Derivative and difference. On the stratagem of différance in Derrida

15 Jul , 2020  

In the case of derivatives, it is always also a matter of a differentiality that is shifted and shifted in time, whereby one can paraphrase this with Derrida’s stratagem of “différance”, which he presented in his writing Marginalities of Philosophy. (Derrida 1976: 6ff.) For Derrida, the stratagem of différance has ...

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I’ll have to wander all alone – Jacques Derrida on Gilles Deleuze

4 Jul , 2020  

oo much to say, and I don’t have the heart for it today. There is too much to say about what has happened to us here, about what has also happened to me, with the death of Gilles Deleuze, with a death we no doubt feared (knowing him to be ...

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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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Unshrinking the World

11 Feb , 2019  

An interview with sociologist and writer Avery F. Gordon about her book “The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins”

Avery F. Gordon’s “The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins” (2018) is an impressively kaleidoscopic and genre bending book based on Gordon’s more than two decades of research into ...

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Does Difference Have a Type?

5 Okt , 2017  

I just spoke yesterday yesterday at the University of Pennsylvania on the topics of “control societies” and “ontologies of difference,” two themes that have interested me a great deal over the years. In fact I have been so struck by Deleuze’s essay “Postscript on Societies of Control,” a short and


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Régis Debray: Lob der Grenzen

16 Jun , 2016  

Eloge des frontières wurde von Régis Debray 2010 in Tokio als Vortrag gehalten. Debray geht darin weit in die Geschichte der Menschheit zurück, beleuchtet die Bedeutung der Grenze im Spiegel der verschiedenen Weltreligionen sowie säkularen Kulturen und diskutiert ihren Sinn und Zweck.

In der globalisierten Welt richtet er sich gegen ...

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Régis Debray: Lob der Grenzen

3 Jun , 2016  

Das vor kurzem im Laika Verlag erschienene Buch „Lob der Grenzen“ von  Régis Debray basiert auf einem Vortrag, den er auf einer Konferenz gehalten hat, die am 23. Marz 2010 in der“Maison franco-japonaise“ in Tokio stattfand.
Debray folgt in seinem elaborierten Loblied auf die Grenze zunächst einem Paradox:

Jeder soll ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

LARUELLE AND DELEUZE: from difference to multiplicity

4 Mai , 2016  

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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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Deleuze Guidebook to Synthetic Finance (incomplete)/Reading Difference & Repetition as heterodox political economy

27 Jan , 2016  

§ introduction to the Deleuzian registers and their epistemological correlates: actuality –infinite comprehension, potentiality –finite comprehension, and virtuality –indefinite comprehension 

(‘Let us pose a question quid juris [which law applies]:…)

Deleuze inaugurates this portion of the Introduction by explicitly relating his earlier consideration of a 2nd contrast (from the perspective ...

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