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The Radical Dyad of the Non-Human: Thinking Inequality Beyond Identity as Reification

19 Nov , 2020  

Presentation at the Panel Wither Real Abstraction?, Historical Materialism London Conference – Online 2020

Abstract: Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s epistemology enables a materialist account of the abstractions embodied by the species being of humanity, i.e., the “social relations” that include the questions of individual and collective subjectivation. By recourse to François Laruelle’s ...

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PhiloFiction

ORAXIOM – A Journal of Non-Philosophy

15 Okt , 2020  

Vol 1 No 1 (2020): The End Times

Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy is an open-access, peer-reviewed international journal focused on non-philosophy. Published annually, Oraxiom seeks non-philosophical scholarship in various fields across the humanities, sciences, and arts, as well as in various forms, including audio-visual, literary, and new media experimentations. ...

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PhiloFiction

Auto-Position and Being-in-One (Being-According-to-the-One)

24 Sep , 2020  

The highest formal act of the philosophical Decision through which philosophical faith in the real enables the latter to be posited as the Real in an illusory way. It is consequently the real cause of the appearance of philosophy. Auto-position as real of the transcendental Unity proper to philosophy is ...

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Deconstruction and Non-Philosophy

21 Sep , 2020  

In order to determine the characteristics of non-philosophy, we frame it in opposition to an image of an established paradigm: Deconstruction (as suggested by Jean-Luc Nancy in La deconstruction du christianisme).1 We comment on this image, we add to it, we transform it. It is a simple image of Deconstruction, ...

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Between Philosophy and Non-Philosophy

20 Sep , 2020  

Rendering Marxism Real and Intelligible 

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 ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Schwanzlutscher (Sog)

4 Sep , 2020  

Sog. Saugen. Ansaugen. … Es bleibt allem Patriarchat zu eigen und deshalb vorzuwerfen, dass es nicht saugt. Dies manifestiert sich in einer generellen Angst vor der Verschlingung eines Loches. Verschlingung des Lochs, Verschlingung durch das Loch, das bereits von einem verschlungenen Loch verschlungen worden sein wird; (zwangs-)arbeiten für das Loch, ...

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PhiloFiction

Non-Marxist Critique of Capital, Philosophy and Patriarchy

3 Sep , 2020  

The physical and the automaton, introducing the radical dyad of the non-human By abandoning the principle of philosophical sufficiency in the analysis of the dialectics between thought and the real, following Laruelle and Marx, we arrive at the determination in the last instance of what philosophy calls the “human.” In ...

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Program

3 Jul , 2020  

F. Laruelle. “Programme.” La Décision philosophique 1 (1987): 5-43.

Program

translated by Taylor Adkins 7/2/20

  1. A science for philosophy

Let’s suppose that we will formulate a project and that it will be necessary to exposit a program, this would be the manifesto: don’t do like philosophers, invent philosophy! Radically change ...

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“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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GenericScience

Luciana Parisi and the problem of the predictability of unpredictability

4 Feb , 2020  

In her book Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi calls on us to distance ourselves from two – still relevant today – metacomputational definitions, according to which a) algorithms are determined as finite quantities, or b) as evolutionary interactive models, the latter being based on sensors, processors and feedback processes. Parisi believes ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

25 Theses at time (of capital)

23 Jan , 2020  

1) Economic quantities can be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier of capital, has the quality of a pure quantity, whereby money is released from current acts of exchange and thus, as a monetary sign, accounts for the time accumulated in the commodity, which in ...

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PhiloFiction

codes of Concrete Spirit

13 Jan , 2020  

14:15
Compressions and fusions in cross-cultural dialogue simulates desert and jungle at the same time.
[Preface]
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“When she finally crawled into bed she felt the presence of the featureless black box in the room, emanating waves of
anticipative anxiety.”
“Body is black box”, it breaks out stunningly quiet.
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