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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lost+found, NonPolitics

Tiqqun on speed and strategy

17 Jun , 2017  

People have often insisted — T.E. Lawrence is no exception — on the kinetic dimensions of politics and war as a strategic counterpoint to a quantitative concept of relations of force. That’s the typical guerrilla perspective as opposed to the traditional perspective. It’s been said that if it can’t be ...

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Necropolitics

Slime ethics: Lovecraft and becoming-alien

16 Jun , 2017  

In recent years H.P. Lovecraft gathered a lot of interest from modern philosophers, most  visibly in the writings of Graham Harman and other speculative realists like Reza Negarestani or Eugene Thacker. His writings were also, perhaps unexpectedly, taken up by queer and feminist theorists like Patricia MacCormack or Donna Haraway. ...

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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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GenericScience

Pataphor in Mechanism Design

3 Jun , 2017  

By contrast to Spinoza’s One-All, Laruelle’s notion of the One-in-One is a radical immanence (not ineffable, but ‘infinitely effable’), prior to difference and ontology, that determines all qualities in the last instance. By fiat, the One-in-One (A) has no ontology, so it can’t exist in the same ontology ...

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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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GenericScience

Notiz zur Quantenphysik

8 Mai , 2017  

Die Quantenphysik wurde im Jahr 1900 mit Max Plancks Entdeckung eingeführt, die zeigte, dass elektromagnetische Strahlung (Radiation) wie das Licht (hochfrequente elektromagnetische Wellen), von der bis dahin angenommen wurde, dass es sich rein um kontinuierliche wellenähnliche Phänomene handelt, einen diskontinuierlichen Charakter haben kann. Ein weiterer radikaler Schritt wurde später von ...

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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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lost+found, 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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lost+found, 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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NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze / Sound & Vortrag

26 Apr , 2017  

„Der Dunkle Deleuze hat einiges mit dem Schwarzen Laruelle gemein. Es geht darum aus der Perspektive des Schwarzen zu denken, das die Farbe in der letzten Instanz determiniert, jedoch nicht limitiert. Blackness befindet sich jenseits der Ontologie, sie ist keine Absenz des Weißen, keine Negation der Farbe oder einfach nur ...

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Lexicon, lost+found, 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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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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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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