalent to 112 years of 1800s population-wise.

Wolff's theory is new
He is a normal marxists
Neither is true and you both know it.

mistakes of past revolutions are well understood
Exactly opposite is true. Situation is so bad, people are digging out old critiques of revolutions - that were proven to be false during their heyday - and are reanimating them, because there isn't anything else to go by.

Jason Harris
Jason Harris

K. Marx

50-60 years later

V. Lenin

50-60 years later

Mao Tse-tung

50-60 years later

Le "NO I DON'T WANT CREAM IN MY COFFEE" man

Wow lads, just wow.

Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes

implying Lenin and Mao are even comparable to Marx
implying those are the mosst important breathroughs in theory
implying Zizek isnt an important theorist, even if not as influential

Adam Hill
Adam Hill

Lenin is comparable to Marx and Zizek is not an important theorist.

Remember: the point of philosophy is not to explain the world, but to change it.

Henry Parker
Henry Parker

the point of philosophy is not to explain the world, but to change it.
not him, but says who?

Thomas Peterson
Thomas Peterson

Marx, obviously.

Theses on Feuerbach:
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.

Oliver Allen
Oliver Allen

youtube.com/watch?v=OxmzGT1w_kk
Thesis 11 on Feuerbach is a direct response to Feuerbachs "object"-based materialism. The point of the work is to show how human action should not be distanced from our interpretation, since we are active beings in the material world. It should not be regarded as a dissmissal of critiques, which should be evidence since Marx basically invented social critiques.

Luis Lewis
Luis Lewis

It should not be regarded as a dissmissal of critiques
It's is a dismissal of useless critiques.

Marxist critique of Capitalism created basis of Socialism. Gave an idea - expanded upon by Lenin - how and what things should be changed.

Lenin's critique of Capitalism and Revisionist (both Reformist and LeftCom) Marxism created basis of Soviet model.

Zizek's critique is useless.

Benjamin Robinson
Benjamin Robinson

Because the proles have smartphones now. Equal beet rations for all! Just isn't an appealing ideology anymore.

Kayden Brown
Kayden Brown

"muh you can only criticise if you have a solution"
Critiques are important regardless of whether or not you have a better proposal. Marx didnt create socialism, in fact, he talked about it very little in comparisson to how much he critiqued capitalism. Lenins critiques are nowadays much more relevant to the left then his solutions. Same is true for Mao.
Zizek is a realist. He knows he doesnt have an alternative, so he doesnt try to create it. And btw, lets not forget much of what leftcoms said would happen to the Soviet Union actually did happen, so perhaps their critique wasnt so bad afterall.

Landon Bell
Landon Bell

who are wolff and resnick

Cooper Brown
Cooper Brown

i don't know, the people who think reptilians control Earth have a pretty strong theory game

Nolan Cox
Nolan Cox

AGAMBEN

Michael Martinez
Michael Martinez

Because there's no reason to believe in lefters? Why would you waste time theoryzing about it?

Mason Johnson
Mason Johnson

implying the alt-right can read

youtube.com/watch?v=a_qO9EnvNLs

Ethan Cook
Ethan Cook

Marx also said, in the German Ideology

Philosophy and the study of the actual world have the same relation to one another as masturbation and sexual love.

Sounds to me like "interpreting the world" is great, but action is the real deal.

Levi Perez
Levi Perez

Me. I have this new concept called, super-freedom. It's like freedom but we should liberate ourselves from the confines of our bodies, and gravity, and the material universe.

Really he's not.

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