GenericScience

Mathification

6 Apr , 2017  

I’ve been returning frequently in recent weeks to that momentous section from Being and Event where Alain Badiou marshals all his poetic and persuasive powers. I refer to the important meditations Twenty-Six and Twenty-Seven and the “impasse of ontology” described therein, the crux of the book if not the crux ...

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GenericScience

The Nonhuman: Apophatic or Cataphatic?

4 Dez , 2016  

„Join us!“ –the trees in Evil Dead A major theme to emerge from my current seminar on the nonhuman is the distinction between apophatic nonhumanism and cataphatic nonhumanism. Since these terms don’t seem to come up that often in contemporary discussions I figured it would be useful to lay it ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, NonPolitics

Life after Trump fascism: The Universal Basic Property and a FORS simulation

9 Nov , 2016  

Dear intellectuals, scientists, artists, emancipatory forces of all kinds, can we now start to think about the implementation of a Universal Basic Property und and a Universal Basic Income (of economic capital) within a new online-only currency? Starting with an amount of 300-400 trillion monetary units (the circa-volume of the ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

Der Non-Marxismus. Finance. Maschinen. Dividuum/ Das Problem um die Maschinen (Leseprobe)

6 Nov , 2016  

Band 70: Achim Szepanski: Der Non-Marxismus – Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum ISBN: 978-3-944233-69-7 Erscheint zur Frankfurter Buchmesse im Oktober 2016 Preis: 38 € 558 Seiten ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, Lexicon

MATERIAL FÜR ÖKONOMISCHE ERFAHRUNG – FEMINISTISCHES MANAGEMENT –

23 Okt , 2016  

KURATION   STRATEGISCHE DETERMINATION   PRAXIS VON MARKT
  1. TAUSCHHANDLUNG
  2. GEBRAUCHSHANDLUNG
  REALABSTRAKTION   DOPPELCHARAKTER DER ARBEITSKRAFT
  1. CHARAKTER DER WARENPRODUKTION
  2. CHARAKTER DER WARENFÖRMIGKEIT
  MARKTFIKTIONEN
  1. FINANZMARKT UND KUNSTMARKT
  2. FINANZMARKT
  3. KUNSTMARKT
  MANAGEMENT
  1. FUNKTIONALE BESTIMMUNG
  2. FEMINISTISCHES MANAGEMENT
  QUELLENANGABEN     KURATION Kuration ist in letzter Instanz determiniert durch Ausschluss. Das heißt, ...

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Biopolitics, GenericScience

Metabolic Rift or Metabolic Shift? Dialectics, Nature, and the World-Historical Method

2 Okt , 2016  

…That influence brought Marx’s socio-ecological imagination to a wider audience. But success came at a price. Influenced by Foster’s reading of social metabolism as a rift of “nature and society” – rather than society-in-nature – Marx’s ecological thinking came to be narrowly understood, more or less cordoned off from the ...

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GenericScience

Beyond the ‘Exploitation of Nature’? A World-Ecological Alternative

24 Jul , 2016  

Is nature exploited? “Of course!” says the environmentalist. But what might this mean? And, more significantly, is it so? Might there be a better way see the relations between humans and the rest of nature? On the one hand, “exploitation” is often used by red-green scholars as a moral slogan, ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Reading Deleuze and Guattari as Marxist/Spinozists: On Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s State and Politics

7 Jul , 2016  

Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s Politique et État chez Deleuze et Guattari: Essai sur le matérialism historico-machinic has been translated into English as State and Politics: Deleuze and Guattari on Marx. In the past twenty years since I first discovered Deleuze and Guattari I have gone from avidly reading everything that came out ...

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Biopolitics, GenericScience, Mashines

Make Kith Not Kin!

27 Jun , 2016  

When my daughter was little, we played a game on the way to her preschool called Count the Dog Poo. It was a game about counting, as you would play with any child, but also a game for a little New Yorker, to teach her to watch where she steps. ...

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GenericScience

Wasting Away: Value, Waste, and Appropriation in the Capitalist World-Ecology

8 Mrz , 2016  

The decisive violence imposed on life by the capitalist mode of production derives from its quest for radical simplification. The dream, the fantasy, the nightmare of capital is its practical desire — practical, yet impossible — for world of interchangeable parts, in which one part of nature easily substitutes for ...

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GenericScience

Althusserians Anonymous (the relapse)

28 Feb , 2016  

1. Old versus Young Marx I am a recovering Althusserian. For decades now I have been Althusser-free, for the most part, but we all have our lapses. The first step to becoming a recovering Althusserian is to recognize that you have no control and are unconsciously always a little bit ...

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GenericScience

The Origins of Cheap Nature: From Use-Value to Abstract Social Nature

22 Feb , 2016  

Modernity’s law of value is an exceedingly peculiar way of organizing life in a civilization. Born in the midst of the rise of capitalism after 1450, the law of value enabled an unprecedented historical transition: from land productivity to labor productivity as the metric of wealth and power. It was ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon

Mittelklassen, Klassenstellung und politische Klassenpositionen

24 Jan , 2016  

Jannis Milios, Georg Economakis   Es ist Nicos Poulantzas zuzustimmen, wenn er sagt: „Die genaue Bestimmung der Klasse des Kleinbürgertums ist in der Tat das Kernstück jeder marxistischen Klassentheorie.“ (Poulantzas 1973b: 252) Die meisten Schwierigkeiten der Klassenanalyse in den heutigen kapitalistischen Gesellschaften gehen auf die Frage zurück, wie das Kleinbürgertum ...

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GenericScience

The Computational Decision

12 Jan , 2016  

As various forms of computationalism continue to influence contemporary writing in theory and philosophy, it seems appropriate to reexamine some of the fundamental assumptions and principles of computation, so that we may identify them more readily. In an earlier, characteristically modernist, phase, media theorists like Lev Manovich and others sought ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, Lexicon

Zum Geldbegriff von den Grundrissen zum Kapital – Verschiebungen

22 Dez , 2015  

Spyros Lapatsioras, Jannis Milios
Zum Geldbegriff von den Grundrissen zum Kapital – Verschiebungen Im Folgenden legen wir dar, dass es eine signifikante Verschiebung gibt in der Art und Weise, wie der Begriff „Geld“ in zwei wichtigen Marx’schen Texten ausgelegt wird, in den Grundrissen und im 1. Band des Kapitals. Wir ...

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