NonPolitics

The Eternal Return of Revolt – A conversation with Richard Gilman-Opalsky

9 Jul , 2020  

We sat down with Richard Gilman-Opalsky, author of Specters of Revolt, to talk about a “politics against politics”, the continuity of revolt, and the George Floyd rebellion. * * * * *

Ill Will Editions:  In your work, you have expressed an interest in thinking a “politics ...

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Mashines

About the NON-Technological Use of Machines

8 Jul , 2020  

In the course of the industrial use of electricity, the emergence of new communication and transport technologies and routes (including their partial nationalization), the creeping process of dissolving the classical machinery of the industrial age or at least its integration into new contexts began towards the end of the 19th ...

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PhiloFiction

A Baroque Heresy: Notes on Deleuze and Leibniz on the Concept

29 Jun , 2020  

“The other who is nobody…the a priori Other is defined in each system by its expressive value – in other words, its implicit and enveloping value […] The I and the Self, by contrast, are immediately characterised by functions of development or explication: not only do they experience qualities in ...

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PhiloFiction

“Rebellious postulations”: from Beyond the Power Principle

26 Jun , 2020  

by François Laruelle
translated from the French by Jeremy R. Smith

this piece first appeared in Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism and Translation

A materialist politics of meaning1 [sens]
1. There are at least two means of making a politics of meaning. A dominant means, which proceeds by ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle’s “Badiou and Non-Philosophy: a Parallel”

14 Jun , 2020  

         I. Everything seems to force the opposition between non-philosophy and the philosophy that takes the equation mathematics=ontology as its ontological base. This opposition can be identified on four levels:

            1. The central and guiding theme: on the one hand, a philosophy of the radical Multiple (Badiou=B.); on the ...

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PhiloFiction

Marx in Motion

26 Mai , 2020  

Karl Marx is the most historically foundational and systematic critic of capitalism to date, and the years since the 2008 financial crisis have witnessed a rebirth of his popular appeal. In a world of rising income inequality, right-wing nationalisms, and global climate change, people are again looking to the father ...

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EconoFiction

Capitalisation is debt production sui generis

26 Mai , 2020  

Dieter Schnass writes in the context of the EU’s current aid measures in an article in Wirtschaftswoche that infinite debt is the business basis of the capitalist system: “… Without stimulus from governments and central banks the world economy would be stuck for years “in a deflationary labyrinth”. What is ...

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NonPolitics

‘Inversion is not a strategy’ A Conversation with Jacques Camatte

23 Mai , 2020  

taken from Ill Will

Jacques Camatte was a central figure in the theoretical debates of the Italian communist left in the sixties and seventies, in the wake of the exhaustion of the revolutionary horizon. Camatte has written dozens of essays on the transformation of the logic of capital (Il ...

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PhiloFiction

The Discreet Charm of Coronavirus

22 Mai , 2020  

taken from positions politics

I saw the sun
Born from a great silence
I saw the sun burning towards a great death
I have walked above many deaths and much silence
But I cannot describe the sun
Too late to its waning
Too early to its setting
In a moment ...

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NonPolitics

The War Machine Is Not Your Friend: Notes on Minoritarian Politics

21 Mai , 2020  

/0/. The Most Savage Fruit of Alienation

Despite the revolutionary promise of the nomadic war machines relation to the State, Deleuze and Guattari are quick to note that “…the present situation is highly discouraging. We have watched the war machine grow stronger and stronger…we have seen it assign it as its ...

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NonPolitics

The Anarchy of Beginnings: Notes on the Rhythmicity of Revolt

20 Mai , 2020  

taken from Ill Will.

you will find another interview with the author on Ill Will.

1. The unthought 

Can we think something like a “revolt”? Has revolt been thought? Under what conditions might thought be able, eventually, to grasp what we call a revolt? And then what could a revolt ...

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EconoFiction

A propos capital

16 Mai , 2020  

“The exact development of the concept of capital is necessary, since it is the fundamental concept of modern economics, just as capital itself, whose abstract counterpart (Gegenbild) is its concept, is the foundation of bourgeois society. The sharp formulation of the basic, presuppositions of the relation must bring ...

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