Post by: Terence Blake

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THE END OF DELEUZE IS NOT NIGH

6 Jul , 2016  

It has become fashionable to declare that the age of post-structuralism is at an end, and many a meditation has been proposed on our possibly living in a “post-deleuzian” epoch. Such talk seems to be situating Deleuze in a chronology where citing Deleuze 20 years ago had a certain meaning ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

LARUELLE AND DELEUZE: from difference to multiplicity

4 Mai , 2016  

CONTEXT
We are living through a very interesting period in the realm of Continental Philosophy, containing aspects of continuing progress and of intellectual regression. The regression proclaims itself to be a decisive progress beyond the merely negative and critical philosophies of the recent past. Yet the philosophies of Deleuze, Foucault, ...

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PhiloFiction

GUATTARI “LINES OF FLIGHT”: the hypothesis of modes of semiotisation (1 & 2)

10 Jan , 2016  

Liveblogging reading Felix Guattari’s book LINES OF FLIGHT, translated by Andrew Goffey.

The unconscious, for Guattari, is “structured” like a multiplicity of modes of semiotisation. This hypothesis contains in germ Bruno Latour ‘s multiple modes of existence, which are also modes of semiotisation:

If it was still necessary to talk ...

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PhiloFiction

NOTES ON DELEUZE’S “LETTER TO A SEVERE CRITIC” (2): against Laruelle

6 Nov , 2015  

François Laruelle’s explicit critique of Deleuze was published in French in 1995, in the same year as his THEORIE DES ETRANGERS, which is the book that Laruelle tells us inaugurates the third phase of his research, “Philosophy III”, where he has supposedly abandonned the scientism that vitiates much of his ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

QUANTUM COLLISIONS Comments on the first introduction to François Laruelle’s NON-STANDARD

29 Aug , 2015  

1) ENTER THE MATRIX

“You are entering a zone of “non-philosophy”… For you the philosopher it is a knowledge-collider, for you the physicist it is a conceptual maze – you are in the Matrix” (first sentence, PHILOSOPHIE NON-STANDARD, 7, my translation). The “Matrix” is Laruelle’s name for what Deleuze and ...

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STIEGLER, “IDEOLOGY”, AND POST-STRUCTURALISM

25 Aug , 2015  

In his book PHARMACOLOGIE DU FRONT NATIONAL (2013) Bernard Stiegler poses an interesting question: Why did post-structuralism cease to make use of the concept of ideology? This is a good question, in that critical discussion of “ideology” did not entirely disappear, as Stiegler seems to think, but explicit use of ...

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PhiloFiction

LARUELLES NON-MARXISMUS: Auf dem Weg zu einem demokratischen Pluralismus des Denkens

30 Apr , 2015  

Gegen jüngste Versuche, Laruelles Stil durch die Hervorhebung seiner innovativen Syntax zu charakterisieren, die ihm angeblich von einer “Syntax des Realen” diktiert wird, muss ich einwenden, dass seine Syntax zumeist ziemlich gewöhnlich und geradeheraus ist. Seine Arbeiten sind wegen der von ihm angewendeten “perversen” [kinky] Semantik schwierig, d.h. wegen seines ...

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