materialism

Reading Karen Barad’s Interview in New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

“Agential realism is not a manifesto, it does not take for granted that all is or will or can be made manifest. On the contrary, it is a call, a plea, a provocation, a cry, a passionate yearning for an appreciation …

Reading Karen Barad’s Interview in New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

Chapter on Dialectics, Materialism, Change: From Epicurus to Marx via Aristotle

Marx’s reading of Greek atomism informs his uncompromisingly materialist stance, something we will inspect more closely further on in the chapter. At this point, suffice it to say that the contradiction that underpins Epicurean atomism, according to young Marx, is …

Chapter on Dialectics, Materialism, Change: From Epicurus to Marx via Aristotle

Reading Karen Barad’s Interview in New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

“Agential realism is not a manifesto, it does not take for granted that all is or will or can be made manifest. On the contrary, it is a call, a plea, a provocation, a cry, a passionate yearning for an appreciation …

Reading Karen Barad’s Interview in New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

“Rebellious postulations”: from Beyond the Power Principle

by François Laruelletranslated 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. …

“Rebellious postulations”: from Beyond the Power Principle

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of …

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

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