Daniel Ross (philosopher)
Daniel Ross (born 1970) is an Australian philosopher and filmmaker, best known as the author of Violent Democracy (2004) and the co-director of the film The Ister (2004). Ross's recent work is influenced by Bernard Stiegler, and he is a translator or co-translator of numerous texts by Stiegler, including five books.
Ross obtained his doctorate from Monash University under the supervision of Michael Janover. It was entitled Heidegger and the Question of the Political (2002) and focused in particular on two of Heidegger's lecture courses, Plato's Sophist and Hölderlin's Hymn "The Ister". In addition to his work on Stiegler and Heidegger, Ross has written on Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, Stanley Cavell, J. Hoberman, Irving Singer, Leo Strauss, Roger Scruton, Isabelle Stengers, Noel Pearson, Gerald Murnane, Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Yvonne Rainer, Abbas Kiarostami, and Ingmar Bergman, among others.
Articles and chapters
- "Pharmacology and Critique after Deconstruction," in Christina Howells & Gerald Moore (eds.), Stiegler and Technics (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013).
- "Review of J. Hoberman, Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st-Century Cinema?", Screening the Past 36 (2013).
- "Translator's Introduction to Bernard Stiegler's 'Pharmacology of Desire: Drive-based Capitalism and Libidinal Dis-economy'," New Formations 72 (2011): 146–9.
- "Review of Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time, 3: Cinematic Time and the Question of Malaise", Screening the Past 31 (2011).
- "Passages to Immortality: Arakawa and Gins, Stiegler, and September 11", Reconstruction 11.2 (2011).
- "Review of Irving Singer, Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher and Cinematic Mythmaking", Screening the Past 25 (2009).
- "Politics and Aesthetics, or, Transformations of Aristotle in Bernard Stiegler", Transformations 17 (2009).
- "Review of Giorgio Agamben, Profanations", Screening the Past 23 (2008).
- "Politics, Terror, and Traumatypical Imagery," in Matthew Sharpe, Murray Noonan & Jason Freddi (eds.), Trauma, History, Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007). ISBN 1-84718-378-6
- "The Cinematic Condition of the Politico-Philosophical Future", Scan 4:2 (2007).
- "Review of Yvonne Rainer, Feelings Are Facts: A Life", Screening the Past 21 (2007).
- "Review of Geoff Andrew, 10", Screening the Past 20 (2006).
- "Zarqawi: Taking Care of Business," Arena Magazine 84 (2006).
- "Empathy and Vanity: Review of Maria Tumarkin, Traumascapes," Overland 182 (2006).
- "A Civil War by Any Other Name Would Be the Same", The Age (18 April 2006).
- "Review of Stanley Cavell, Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow", Screening the Past 19 (2006).
- "Democracy, Authority, Narcissism: From Agamben to Stiegler", Contretemps 6 (2006).
- "Haunting the World: Review of Farhad Khosrokhavar, Suicide Bombers," Arena Magazine 80 (2005/2006).
- "Review of Boris Frankel, Zombies, Lilliputians, and Sadists," Overland 179 (2005).
- "Traumas of the Image," theory@buffalo 10 (2005): 81–102.
- "Review of Irving Singer, Three Philosophical Filmmakers", Screening the Past 18 (2005).
- "Making The Ister," Inside Film (July 2004).
- "Review of Ingmar Bergman, Scenes from a Marriage", Metro Magazine 120 (1999).
Bernard Stiegler translations
- What Makes Life Worth Living: On Pharmacology (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013). ISBN 0-7456-6271-8
- Uncontrollable Societies of Disaffected Individuals: Disbelief and Discredit, 2 (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013). ISBN 0-7456-4812-6
- The Decadence of Industrial Democracies: Disbelief and Discredit, 1 (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011). With Suzanne Arnold. ISBN 0-7456-4810-X
- For a New Critique of Political Economy (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010). ISBN 0-7456-4804-5
- Acting Out (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009). With David Barison and Patrick Crogan. ISBN 0-8047-5869-7
Articles and chapters
- "An Organology of Dreams and Arche-Cinema", Screening the Past 36 (2013).
- "Doing and Saying Stupid Things in the Twentieth Century: Bêtise and Animality in Deleuze and Derrida," Angelaki 18 (2013): 159–74.
- "Die Aufklärung in the Age of Philosophical Engineering," in Mireille Hildebrandt, Kieron O'Hara & Michael Waidner, Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2013: The Value of Personal Data (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2013): 29–39. Two prior versions of this paper exist online: "The Aufklärung in the Age of Philosophical Engineering", and original keynote here.
- "Pharmacology of Desire: Drive-based Capitalism and Libidinal Dis-economy," New Formations 72 (2011): 150–61.
- "The Pharmacology of the Spirit," in Jane Elliott & Derek Attridge (eds.), Theory After "Theory" (New York: Routledge, 2011): 294–310. ISBN 0-415-48419-7
- "The Age of De-proletarianisation: Art and teaching in post-consumerist culture," ArtFutures – Current issues in higher arts education (Amsterdam: ELIA, 2010): 10–19.
- "Ars Industrialis Manifesto 2010".
- "Desire and Knowledge: The Dead Seize the Living". With George Collins.
- "The Philosophy School of Épineuil in the Context of Post-consumerism and Post-globalization".
- "Take Care". With Suzanne Arnold.
Presentations and appearances
- Discussant, responding to Bernard Stiegler, "Mistrust, and the Pharmacology of Transformational Technologies" (25 November 2010), New Natures seminar series, University of Melbourne.
- "Transformations of Aristotle in Bernard Stiegler" (1 July 2008), International Association for Philosophy and Literature, RMIT University; (11 July 2008), Derrida Today, Macquarie University.
- "Spirit, Technics and Politics in the Work of Bernard Stiegler" (19 October 2007), at the University of Adelaide, as invited speaker.
- "Philosophical Approaches to the Northern Territory 'National Emergency': Giorgio Agamben, Stiegler and Noel Pearson" (10 October 2007), at Monash University.
- "From Philosophical Cinema to Cinematic Politics" (28 September 2007), at Duke University, as invited speaker for a symposium devoted to The Ister.
- "Constitution and Motivation: Bernard Stiegler on the Invention of Europe" (13 April 2007), at the conference, "New Europe, New Governance, New Worlds?", Monash University.
- "On the Materiality of the Trace" (8 June 2006), Architecture + Philosophy Program, RMIT University, as invited speaker.
- "Fishponds and Rivers: Heidegger, Stiegler, Murnane" (8 November 2005), Macquarie University, as invited speaker.
- "Passages to Immortality: Arakawa and Gins, Stiegler, and September 11" (1 July 2005), keynote address at the symposium, "The Politics of Space in the Age of Terrorism," RMIT University.
- "Thought, Image, America" (22 June 2005), contributor to seminar on "Is it Possible to 'Think' in Images Rather than Words?," Sydney Film Festival.
- "Of Philosophy, Cinema and The Ister" (1 April 2005), Australian National University, Canberra, at the invitation of Havi Carel (text reproduced in the booklet accompanying the North American version of the DVD released by Icarus Films).
- "Where to From Here?" (15 December 2004), Trades Hall, Melbourne.
- "Heidegger in Australien: Ein Film von den Antipoden über Heidegger und Hölderlin" (28 November 2004), episode of the German television program, Prime Time (Ross and Barison interviewed by Alexander Kluge).
- "Accompaniments: On The Ister" (17 November 2004), Monash University.
- "Violence and Democracy" (14 September 2004), Late Night Live.
Note: see the entry on The Ister for secondary literature on the film.
- Barns, Greg, "Democracy is always exported, but most frequently without success", On Line Opinion (2005).
- Carnahan, Kevin, "Review of Violent Democracy," The Heythrop Journal 49 (2008): 525–6.
- Little, Adrian, Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence (Taking on the Political) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008).
- Sharpe, Matthew, "Democracy's Violent Heart", borderlands 4:1 (2005).
- Smith, Dominic, "Review of Christina Howells & Gerald Moore (eds.), Stiegler and Technics", Parrhesia 17 (2013): 92–7.
- Zurawski, Nils, "Violence and Democracy," Ethnopolitics 5 (2006): 191–8.