Black Accelerationism

1 Nov , 2017  


If accelerationism has a key idea, it is that it is either impossible or undesirable to resist or negate the development of the commodity economy coupled with technology. Rather, it has to be pushed harder and faster, that it has to change more rather than less.

It is an ...

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Outline of Non-Maoism

31 Okt , 2017  

Axiomatic (non-)positing of the Real – The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.

Philosophical invariant – The Party (and the Party-State) exhibit the auto-positional structure of Philosophy-World-Capital. 

Transcendental science-pragmatics – the non-Maoist non-party as clone of the (Maoist) Party. 

The Party ...

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Der Quanten-Marxismus/ Non-Laruelle (1)

1 Okt , 2017  

Laruelle fordert in seinem Essay Marx with Planck eine marxistische Gnosis und nennt sich selbst infolgedessen keinen Marxisten, sondern einen an der Zukunft orientierten Marxisten, der sich auf der Suche nach einer aleatorischen Teleologie befindet, die keinen Zusammenhang mit dem hat, was die marxistische Philosophie bisher als Maß und Methode ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction


10 Sep , 2017  

Marxism may have “lacked” the Real and tied its fate to the history-world. It may have consequently lacked the theory according-to-the-Real of this history-world. These are not just some “observations,” but a new style of theoretical hypotheses. They assume a “program” as much as they imply that program.
Compared to ...

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Lexicon, Mashines

The Concept of a ‘First Technology’

5 Sep , 2017  

Laruelle, François. “Le concept d’une ‘technologie première’” in Gilbert Simondon: une pensée de l’individituation et la technique. Paris: Albin Michel, 1994. 206-219.

The Concept of a “First Technology”

François Laruelle

A “Unified Theory” of Technics and Technology

In order to define the object of which we speak and to ...

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The Transcendental Computer: A Non-Philosophical Utopia

28 Aug , 2017  

Translated by Taylor Adkins and Chris Eby

The unified theory of thought and computing [calcul][2], a unification in-the-last-identity, is a task facing every encyclopedic mind (Morin, Serres). It is also the theme of the transcendental computer (TC), of a machine that would have a transcendental relation to philosophy ...

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Introduction to Non-Marxism: Determination-in-the-Last-Instance (DLI)

26 Aug , 2017  

Laruelle, Francois. Introduction au non-marxism. PUF: Paris, 2000. 39-55.

translated by Taylor Adkins

Chapter III: Determination-in-the-Last-Instance

First Elucidation of the Determination-in-the-Last-Instance (DLI)

The determination-in-the-last-instance, invented by Marx-Engels for historical Materialism, never received from them a concept adequate enough to simultaneously produce all the theoretical and critical effects within its ...

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From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

21 Jun , 2017  

[This is a really rough outline/introductory sketch for the third chapter of my dissertation, which takes up the relationship between the persisting residual eurocentrism in specific interpretations of D&G’s political project, and how D&G themselves constructed a framework by which to eradicate its lasting traces in both thinking and revolutionary ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Tiqqun on speed and strategy

17 Jun , 2017  

People have often insisted — T.E. Lawrence is no exception — on the kinetic dimensions of politics and war as a strategic counterpoint to a quantitative concept of relations of force. That’s the typical guerrilla perspective as opposed to the traditional perspective. It’s been said that if it can’t be ...

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Slime ethics: Lovecraft and becoming-alien

16 Jun , 2017  

In recent years H.P. Lovecraft gathered a lot of interest from modern philosophers, most  visibly in the writings of Graham Harman and other speculative realists like Reza Negarestani or Eugene Thacker. His writings were also, perhaps unexpectedly, taken up by queer and feminist theorists like Patricia MacCormack or Donna Haraway. ...

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One, Two, Three, Four

7 Jun , 2017  

What are the most philosophically important numbers? Heidegger evokes the fourfold; Deleuze and Guattari a thousand (but it could have been more). For Badiou, the multiple plays its role, as does infinity. For Hegel the triad and the operation of the negative. For Irigaray it is sometimes two, and sometimes


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Pataphor in Mechanism Design

3 Jun , 2017  

By contrast to Spinoza’s One-All, Laruelle’s notion of the One-in-One is a radical immanence (not ineffable, but ‘infinitely effable’), prior to difference and ontology, that determines all qualities in the last instance. By fiat, the One-in-One (A) has no ontology, so it can’t exist in the same ontology ...

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The Swervers vs. the F*ck-Annies

23 Mai , 2017  

Recently the Center for 21st Century Studies in Milwaukee staged a conference with the enticing title “The Big No.” I wasn’t at the conference, but know a few people who were, and I watched a couple of the talks online. Among other things, the conference was notable for bringing both ...

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Notiz zur Quantenphysik

8 Mai , 2017  

Die Quantenphysik wurde im Jahr 1900 mit Max Plancks Entdeckung eingeführt, die zeigte, dass elektromagnetische Strahlung (Radiation) wie das Licht (hochfrequente elektromagnetische Wellen), von der bis dahin angenommen wurde, dass es sich rein um kontinuierliche wellenähnliche Phänomene handelt, einen diskontinuierlichen Charakter haben kann. Ein weiterer radikaler Schritt wurde später von ...

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The Swervers

7 Mai , 2017  

A key issue from my recently concluded seminar on the non-human was how to characterize contemporary theory. Previously I’ve discussed materialism, as well as the distinction between the ethical and political, and also the curious cocktail of pragmatism, empiricism, and realism that seems to dominate so much writing today. But ...

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