Post by: Achim Szepanski

EconoFiction

Bichler/Nitzans “Capital of Power”

22 Jan , 2020  

At first glance, it seems that Deleuze’s concept of structure involves a complex form of the so-called creorder, a term that appears at the forefront of the methodological findings of the economists Bichler/Nitzan. (Cf. Bichler/Nitzan 2009) If the structure is updated in each of its moments in processes, then Bichler/Nitzan ...

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EconoFiction

The law of the tendentious fall of the general rate of profit in capital Bd.3

20 Jan , 2020  

In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, in presenting the law of the tendentious case of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things, in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit ...

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EconoFiction

The concept of capital at Deleuze/Guattari or the anarchy of machines

19 Jan , 2020  

The flow of subjective labor and the flow of objective capital. At the point in time, more precisely, in the passage of time (which has extended over longer historical periods), in which per se contingent encounters (those of the flows of money capital and labour) have “taken hold” (Althusser), as ...

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NonMusic

Kunst und Dervivat. Die Performance des Neuen

18 Jan , 2020  

Vortrag, gehalten an der HBK Saar

Kurze Einführung zum spekulativen Kapital. Wann immer ein professioneller Trader einen Trade beginnt, so versucht er, die involvierten Risiken zu bewerten. Prinzipiell kann man heute drei Strategien des derivativen Handels unterscheiden: Arbitrage, Hedging und Spekulation. Arbitrage intendiert die Realisierung eines möglichst risikolosen Gewinns durch ...

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Marx and the ecstatic labor force

14 Jan , 2020  

Quite in contrast to mechanics, which defines the concept of force as the result of mutually canceling forces in their relationship to each other, Marx also seems to have always been intent, in his critique of political economy, on breaking the beautiful appearance of the balance and stability of the ...

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Elie Ayaches and Suhail Malik’s heterodox concepts of finance: the frenzy of contingency

13 Jan , 2020  

The heterodox positions of Elie Ayache and Suhail Malik on contemporary finance are often perceived in the haze of accelerationism, although not widely discussed. Let us first turn to the prosition of Suhail Malik. For us, the contingent price movements of the underlying assets/underlyings and the likewise contingent derivative pricing ...

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PhiloFiction

Adorno and Laruelle: The non-identical and the real

12 Jan , 2020  

Adorno speaks of the “non-identical being the own identity of the thing against its identifications” (Adorno, Negative Dialectic: 164). The cognition of the non-identical identifies differently from the identifying thinking, it emphasizes to say what something is, while the identifying thinking acts up as representation of the something that now ...

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EconoFiction

Global Governance

11 Jan , 2020  

It is easy to see today that in the course of implementing neo-liberal strategies, the state is being increasingly restricted in its function as the guarantor of social peace and compromise between the classes, while the various modes of operation of the social police are being intensified step by step. ...

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EconoFiction

Globale Governance

8 Jan , 2020  

Es ist heute leicht einzusehen, dass im Zuge der Implementierung neoliberaler Strategien der Staat in seiner Funktion als Gewährleistungsorgan des sozialen Friedens und des Kompromisses zwischen den Klassen immer weiter eingeschränkt wird, während die verschiedenen Funktionsweisen der sozialen Polizei Schritt für Schritt intensiviert werden. Es ist zu berücksichtigen, dass die ...

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NonPolitics

Logic and the Politics of Prevention

8 Jan , 2020  

In general, prevention is immanent to a specific time schedule. If the present future, which refers to what is expected of the future, and the future present, which designates that future that will actually occur, are not congruent, then, if one looks at it economically at first, through the use ...

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Biopolitics

The football syndrome: speculative business

7 Jan , 2020  

1) Soccer, porn and pop are the cultural industries of today.

2) Clubs, players and coaches are now highly speculative financial investments. The Neymar deal with a redemption of 222 million raises world football to a new dimension. One rather does not want to imagine the number nor can one ...

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NonMusic

Mille Plateaux Albums 2020

6 Jan , 2020  

PreSales for Mille Plateaux Albums 2020 on Bandcamp here

MP4 Teruyuki Kurihara. Frozen Dust (digital, vinyl)

“Frozen Dust” is an album unified by the theme of “destruction” and “creation.”

Inspired by the power of nature; we’ve expressed how we humans overcome the magnificent phenomena and impacts nature has on us ...

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PhiloFiction

Black

6 Jan , 2020  

Laruelle often talks about the black universe and that philosophy is not dark enough. But what is black? Is black a colour and if so, can we see it?

Reza Negarestani has provided a mix of theory and fiction in his book Cyclonopedia, where he portrays the earth as a ...

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NonPolitics

Fascism and right Populism

4 Jan , 2020  

In classical fascism, an organization, initially external to the state and strictly hierarchically structured, gained dominance over the state apparatuses through legal seizure of power, only to merge with them in a specific way, thus maintaining the crisis-ridden capitalist system and securing it by force on a new level. Thus, ...

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EconoFiction

Marx` Theory of Value (4)

21 Dez , 2019  

Equivalence and Abstraction

The value forms presented so far contain an asymmetric or polar relation, whereby the property of symmetry and consequently the equivalence relation, which always includes referentiality, can already be established in the simple value form by means of the operation of reversing the respective “equation”. Here the ...

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EconoFiction

Marx`Theory of value (3)

18 Dez , 2019  

  1. general value form

In order to obtain the general value form from the unfolded value form, only the simple operation of reversal is required, which implies that we are dealing virtually with a simultaneous second and third value form. Now commodity A no longer expresses its value (as in the ...

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Marx`Theory of Value (2)

17 Dez , 2019  

  1. simple and unfolded value form

On the one hand, we take a look at the so-called capital-logical reading (which has been widely discussed since the 1968 student movement, especially in Germany, based on Hans-Georg Backhaus as an analysis of value forms, cf. Backhaus 1997/ Elbe 2008) and on the other ...

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Marx’s Theory of Value (1)

16 Dez , 2019  

  1. The problem of the value form

Within the framework of value form analysis, Marx is not concerned with analyzing the exchange relationships of goods, whether as historical or logical, or as historical-logical forms of exchange, since capitalist exchange relationships with their quantified units and relations are already assumed in the ...

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NonPolitics

Axioms/Theorems for a New (Non)-Policy of the Black Block – Becoming Invisible (Deleuze/Guattari) and/or (Non)-Policy (Laruelle)?

12 Dez , 2019  

McKenzie Wark writes in his current contribution to the new text of the Invisible Committee “To Our Friends” that the state has produced the anarchist Black Block as the negative subject of the state itself. If we assume that today capital launches subjectivities as the auto industry launches new collections ...

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PhiloFiction

What is determination in the last instance? (20 points)

9 Dez , 2019  

1) For Laruelle, philosophy always revolves around dualities or differences, being – other, theory – practice, ontic-ontological, etc.

2) Laruelle leaves this terrain to fully invest his thinking power in the solutions of the One’s problem, or more precisely to develop an irreversible thinking in one or according to the ...

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EconoFiction

The Time Modalities of Capital and Postone’s Misinterpretation

7 Dez , 2019  

One should by no means identify the abstract time of capital with a linear and homogeneous order of time, in which, in a continuous flow of time running ahead on the time stream, each time stage simultaneously excludes the other (past – present – future), ergo with a linear time, ...

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NonMusic

Ultrablack of Music – Book & Compilation (Out in March 2020 on Mille Plateaux/Non)

6 Dez , 2019  

Frédéric Neyrat Spectral Composition: on Spectral Music, Drone Metal, and Electronic Music

Achim Szepanski Ultrablack of Music

Holger Schulze Sonic Thanaticism. A Sensology of The Sonic Capital

Algorithmic Committee The Scream and the Sound of the Flesh

Marcus Schmickler&Julian Rohrhuber Politics of Frequency

Stefan Paulus Deterritorializations – Field Recordings, Recipes, ...

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EconoFiction

On the question of real estate Speculation (1)

6 Dez , 2019  

Today, on the one hand, we are seeing rising rents and the infamous gentrification, vertical housing construction and expensive condominiums in the centres of large cities, monstrous large-scale projects and massive urbanization processes in the emerging countries and peripheries, and on the other hand, the increase in urban poverty, vacancies ...

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