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25 Theses at time (of capital)

23 Jan , 2020  

1) Economic quantities can be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier of capital, has the quality of a pure quantity, whereby money is released from current acts of exchange and thus, as a monetary sign, accounts for the time accumulated in the commodity, which in ...

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PhiloFiction

Kinetic Revolution: Understanding the Transversal Reality of the “Philosophy of Movement”

15 Jan , 2020  

 This is roughly where physics is at with what is now called quantum gravity theory in physics. In quantum gravity theory, space and time and all the laws of nature are not, as Einstein thought, a priori features of nature. They are emergent, metastable processes of indeterminate quantum fluctuations of ...

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PhiloFiction

codes of Concrete Spirit

13 Jan , 2020  

14:15
Compressions and fusions in cross-cultural dialogue simulates desert and jungle at the same time.
[Preface]
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“When she finally crawled into bed she felt the presence of the featureless black box in the room, emanating waves of
anticipative anxiety.”
“Body is black box”, it breaks out stunningly quiet.
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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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PhiloFiction

Meillassoux at the Googleplex

9 Jan , 2020  

I’ve been thinking about the old maxim “correlation is not causation.” Skeptics tend to push a strong interpretation of the maxim. The skeptics say significance doesn’t emanate from behavior; the phenomena of the world refuse to furnish their own meaning. Working scientists on the other hand tend to be more ...

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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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PhiloFiction

Some Principles of Geocommunism

1 Jan , 2020  

Nation-states dissolve into a global federation of dense cities counting one toten million and governed by the principle of subsidiarity. Large wilderness areasbetween these cities are left uninhabited, starting with today’s fragile ecosystems.All energy comes from renewables, all waste is recycled. Agriculture is done withinand close to urban areas, manufacturing ...

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PhiloFiction

‘The Mental Diaspora of the Networks’

28 Dez , 2019  

Videos, interactive screens, multimedia, the Internet, Virtual Reality: interactivity threatens us on all sides. What was once separated is everywhere merged. Distance is everywhere abolished: between the sexes, between opposite poles, between the stage and the auditorium, between the protagonists of the action, between the subject and the object, between ...

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PhiloFiction

Introduction: Logos or Abstract Machines? (part 1)

26 Dez , 2019  

Does the unconscious still have something to say to us? We have saddled it with so much that it seems to have resolved to keep silent. For a long time it was believed to be possible to interpret its messages. A whole corporation of specialists worked away at this task. ...

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PhiloFiction

The Breakdown of Capitalist Realism

20 Dez , 2019  

In this intervention, I reflect on Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism as a work better known for its title, as a phrase or slogan, than for the substance of the book. While indicative of the success of Fisher’s diagnosis, one borne out through the experience of capitalist crisis and austerity, I ...

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PhiloFiction

How to Spot an Analog Philosopher

10 Dez , 2019  

How to spot an analog philosopher? First look at his attachments… What does he love the most?

Analog philosophers value life and vitality, and thus have a special affection for nature. They talk about energy and aliveness, but also the same thing in reverse, dissipation and death. The ugliest ugly ...

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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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PhiloFiction

Fatigue with the world, or the political power of exhaustion

5 Dez , 2019  

Andrés Abril – Lobo suelto! (17/10/2019)

Things among things, the Bloom holds itself outside of everything in a forsaking identical to that of our universe. It is alone in all company and naked at all events. It is there that it reposes, in the extenuated ignorance of self, of its ...

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PhiloFiction

WHAT IS NEW MATERIALISM?

20 Nov , 2019  

Thomas Nail.Christopher N Gamble. Joshua Hanan.

This paper argues that there is currently no single definition of new materialism but at least three distinct and partly incompatible trajectories. All three of these trajectories share at least one common theoretical commitment: to problematize the anthropocentric and constructivist orientations of most twentieth-century ...

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PhiloFiction

Althusser and the “Problem” in Philosophy

6 Nov , 2019  

Deleuze’s philosophy of virtuality has simply put the non-creationist construction of problems, concepts and their relations before interpretation. Similarly, Althusser has formulated this in several passages of Das Kapital Lesen 1 when he writes that the production of a problem constellation and the concepts unfolding it is to be understood ...

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How to Spot a Digital Philosopher

6 Nov , 2019  

The expression “Digital Philosophy” has a specific meaning. Recently I’ve tried to expand that meaning to include other thinkers and traditions from throughout history, not just those who claim, improbably, that “the world is a giant computer.” I’m thinking, for instance, of Richard Dedekind’s work on arithmetic, or the Wittgenstein ...

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PhiloFiction

The End of Dialectics

4 Nov , 2019  

There is a continuous insistence in philosophy on the illusion that the problem of the relationship between theory and practice can be thought of in terms of an original disjunction and a possible synthesis (the differential positions remain, but are constantly both traversed or synthesized). The monistic-plural thinking of a ...

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

31 Okt , 2019  

) 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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PhiloFiction

An Ontology of Motion for a Moving World

26 Okt , 2019  

This is such a shock to our geological imagination because our understanding of what the world is  and how it works  (our“ontologies”) have largely considered the Earth as something stable : as the static ground  of being and knowing. The Kinocene should therefore be aloud wake-up call to us that ...

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PhiloFiction

For a New Leftist Policy of Subtraction – Adorno – Dark Deleuze – Laruelle (1)

11 Okt , 2019  

The hegemonically important discourses are currently taking place between neoliberal positions propagating the national market as a location in international competition and thus free trade, mobility for capital and a limited immigration of labour, and between the racist New Right, which fears for the sovereignty of the state and propagates ...

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PhiloFiction

FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE – LARUELLE AND RADICAL SCIENCE FICTION

7 Okt , 2019  

This text includes a presentation of TETRALOGOS, the new (2019) book by François Laruelle, followed by an examination of his formula for a «general science fiction» and a proposal to make this formula more generic.

Abstract(1)

some general considerations regarding the amplitude and inventiveness of Laruelle’s research program. (2) static ...

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PhiloFiction

25 Thesis about Time

30 Sep , 2019  

1) Economic quantities can also be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier for capital, possesses the quality of a pure quantity, with which money is released from current barter exchanges and thus as a monetary sign the time accumulated in the commodity is settled, which ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Laruelle and Capital

25 Sep , 2019  

Each statement of non-Marxism aims at a double methodization, either as axiom or as theorem, the latter remaining entirely related to the Marxist material, which is always different symptomatologies. The specific operations of non-Marxism should also produce new theoretical objects, be they specified circumstances or concepts such as “non-proletariat” or ...

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