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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Biopolitics

Violence at the Borders: Nomadic Solidarity and Non- Status Migrant Resistance

27 Mai , 2018  

Abstract: This paper argues that borders and violence against migrants no longer takes place exclusively at the geographical space between two sovereign territories. Instead border violence today has become much more normalized and diffused into society itself. An entire privatized industry now capitalizes on the cycle of transporting, incarcerating, hiring, ...

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PhiloFiction

Theory Talk: Dark Deleuze

18 Mai , 2018  

…So, for me, I think secrecy is absolutely important. And yes, this goes against certain democracy theories and certain social-democratic approaches to Marx’s politics, but there have been a lot of communists who have operated in secrecy. There are 9th century dissident communists that have been made popular recently, like ...

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Documentation

May ’68 Did Not Take Place

8 Mai , 2018  

In historical phenomena such as the revolution of 1789, the Commune, the revolution of 1917, there is always one part of the event that is irreducible to any social determinism, or to causal chains. Historians are not very fond of this point: they restore causality after the fact. Yet the ...

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Documentation, GenericScience

Cannibal Metaphysics

22 Apr , 2018  

pdf hereeduardo-viveiros-de-castro-cannibal-metaphysics-for-a-poststructural-anthropology From anthropology to philosophy: Introduction to Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Peter Skafish

Can anthropology be philosophy, and if so, how? For philosophers, the matter has been and often remains quite simple: anthropology’s concern with socio-cultural and historical differences might yield analyses that philosophy can put to use (provided ...

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EconoFiction

(Anti)Markets

9 Apr , 2018  

There are many advantages to political decentralization as a structural limitation on government power. Imagine a country the size of the United States, but consisting of only five states. Now imagine the same region containing 500 states. All other things being equal, the second situation is likely to be much ...

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PhiloFiction

Deleuze and the Meanings of Immanence

7 Apr , 2018  

,Paper for ‘After 68’, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, 16 June, 2009.

Is there a single meaning of the term ‘immanence’ in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze? Although the notion of immanence is frequently held to be central to Deleuze’s philosophy, his use of the term can hardly be ...

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PhiloFiction

Dark Deleuze

6 Apr , 2018  

DARK Deleuze rehabilitates the forgotten negativity in the work of Gilles Deleuze.

pdf heredark-d-to-print(2)

or read here

 

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EconoFiction

Brian Massumis “On the Revaluation of Value” (4)

19 Mrz , 2018  

Um den Wert wiederzugewinnen muss man sich jenseits des Regimes der Urteile bewegen und das heißt als erstes ihn von der Quantifizierung entkoppeln, womit er als ethisch, qualitativ und innerweltlich ausgewiesen werden kann. Eine neue Ethik ist relational und ökologisch im weitesten Sinne.

Die Lohnarbeit ist nur ein Beispiel für ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Deleuze, Guattari and May ’68

12 Mrz , 2018  

Paper at the Deleuze Studies conference in Copenhagen.  It is basically a commentary on Deleuze and Guattari’s short paper entitled “May ’68 Did Not Take Place”.  I’ve used the translation of this text found in Two Regimes of Madness, ed. David Lapoujade, trans. Ames Hodges and Mike Taormina (Semiotext(e), ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

Cunning War Machines

9 Mrz , 2018  

A speculative proposition: Deleuze and Guattari’s admonitions of caution in relation to absolute deterritorialization and destratification, as detailed in A Thousand Plateaus, is isomorphic to their historical analysis of the war machine’s capture and subordination of the State and the global geopolitical fallout from this movement.

In the plateau

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GenericScience

ON GIVING UP ON THIS WORLD

28 Feb , 2018  

Thomas Dekeyser: I read your book Dark Deleuze as a two-fold intervention: into Deleuzian scholarship and into radical political thought. I would like to first hone in on the former. You suggest the majority of Deleuzian scholarship has been overwhelmed by a ”canon of joy” that “celebrates Deleuze as ...

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Documentation, GenericScience

A Molecular Revolution

27 Feb , 2018  

The third industrial revolution

The breaks between professional life, leisure and education, between private life and public life, the valorisation of serious mindedness, even being self-sacrificing, when it is a question of labour, seem to constitute the very foundations of every society. Despite the evolution of the techniques and modes ...

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NonMusic

The Offshore Economist

1 Feb , 2018  

Offshore How to deal with it: an introduction to all things offshore by the Demystification Comittee

 

pdf here:The_Offshore_Economist

 

Foto: Bernhard Weber ...

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PhiloFiction

Frédéric Neyrats Atopias

24 Jan , 2018  

Neyrat führt den Begriff der Koalition ein, der niemals auf identische Interessen oder Intentionen reduziert werden kann, vielmehr für ihn ein Ensemble von Seienden ist, ein Ensemble der Unsicherheit, das aber die Möglichkeit des Miteinander-Seins nicht ausschließt. Die Subjekte, die sich in Koalition befinden, nennt Neyrat „Trans-jekte“. Gerade als Agens ...

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