documentation, GenericScience, PhiloFiction

Aufstand in Frankreich – Zur Theorie der Revolution in den hochindustrialisierten Ländern

4 Aug , 2017  

„Die Ehre der Leute, die der schwarzen Fahne folgen, liegt darin, dass sie niemals das Leben anderer, Freunde oder Feinde, einsetzen, ohne das ihre vorbehaltlos zu riskieren. In dieser Ehre, in diesem Willen liegt eine große Gefahr für eine Welt ohne Ehre, die keinen Willen hat als den, zu dauern.“ ...

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PhiloFiction

Production of the Schizoid, End of Capitalism and Laruelle’s Radical Immanence. Note Quote Didactics.

24 Jul , 2017  

These are eclectics of the production, eclectics of the repetition, eclectics of the difference, where the fecundity of the novelty would either spring forth, or be weeded out. There is ‘schizoproduction’ prevalent in the world. This axiomatic schizoproduction is not a speech act, but discursive, in the sense ...

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PhiloFiction

NONCONCEPTUAL NEGATIVITY: ADORNO+LIFE+DELEUZE

20 Jul , 2017  

NEGATION OF NEGATION vs AFFIRMATION In Difference and Repetitioni, particularly in sections written on negativity, Deleuze, discussing the distinction between „being and non-being“ and „being and non-being“ rejects the consideration of the latter under the aegis of Hegelian dialectics. He is talking about Plato’s The Sophist and according ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Compositional Mutations: Nick Land and Libidinal Materialism

15 Jul , 2017  

With the  libidinal reformulation of being as composition ‘one acquires degrees of being, one loses  that which  has being’. – Nick Land, A Thirst for Annihilation Tracing Nietzsche’s libidinal energetics Nick Land would see four major thrusts: 1) a concerted questioning of the logicomathematical conception of the same, equal,  or ...

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PhiloFiction

From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

21 Jun , 2017  

[This is a really rough outline/introductory sketch for the third chapter of my dissertation, which takes up the relationship between the persisting residual eurocentrism in specific interpretations of D&G’s political project, and how D&G themselves constructed a framework by which to eradicate its lasting traces in both thinking and revolutionary ...

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PhiloFiction

One, Two, Three, Four

7 Jun , 2017  

What are the most philosophically important numbers? Heidegger evokes the fourfold; Deleuze and Guattari a thousand (but it could have been more). For Badiou, the multiple plays its role, as does infinity. For Hegel the triad and the operation of the negative. For Irigaray it is sometimes two, and sometimes ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattari: ‘Stop the World!’

31 Mai , 2017  

One of the things of profound interest in Castaneda’s books, under the influence of drugs, or other things, and of a change of atmosphere, is precisely that they show how the Indian manages to combat the mechanisms of interpretation and instill in the disciple a presignifying semiotic, or even an ...

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PhiloFiction

The Swervers vs. the F*ck-Annies

23 Mai , 2017  

Recently the Center for 21st Century Studies in Milwaukee staged a conference with the enticing title “The Big No.” I wasn’t at the conference, but know a few people who were, and I watched a couple of the talks online. Among other things, the conference was notable for bringing both ...

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PhiloFiction

Afghanistans Dialektik der Aufklärung

18 Mai , 2017  

zu Teil 1 Während der schwedische Soziologe Göran Therborn vor 400 Studierenden der Marifat Highschool über die „Killing Fields of Inequality“ spricht und nach seinem Vortrag wieder eine nicht endende Reihe von Fragen beantwortet, sitzen wir in einem russischen Propellerflugzeug. Unser Ziel ist die Stadt Bamyan, in einem weiten, von ...

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PhiloFiction

The Seduction of the Real

17 Mai , 2017  

“…images precede the Real.” —Jean Baudrillard Child of Kant, and of all those for whom the Real is illusion and delusion, delirium and the panic ridden world of impulse and evil, Baudrillard would return us to that ancient world of Pyrrho and Gnosticism, skepticism and dualism. As he’d say ...

PhiloFiction

The Swervers

7 Mai , 2017  

A key issue from my recently concluded seminar on the non-human was how to characterize contemporary theory. Previously I’ve discussed materialism, as well as the distinction between the ethical and political, and also the curious cocktail of pragmatism, empiricism, and realism that seems to dominate so much writing today. But ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

Not Dark Enough

1 Mai , 2017  

Aesthetics is a recurring theme in Laruelle’s work. He has written two short books on photography and has several essays on art and related topics, including texts on color, light, seeing, drawing, dance, music, and technology. But what is technology, and what is technology’s relation to art? Laruelle’s position on ...

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Biopolitics, documentation, EconoFiction, GenericScience, Gosse, Groschenroman, Lexicon, Mashines, Necropolitics, NonMusic, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Darth Vader on piano playing crackno @ivi in 2013, April

29 Apr , 2017  

April 2013: Darth Vader proudly presents her first unpluged piano track @IVI-club (squatted since 2003). The performance was crossed by oldschool-techno-freaks (copyriot honx) with Roland TR-505 and TB-303. By hacking in the PA, they got a technoid hegemony over the sound-architecture in the space. Listen to Darth Vader on piano ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

Contemporary Art: ‚Art Contemporary with Itself ‚

27 Apr , 2017  

The adventure of modern art is over. Contemporary art is contemporary only with itself. It no longer knows any transcendence either towards past or future; its only reality is that of its operation in real time and its confusion with that reality. Nothing now distinguishes it from the technical, promotional, ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattaris Diagramm

25 Apr , 2017  

Das Wort »Dia-graphein« verwies in der Antike auf die Einschreibung einer Linie, und zwar in geometrische Tabellen, Listen, Notenschriften etc. Mit Hilfe von Linien wurden nicht nur Pläne und Figuren entworfen, sondern es kam auch zu vielfältigen Markierungen und sogar zu Durchstreichungen, die dann die Stabilität des jeweiligen Diagramms in ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Zur Ökologie der Existenz / Leseprobe

19 Apr , 2017  

Band 73: Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt ISBN: 978-3-944233-75-8 Terror und Gegenterror erschüttern die Gegenwart. Sie entspringen den Krisen der Epoche, die sich in der Krise der Geschichte verdichten. Ihren weitesten Horizont umreißt die ökologische Krise, mit der unsere Welt unbewohnbar wie der Mond zu werden ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Laruelle und der Marxismus

6 Apr , 2017  

Der Nicht-Marxismus deutet für Laruelle eine Theorie mit n-unilateralen Seiten an, d. h., jede dieser Seiten ist in der letzten Instanz in Bezug auf das Reale zu setzen, sodass man endlich damit aufhören sollte, den Marxismus bilateral oder dialektisch oder gar topologisch zu begründen. Das universelle Denken der Nicht-Standard-Philosophie und ...

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PhiloFiction

Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt / Leseprobe

31 Mrz , 2017  

Band 73: Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt ISBN: 978-3-944233-75-8 Terror und Gegenterror erschüttern die Gegenwart. Sie entspringen den Krisen der Epoche, die sich in der Krise der Geschichte verdichten. Ihren weitesten Horizont umreißt die ökologische Krise, mit der unsere Welt unbewohnbar wie der Mond zu werden ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

An Afterword On The Politics of Escape

22 Mrz , 2017  

Afterword of the german edition of Dark Deleuze published by Laika   History, for the most part, has been made by the nameless and the faceless. It has been made by slaves, workers, housewives, sex workers, day and migrant laborers, and everyone else who, through no fault of their own, ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Ein Althusser-Lexikon

7 Mrz , 2017  

[Der folgende Text wurde ursprünglich anläßlich der italienischen Übersetzung der späten Schriften Louis Althussers über den „aleatorischen Materialismus“ verfaßt, die als Sul materialismo aleatorio, herausgegeben von V. Morfino und L. Pinzolo (Mailand: Unicopoli, 2000), veröffentlicht wurden. Strukturiert als ein „Lexikon“, enthält er eine große Anzahl längerer Zitate aus Althussers späten ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

Human Clay, Hardened Clay, Ordinary Stones english/german

3 Mrz , 2017  

In many respects, it would make sense to read Andrzej Steinbach’s series “Ordinary Stones” in continuity with his last work, “Figur I, Figur II”1. The works bear similarities, perhaps even obvious ones, but approaching this work via analogy would mean ignoring a key element of Steinbach’s artistic practice: the production ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

We do not know what a (cinematic) body can do: Reconsidering Deleuze’s and Patton’s reception of Godard in the Age of Control Societies

23 Feb , 2017  

The aim of this essay is to interrogate the relationship between Deleuze’s concepts of Idea, creativity, and control societies, alongside its interpretation by Paul Patton and Godard’s efficacy at giving these concepts their proper audio-visual form in cinema. By means of Godard’s Alphaville, we will demonstrate how Deleuze’s understanding ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

HKRB Interviews: Andrew Culp

6 Feb , 2017  

Alfie Bown: Your book is just 77 pages long but your project and its scope is huge. Your aim has been to recover Deleuze from those who saw him as the philosopher of “joyous affirmation” and who experienced his work (without perhaps always admitting it) as vitalist, life-affirming and even ...

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PhiloFiction

David Foster Wallaces Unendlicher Spaß. Die berauschende Schönheit der Leere.

24 Jan , 2017  

Wer in einer Verschließung bzw. Einschließung lebt, verzehrt den Vorrat und schmarotzt an dem, was die Schließung des Systems rechtfertigt. Es ist der fröhliche Parasit, der das System schließt und für den es geschlossen wird. Nun ist für Erdedy das Anlegen sowie der Verzehr der Vorräte längst kein Spaß mehr, ...

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PhiloFiction

Europa als Kontinent der Entgrenzung Nietzsches kühne Zukunftsvision – ein Konzept für die Gegenwart

18 Jan , 2017  

In wohl keinem anderen Aspekt ist Nietzsches Denken so aktuell wie in seiner Konzeption von Europa. Immer wieder kommt er in seinen Schriften auf die Frage zurück, was einen „guten Europäer“ eigentlich ausmacht. Seine Antwort dürfte viele überraschen und widerspricht Versuchen, Nietzsche als Stichwortgeber der Rechten zu betrachten: Der „gute ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Kodwo Eshun, Gilles Deleuze, & Thinking the Reality of Time

17 Jan , 2017  

  To be more precise, science fiction is neither forward-looking nor utopian.  Rather, in William Gibson’s phrase, science fiction is a means through  which to preprogram the present […] Science fiction operates through  the power of falsification, the drive to rewrite reality, and the will to  deny plausibility, while the ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

The Last Instance

8 Jan , 2017  

Our uchromia: to learn to think from the point of view of Black as what determines color in the last instance rather than what limits it.” Our uchromia, our non-chromia or non-color — what does Laruelle mean by this? As Laruelle would say, color always has a position. Color ...

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PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus.Finance. Maschinen.Dividuum/Das Eine/Reale (Leseprobe)

5 Jan , 2017  

Leseprobe: Dokument0 Laika Theorie Band 70: Achim Szepanski: Der Non-Marxismus – Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum ISBN:978-3-944233-69-7 Preis:38 € 558 Seiten ...

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PhiloFiction

ON THE BLACK UNIVERSE. In the Human Foundations of Color

24 Nov , 2016  

In the beginning there is Black – man and Universe, rather than philosopher and World. pdf here ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Acceleration, Revolution and Money in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus

11 Nov , 2016  

The essay moves from the conceptual place where the „philosophical plane faces the chaos“ (Deleuze-Guattari/1991).  From a deep distance trapped in the past and the discretion of the dawn, a different thought and a different culture (re)emerge. The book presents a new Deleuze, more accelerationist than Srnicek and Williams, more ...

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PhiloFiction

The Pre-Socratic Brotherhood

6 Nov , 2016  

The tale of the circle, the dot, and the arrow — a moral tale — tells the story of a dominant way of thinking about people in the world. The most common preconceptions about epistemology and ontology are contained in the narrative, both what it means to have knowledge and ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Badious „Black“. Die Brillianz einer Nicht-Farbe. (1)

31 Okt , 2016  

In der Tat hat Badious neues Buch Black. The Brilliance of a non-color, das 21 Aphorismen zum „Thema“ Schwarz enthält, etwas von der persönlichen Philosophie eines Maurice Blanchot. Während aber Blanchot vom schwarzen Licht spricht, das – paradox genug – gleich einer Nacht ist, die von unten kommt, oder ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Processing/Lampreys —Photo-Fiction as Digital Parasite Aesthetics

27 Okt , 2016  

From ‘Photo of Lamprey’ to ‘Photo-Fictional Lamprey’ ‘The lamprey’ is the name given to any fish of the order Petromyzontiformes. It is most commonly known as a parasitic, jawless fish that latches its fanged mouth onto other fish in order to suck the blood of its host. A google search ...

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PhiloFiction

The Repetition of Generic Gnostic Matrices

25 Okt , 2016  

(Edited version of paper presented at the Deleuze Studies Conference in Rome, July 2016.) 1.1 From ‘What is Philosophy’ to ‘Where is Non-Philosophy’? While Deleuze and Guattari’s What Is Philosophy? begins and explores the question of its title, charting the planes and operations of philosophy, science and art, the last ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum (Leseprobe)

20 Okt , 2016  

Der Non-Marxismus ist der erste Text in deutscher Sprache, der es unternimmt, François Laruelles Konzeption des Non-Marxismus im Licht seiner Non-Standard-Philosophie darzustellen. Es ist Laruelles Ziel, die philosophische Komponente des Marxismus so zu reduzieren, dass aus dem Zirkel eines auf sich selbst bezogenen Marxismus ausgebrochen werden kann, um zu einer ...

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Biopolitics, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Adorno`s Anthropology

17 Okt , 2016  

Anniversary commemorations are ambivalent events, particularly when they celebrate philosophers. Such commemorations focus on a life’s work and occasionally contribute to its elucidation. However, they frequently do violence to those they intend to honor, by emphasizing primarily those aspects of a thinker’s work which make him acceptable to the spirit ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Laruelle and Art

10 Okt , 2016  

In the early 1990s François Laruelle wrote an essay on James Turrell, the American artist known for his use of light and space.1 While it briefly mentions Turrell’s Roden Crater and is cognizant of his other work, the essay focuses on a series of twenty aquatint etchings made by Turrell ...

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Lexicon, Necropolitics, PhiloFiction

Fredric Jameson – Utopia, Dystopia, and the Myth of Neoliberalism

28 Sep , 2016  

MAN is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. -Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract It is easier, someone once said, to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism: and with that the idea of a revolution overthrowing capitalism seems to have vanished. -Fredric Jameson,  ...

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EconoFiction, Gosse, Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Foraminifederalogie contra Non-Ökonomie. Teil 1: Zwangsarbeit, Nontologie und das Transzendentale

27 Sep , 2016  

Facebook Diskussion zwischen Anna Newspeak und Achim Szepanski Anna Newspeak: Vielleicht ist es gerade nontologisch, nicht zu schreiben, da das Nicht-Schreiben am nähsten der Bewegung des Nichts ist. Es bleibt daran zu erinnern, das Derrida zwar großartig die Differenz von Stimme und Schrift zuungunsten der Schrift verfolgt hat, aber heute ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

My Big Short. Ein Stück über den Weltkulturkapitalfinanzmarkt. Oder: Was ist eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit? Aporien und Problematiken eines nachbourdieuischen Zeitalters.

26 Sep , 2016  

  Die folgenden Erwägungen erheben nicht einmal ansatzweise Anspruch auf eine wie auch immer erschöpfende Behandlung des Themas kultureller Finanzmärkte. Sie wollen stattdessen mit einer gewissen Gnaden- wie Hilflosigkeit zeigen, dass sämtliche sozioökonomischen wie -anökonomischen Formen von der Warenform über die Wertpapierform und die Finanzmarktform bis hin zu sämtlichen Formen ...

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PhiloFiction

Schwarz

13 Sep , 2016  

Laruelle spricht häufig vom schwarzen Universum und davon, dass die Philosophie nicht dunkel genug sei. Aber was ist schwarz? Ist schwarz eine Farbe und wenn ja, können wir sie sehen? Reza Negarestani hat in seinem Buch Cyclonopedia einen Mix aus Theorie und Fiction geliefert, wobei er die Erde als eine ...

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PhiloFiction

The strong of the future. Nietzsche’s accelerationist fragment in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus

13 Sep , 2016  

Despite the passing of time there are fragments of thought that acquire a life of their own and hit the headlines of philosophical and cultural journals with regards to their evaluation and interpretation. Among the most famous ones is the Fragment on Machines by Karl Marx. More recently another «fragment» ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Élie Ayache’s The Medium of Contingency – A Review

6 Sep , 2016  

Conclusion To understand the statement “Time is money”, who should we ask: a taxi driver, who has lived and breathed its truth every day, or some greasy graduate student who has read lots and lots of Deleuze? Like it or not, Ayache is our taxi driver, and the difference ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

MARXISM AND MONEY IN DELEUZE AND GUATTARI’S CAPITALISM AND SCHIZOPRHENIA : ON THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE THEORIES OF SUZANNE DE BRUNHOFF AND BERNARD SCHMITT

4 Sep , 2016  

… We are thus left with at least three ways of understanding the economics of Capitalism and Schizophrenia . One appears most clearly in Anti-Oedipus, and is based on the ideas of Brunhoff. The second only emerges in A Thousand Plateaus , and is founded on the ideas of Schmitt. ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines, PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus. Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum

2 Sep , 2016  

Der Non-Marxismus ist der erste Text in deutscher Sprache, der es unternimmt, François Laruelles Konzeption des Non- Marxismus im Licht seiner Non-Standard-Philosophie darzustellen. Es ist Laruelles Ziel, die philosophische Komponente des Marxismus so zu reduzieren, dass aus dem Zirkel eines auf sich selbst bezogenen Marxismus ausgebrochen werden kann, um zu ...

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PhiloFiction

Aliens, Monsters, and Revolution in the Dark Deleuze

27 Aug , 2016  

This is the longer version of a blog post I initially wrote for the University of Minnesota Press. You can find the shorter version on their blog here. French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is usually characterized as a thinker of positivity. Consider two of his major contributions: the rhizome as an ...

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documentation, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

A Letter from Louis Althusser on Gramsci’s Thought

23 Aug , 2016  

A Letter on Gramsci’s Thought
Rinascita, 15 March 1968
Translated from Italian by Warren Montag
On December 1, 1967, Comrade Rino Dal Sasso published a response to a chapter from Louis Althusser’s Reading Capital that appeared in the journal Trimestre (Pescara). Althusser responded to Dal Sasso in a letter ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Register zu Deleuze/Guattari: Anti-Ödipus

21 Aug , 2016  

1. Register zu einigen Namen (nach Eckhard Hammel) Adler, Alfred (/Cartry, Michel) (Psy) 166 201 205f 428 459
Althusser, Louis/Balibar, Etienne (Ideologie) 289 319 395 448
Amin, Samir 297f 308
Anzieu, Didier 387 393
Aristoteles 108 339
Arman 42
Artaud, Antonin (KoO, Schizo) 9 14f 28 61 110 158 161 ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Is Materialism a Type of Idealism?

19 Aug , 2016  

I’ve already posted on Jameson’s materialism and his theory of interpretation in light of today’s new materialism and the larger ontological turn in contemporary theory. Much of the new materialism tends to elevate empirical, descriptive, even pragmatic approaches in its quest to unlock material reality, while denigrating hermeneutic pursuits as ...

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