GenericScience

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

INTRODUCTION TO NON-MARXISM

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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PhiloFiction

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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GenericScience

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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PhiloFiction

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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Necropolitics

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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PhiloFiction

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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GenericScience

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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PhiloFiction

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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GenericScience

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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PhiloFiction

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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documentation, PhiloFiction

Not Dark Enough

1 Mai , 2017  

Aesthetics is a recurring theme in Laruelle’s work. He has written two short books on photography and has several essays on art and related topics, including texts on color, light, seeing, drawing, dance, music, and technology. But what is technology, and what is technology’s relation to art?

Laruelle’s position on

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documentation, PhiloFiction

Contemporary Art: ‘Art Contemporary with Itself ‘

27 Apr , 2017  

The adventure of modern art is over. Contemporary art is contemporary only with itself. It no longer knows any transcendence either towards past or future; its only reality is that of its operation in real time and its confusion with that reality.
Nothing now distinguishes it from the technical, promotional, ...

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Dates, NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze / Sound & Vortrag

26 Apr , 2017  

“Der Dunkle Deleuze hat einiges mit dem Schwarzen Laruelle gemein. Es geht darum aus der Perspektive des Schwarzen zu denken, das die Farbe in der letzten Instanz determiniert, jedoch nicht limitiert. Blackness befindet sich jenseits der Ontologie, sie ist keine Absenz des Weißen, keine Negation der Farbe oder einfach nur ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Ein Althusser-Lexikon

7 Mrz , 2017  

[Der folgende Text wurde ursprünglich anläßlich der italienischen Übersetzung der späten Schriften Louis Althussers über den „aleatorischen Materialismus“ verfaßt, die als Sul materialismo aleatorio, herausgegeben von V. Morfino und L. Pinzolo (Mailand: Unicopoli, 2000), veröffentlicht wurden. Strukturiert als ein „Lexikon“, enthält er eine große Anzahl längerer Zitate aus Althussers späten ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

HKRB Interviews: Andrew Culp

6 Feb , 2017  

Alfie Bown: Your book is just 77 pages long but your project and its scope is huge. Your aim has been to recover Deleuze from those who saw him as the philosopher of “joyous affirmation” and who experienced his work (without perhaps always admitting it) as vitalist, life-affirming and even ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

The Last Instance

8 Jan , 2017  

Our uchromia: to learn to think from the point of view of Black as what determines color in the last instance rather than what limits it.” Our uchromia, our non-chromia or non-color — what does Laruelle mean by this?

As Laruelle would say, color always has a position. Color ...

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PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus.Finance. Maschinen.Dividuum/Das Eine/Reale (Leseprobe)

5 Jan , 2017  

Leseprobe: Dokument0
Laika Theorie
Band 70:
Achim Szepanski: Der Non-Marxismus – Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum
ISBN:978-3-944233-69-7
Preis:38 €
558 Seiten
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NonPolitics

The Big No/Conference

16 Dez , 2016  

What does “no” say? Who and what says “no?”

No’s eruptive force transforms the argumentative landscape. From two-year old children to mature nation-states, the interruptive immediacy of naysaying can occur at surprising and inconvenient moments. The ability to refuse emerges early and maintains its appeal and power. In cultures of ...

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PhiloFiction

ON THE BLACK UNIVERSE. In the Human Foundations of Color

24 Nov , 2016  

In the beginning there is Black – man and Universe, rather than philosopher and World.
pdf here ...

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PhiloFiction

The Pre-Socratic Brotherhood

6 Nov , 2016  

The tale of the circle, the dot, and the arrow — a moral tale — tells the story of a dominant way of thinking about people in the world. The most common preconceptions about epistemology and ontology are contained in the narrative, both what it means to have knowledge and

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PhiloFiction

The Repetition of Generic Gnostic Matrices

25 Okt , 2016  

(Edited version of paper presented at the Deleuze Studies Conference in Rome, July 2016.)

1.1 From ‘What is Philosophy’ to ‘Where is Non-Philosophy’?

While Deleuze and Guattari’s What Is Philosophy? begins and explores the question of its title, charting the planes and operations of philosophy, science and art, the last ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum (Leseprobe)

20 Okt , 2016  

Der Non-Marxismus ist der erste Text in deutscher Sprache, der es unternimmt, François Laruelles Konzeption des Non-Marxismus im Licht seiner Non-Standard-Philosophie darzustellen.

Es ist Laruelles Ziel, die philosophische Komponente des Marxismus so zu reduzieren, dass aus dem Zirkel eines auf sich selbst bezogenen Marxismus ausgebrochen werden kann, um zu einer ...

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Gosse, Necropolitics

Blackness in Zeiten, in denen jeder das Ende der Welt in der Hand haben will.

16 Okt , 2016  

Version 1

Black Dada antwortet mit Grausamkeit. Entwickelt einen Geschmack für die Destruktion. Geschmack an der Destruktion einer Welt, die im Nanosekundenbereich heißgelaufen ist. Einer Welt, die mal wieder ihre Kriege hat. Manche Städte werden von Kampfflugzeugen bombardiert, andere von Kunstmessen angegriffen. Der alternative Künstler schwärmt von rhizomatischen Gärten, der ...

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EconoFiction, Gosse, Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Foraminifederalogie contra Non-Ökonomie. Teil 1: Zwangsarbeit, Nontologie und das Transzendentale

27 Sep , 2016  

[Facebook-Diskussion zwischen Anna Newspeak und Achim Szepanski]

Anna Newspeak: Vielleicht ist es gerade nontologisch, nicht zu schreiben, da das Nicht-Schreiben am nächsten der Bewegung des Nichts ist. Es bleibt daran zu erinnern, das Derrida zwar großartig die Differenz von Stimme und Schrift zuungunsten der Schrift verfolgt hat, aber heute ist ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

My Big Short. Ein Stück über den Weltkulturkapitalfinanzmarkt. Oder: Was ist eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit? Aporien und Problematiken eines nachbourdieuischen Zeitalters.

26 Sep , 2016  

 

Die folgenden Erwägungen erheben nicht einmal ansatzweise Anspruch auf eine wie auch immer erschöpfende Behandlung des Themas kultureller Finanzmärkte. Sie wollen stattdessen mit einer gewissen Gnaden- wie Hilflosigkeit zeigen, dass sämtliche sozioökonomischen wie -anökonomischen Formen von der Warenform über die Wertpapierform und die Finanzmarktform bis hin zu sämtlichen Formen ...

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documentation, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

A Letter from Louis Althusser on Gramsci’s Thought

23 Aug , 2016  

A Letter on Gramsci’s Thought
Rinascita, 15 March 1968
Translated from Italian by Warren Montag
On December 1, 1967, Comrade Rino Dal Sasso published a response to a chapter from Louis Althusser’s Reading Capital that appeared in the journal Trimestre (Pescara). Althusser responded to Dal Sasso in a letter ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Is Materialism a Type of Idealism?

19 Aug , 2016  

I’ve already posted on Jameson’s materialism and his theory of interpretation in light of today’s new materialism and the larger ontological turn in contemporary theory. Much of the new materialism tends to elevate empirical, descriptive, even pragmatic approaches in its quest to unlock material reality, while denigrating hermeneutic pursuits as

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PhiloFiction

Badiou’s Gauntlet

18 Jul , 2016  

Badiou’s Gauntlet, the challenge that Badiou issues to any kind of philosophy, is that the categories are three. No more than three, but also no less than three. Badiou’s Gauntlet is that there are bodies and languages, but also truths.

The challenge permeates all of Badiou’s work. One particularly clear

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PhiloFiction

Desonance

6 Jul , 2016  

Music is an un-differentiated language.

Michel Serresi

Nevertheless, and even more clearly, what general economy defines first is the explosive character of this world, carried to the extreme of explosive tension in the present time.

George Batailleii

A theory is self-destroying, in this logico-objective respect, if its content offends against ...

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EconoFiction

THE END OF DELEUZE IS NOT NIGH

6 Jul , 2016  

It has become fashionable to declare that the age of post-structuralism is at an end, and many a meditation has been proposed on our possibly living in a “post-deleuzian” epoch. Such talk seems to be situating Deleuze in a chronology where citing Deleuze 20 years ago had a certain meaning ...

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PhiloFiction

Ending the World as We Know It: A. Galloway Interview with Andrew Culp

2 Jul , 2016  

Alexander R. Galloway: You have a new book called Dark Deleuze (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). I particularly like the expression “canon of joy” that guides your investigation. Can you explain what canon of joy means and why it makes sense to use it when talking about Deleuze?

Andrew ...

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PhiloFiction

Andrew Culps Dark Deleuze: Anstiftung zum Widerstand

18 Jun , 2016  

In dieser ersten, kurzen Besprechung des Buches „Dark Deleuze“ von Andrew Culp geht es um die Nachzeichnung der wesentlichen Argumente, die in der Einleitung vorgebracht werden. Man könnte nun sagen, Culp bemüht sich um einen Bruch mit der bisher dominanten Deleuze-Rezeption, um die Rehabilitierung eines revolutionären Deleuze oder um eine ...

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Biopolitics, Mashines

FILTH AS NON-TECHNOLOGHY

14 Jun , 2016  

Fig. 1: Illustration for Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-1869). Marco Saccaperni, 2011.

 

I am filthy [Je suis sale]—writes Lautréamont—I am riddled with lice. Hogs, when they look at me, vomit. My skin is encrusted with the scabs and scales of leprosy, and covered with yellowish pus.[i] ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Adorno und Laruelle: Das Nichtidentische und das Reale

13 Jun , 2016  

Adorno spricht davon, dass das „Nichtidentische die eigene Identität der Sache gegen ihre Identifikationen“ (Adorno, Negative Dialektik: 164) sei. Die Erkenntnis des Nichtidentischen identifiziert anders als das identifizierende Denken, sie betont zu sagen, was etwas sei, während das identifizierende Denken sich als Repräsentation des Etwas aufspielt, das nun zum Exemplar ...

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PhiloFiction

Régis Debray: Lob der Grenzen

3 Jun , 2016  

Das vor kurzem im Laika Verlag erschienene Buch „Lob der Grenzen“ von  Régis Debray basiert auf einem Vortrag, den er auf einer Konferenz gehalten hat, die am 23. Marz 2010 in der“Maison franco-japonaise“ in Tokio stattfand.
Debray folgt in seinem elaborierten Loblied auf die Grenze zunächst einem Paradox:

Jeder soll ...

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PhiloFiction

Time’s Carcass: De-Fetishising Toxic Time

1 Jun , 2016  

Time is everything, man is nothing; he is, at the most, time’s carcass. Quality no longer matters.
Marx, The Poverty of Philosophy (1847)1

Corium is the most toxic substance known to humans. It is formed during a nuclear reactor meltdown and is a lava-like substance consisting of nuclear fuel, fission ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

The Bad New: A Maxim and Twelve Theses for the Present Moment

31 Mai , 2016  

25 August. A Brechtian maxim: “Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones.”
Walter Benjamin, Conversations with Brecht

1. Time has been thought on the model of rescuing a “good” time from a “bad” time, of extracting, releasing, finding or constructing a “better” form of time ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Andrew Culp: Dark Deleuze – A Short Summary

28 Mai , 2016  

The way I think through another’s work is to write, to question, to take notes, read parallel works that pop out of my memory, cross-reference notions, ideas, propositions, diagrams, etc., and generally push a thought to its extreme limits. As I’ve been reading Andrew Culp’s work Dark Deleuze, which I ...

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PhiloFiction

We Head for The Horizon and Return With Bloodshot Eyes (Brief Comments on the Plane of Immanence)

16 Mai , 2016  

The question of the status of the plane of immanence has often been interpreted in a positive light. Namely, it is evident to the reader that ‘reaching the plane of immanence’ is portrayed as a virtue of the philosopher insofar as philosophy, understood as the creation of concepts, necessarily relies ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Is Badiou a Digital Philosopher?

13 Mai , 2016  

tl;dr the answer is: 0, 0, 1, 0, and 1. (That’s no, no, yes, no, and yes.)

As with many questions of this nature — where both the vocabulary and the material are subject to interpretation — the answer depends a great deal on how one defines “digital” and how ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

LARUELLE AND DELEUZE: from difference to multiplicity

4 Mai , 2016  

CONTEXT
We are living through a very interesting period in the realm of Continental Philosophy, containing aspects of continuing progress and of intellectual regression. The regression proclaims itself to be a decisive progress beyond the merely negative and critical philosophies of the recent past. Yet the philosophies of Deleuze, Foucault, ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Superpositions

5 Apr , 2016  

(This is the first of two excerpts from my talk at “Superpositions–A Symposium on Laruelle and the Humanities” hosted at the Center for Transformative Media at the New School. Read part two.)

Newcomers to Laruelle often find his work challenging. There is little familiar in Laruelle to serve as anchor,

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Marxism as Anti-Philosophy: An Interview with Dario Cankovic

4 Apr , 2016  

Dario Cankovic is an unhyphenated Marxist without adjectives, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Western Ontario working on the history of analytic philosophy (specifically the Marxist origins of and influences on the Vienna Circle), with a deep interest in science and political economy.

C. Derick Varn: The ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Stichworte zu Alexander Galloways “Laruelle. Against The Digital”

14 Jan , 2016  

14 Thesen von Alexander Galloway gemäß Laruelle:

1) Das mediale Prinzip: Das Reale ist kommunizierbar, und das Kommunizierbare ist real.
2) Für das Standard-Modell der Philosophie ist alles, was gegeben ist, gespalten.
3) In der Non-Standard-Philosophie ist das Eine eine Subtraktion oder eine Virtualisierung.
4) Das Eine hat keine Attribute. ...

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PhiloFiction

GUATTARI “LINES OF FLIGHT”: the hypothesis of modes of semiotisation (1 & 2)

10 Jan , 2016  

Liveblogging reading Felix Guattari’s book LINES OF FLIGHT, translated by Andrew Goffey.

The unconscious, for Guattari, is “structured” like a multiplicity of modes of semiotisation. This hypothesis contains in germ Bruno Latour ‘s multiple modes of existence, which are also modes of semiotisation:

If it was still necessary to talk ...

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NonPolitics

Badiou’s Jurisprudence: The Event of Law and The Law of The Event

4 Jan , 2016  

In a lecture published in the Cardozo Law Review in 2008, Alain Badiou articulates his understanding of Being, Event, and Simulacrum in relationship to Logic and Law. With an incredible power of precision, Badiou reminds his audience of Aristotle’s three main pillars of the process of thought (Identity, non-​contradiction, and ...

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