Post by: Jose Rosales

Mashines

‘Desire Never Stops Investing History’

4 Dez , 2018  

What is the relationship between machine and structure? What is it that differentiates a line of flight from becoming a pure line of death? Now, however unhelpful as it may seem, a perfectly adequate to answer to these questions would be the difference between the nature of the possible and ...

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PhiloFiction

What is it to Live and Think like Gilles Châtelet?

18 Nov , 2018  

– What is To Live and Think Like Pigs about?

[Châtelet:] It’s a book about the fabrication of individuals who operate a soft censorship on themselves…In them, humanity is reduced to a bubble of rights, not going beyond strict biological functions of the yum-yum-fart type. . .as well as the ...

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NonPolitics

Brief Histories of Invisibility

18 Okt , 2018  

I would like to begin by contrasting Andrew’s project with the following passage from Jacques Rancière’s On the Shores of Politics as a way of grasping the discrepancy between the two aspects of socio-political power. Rancière writes,

“Police intervention in public space is less about interpellating demonstrators than it is ...

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NonPolitics

1968-2018: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose(?)

28 Aug , 2018  

A working (and incomplete) draft of my talk for the ‘’68 & its Double-binds’ conference (University of Kent)

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50 years on and who would have thought that France’s very own Christophe Castaner (Minister for Parliamentary Relations) would be the one to mark the occasion and set the mood. For ...

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PhiloFiction

‘Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines’

11 Jun , 2018  

[What follows is a summary of, and some comments on, Ray Brassier’s talk regarding the final chapter of A Thousand Plateaus. Delivered in London, 2015, at the A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy Workshop]

At the very least one can confidently say that the reputation of A Thousand Plateaus precedes itself.

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NonPolitics

Au Revoir Aux Enfants… de Mai! (Abstract)

5 Jun , 2018  

In the December of 1968, Maurice Blanchot issued a warning that was to be repeated in the years to come: “May, a revolution by idea, desire, and imagination, risks becoming a purely ideal and imaginary event if this revolution does not…yield to new organization and strategies.”[1] And ...

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NonPolitics

Strike Till Retirement (notes on Precarias a la Deriva’s ‘A Very Careful Strike’)

24 Mai , 2018  

[Note on the translators introduction: Crucial for our understanding of the particular fusion of political activity with knowledge production that comes out of Precarias a la Deriva is their novel use of the Situationist derive. As they note in ‘First Stutterings of Precarias a la Deriva,’ “In our particular version,

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PhiloFiction

Notes on Ciccariello-Maher’s ‘So Much the Worse for Whites’

18 Mai , 2018  

If the face is in fact Christ, in other words, your average ordinary White Man, then the first deviances, the first divergence-types, are racial: yellow man, black man, men in the second or third category…They must be Christianized, in other words, facialized. European racism as the white man’s claim…operates by

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PhiloFiction

Notes on Christian Jambet & the Question of the One

17 Mai , 2018  

If there is one conviction shared by the majority of contemporary philosophers, this is it: the one is not [l’un n’est pas]. . .Once affirmed, this conviction converts smoothly into various systems of thought, until either every attestation of the real is renounced, or at least until the real is ...

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NonPolitics

The Girl With the Bomb, The Guardian of Dynamite: Notes on the politics of becoming-woman

30 Nov , 2017  

The Girl With the Bomb, The Guardian of Dynamite: Notes on the politics of becoming-woman

 

[Excerpt from a piece on D&G, gender, struggle, and communism as the real movement that abolishes itself and the present state of things]

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PhiloFiction

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

6 Nov , 2017  

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key ...

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Biopolitics

What would it mean to love as a Communist? To love as a comrade?

6 Okt , 2017  

 

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This is a modified excerpt from a forthcoming publication of a roundtable discussion with Jules Joanne Gleeson, Andrew Culp, and myself. The full transcript will be able to be found in the forthcoming issue of 
Identities Journal.
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Q. What opportunities does Marxist Feminism offer us for a

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