PhiloFiction

notes on boredom

20 Sep , 2020  

Nietzsche invents a typology of boredom, in which boredom is initially a positive sign for the life of the scholar, while the ordinary thinker flees from boredom and seeks diversion with his participation in the entertainment machines, fashion, music and art, travel or sports, all the codings or symbolic-communicative conceptions ...

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NonPolitics

Voting for the End of the World

22 Okt , 2018  

Collective nihilism is no better than the lonelier forms of despair.

The revulsion is perhaps a version of the “uncanny valley,” that experience of disturbing familiarity when a simulacrum of a person comes close to impersonating human behavior, so close that its true inhumanity is suddenly illuminated. It’s like that ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

An Enduring Passion for Criminality

22 Feb , 2018  

by Tom Nomad and Gallus Stanig Mag

Revolutionaries always pay their parking tickets”
-William Haver

Introductions

Anarchist discussions of illegalism become confused when it is defined in relief; “if the law is a criminal imposition by the ruling class, criminals are truly revolutionary regardless of their actions” they say.

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Biopolitics

The End of the Monarchy of Sex’: Sexuality and Contemporary Nihilism

2 Aug , 2017  

Abstract:

The hegemonic form of contemporary queer theory is dependent on a model of desire as autonomous and deregulated, derived from post ’68 French theory and particularly the work of Michel Foucault. Such a model is at risk of finding itself in congruence with a deregulated post-Fordist capitalism that recuperates

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Necropolitics

Franco Berardi: The Coming Civil War of the Planet

11 Jan , 2016  

“Mental illness is not the rare malady of an isolated dropout, but the widespread consequence of panic, depression, precariousness, and humiliation: these are the sources of the contemporary global fragmentary war, and they are spreading everywhere, rooted in the legacy of colonialism and in the frenzy of daily competition.
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