Christoph Menke

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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. But we can understand Descartes’ premise of equality far more basically and radically, not as an assertion of fact, but as a presuppositional act: equality is a supposition we must make in advance. For it has nothing to do with the socially acquired capacity of reason (in which we are unequal, and about which we disagree). Equality pertains to a presupposition of reason. It does not refer to a capacity of reason that we possess, but to the potential for practical training in reason, for its acquisition. In that and that alone—in this potential—are we ...
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The first issue of Índex focuses on the question of artistic research, which it places at the heart of the Museum’s current concerns. To this aim this issue features collaborations by Bartomeu Marí, director of MACBA, the philosopher Christoph Menke, the editor of the magazine Chus Martínez, the historian and curator Piotr Piotrowski, the researcher Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, the artists Julie Ault and Natascha Sadr Haghighian, the philosopher and director of MACBA’s Independent Study Programme Xavier Antich, and the art historian Johanna Burton.

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