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The Radical Dyad of the Non-Human: Thinking Inequality Beyond Identity as Reification

19 Nov , 2020  

Presentation at the Panel Wither Real Abstraction?, Historical Materialism London Conference – Online 2020

Abstract: Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s epistemology enables a materialist account of the abstractions embodied by the species being of humanity, i.e., the “social relations” that include the questions of individual and collective subjectivation. By recourse to François Laruelle’s ...

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ORAXIOM – A Journal of Non-Philosophy

15 Okt , 2020  

Vol 1 No 1 (2020): The End Times

Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy is an open-access, peer-reviewed international journal focused on non-philosophy. Published annually, Oraxiom seeks non-philosophical scholarship in various fields across the humanities, sciences, and arts, as well as in various forms, including audio-visual, literary, and new media experimentations. ...

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Auto-Position and Being-in-One (Being-According-to-the-One)

24 Sep , 2020  

The highest formal act of the philosophical Decision through which philosophical faith in the real enables the latter to be posited as the Real in an illusory way. It is consequently the real cause of the appearance of philosophy. Auto-position as real of the transcendental Unity proper to philosophy is ...

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Deconstruction and Non-Philosophy

21 Sep , 2020  

In order to determine the characteristics of non-philosophy, we frame it in opposition to an image of an established paradigm: Deconstruction (as suggested by Jean-Luc Nancy in La deconstruction du christianisme).1 We comment on this image, we add to it, we transform it. It is a simple image of Deconstruction, ...

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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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NonMusic

NON – Ultrablack Resistance

30 Apr , 2020  

The formal structures of time collapse, regress to mud, and
space is pushed back and forth until it bends to be trampled by the
pulsations of alien music, while the thinking space becomes seasick:
this is the disruption as it can be experienced when ultrablackness
hits you. When the all-consuming, ...

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In Praise of the Prophylactic

19 Apr , 2020  

Prophylaxis is on everyone’s mind these days. Oh what a reversal from only a few months ago, when the decades long march of promiscuous ontologies seemed unstoppable. Are freedom and mobility unquestionable virtues? Should everything touch everything else? Until recently the answer was an unmitigated YES. The Spinozians spoke of flat ontologies. ...

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Mashines

The Paucity of Digital Theory

11 Apr , 2020  

A provocation: theories of the digital have generated very little digital theory. What do I mean? And why is this the case? First, one must separate the form of digital theory from the kinds of objects it wants to study. Thus a digital theory may make a claim about a digital object. ...

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NonMusic

Ultrablack of Music / Vorwort – Technokulturen, unmenschliche Rhythmusmächte und das Ultra-Schwarz der Nicht- Musik

16 Mrz , 2020  

“Blitze explodieren zwischen verschiedenen Intensitäten, aber ihnen geht ein unsichtbarer, nicht wahrnehmbarer, dunkler Vorbote voraus, der ihren Weg im Voraus determiniert, aber (wie eine Gravur) in umgekehrter Richtung. Ebenso enthält jedes System seinen dunklen Vorboten,
der die Kommunikation der peripheren Serien gewährleistet. Wie wir sehen werden, wird diese Rolle, angesichts ...

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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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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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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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