PhiloFiction

Althusser and the “Problem” in Philosophy

6 Nov , 2019  

Deleuze’s philosophy of virtuality has simply put the non-creationist construction of problems, concepts and their relations before interpretation. Similarly, Althusser has formulated this in several passages of Das Kapital Lesen 1 when he writes that the production of a problem constellation and the concepts unfolding it is to be understood ...

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PhiloFiction

The End of Dialectics

4 Nov , 2019  

There is a continuous insistence in philosophy on the illusion that the problem of the relationship between theory and practice can be thought of in terms of an original disjunction and a possible synthesis (the differential positions remain, but are constantly both traversed or synthesized). The monistic-plural thinking of a ...

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PhiloFiction

What is determination in the last instance? (20 points)

31 Okt , 2019  

) For Laruelle, philosophy always revolves around dualities or differences, being – other, theory – practice, ontic-ontological, etc.

2) Laruelle leaves this terrain to fully invest his thinking power in the solutions of the One’s problem, or more precisely to develop an irreversible thinking in one or according to the ...

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PhiloFiction

FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE – LARUELLE AND RADICAL SCIENCE FICTION

7 Okt , 2019  

This text includes a presentation of TETRALOGOS, the new (2019) book by François Laruelle, followed by an examination of his formula for a «general science fiction» and a proposal to make this formula more generic.

Abstract(1)

some general considerations regarding the amplitude and inventiveness of Laruelle’s research program. (2) static ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle: The One, The Real

14 Sep , 2019  

Laruelle tries to liberate the real and the one – terms he mostly uses as synonyms – from any determination by philosophical being. If the One is not a synonym for being, it cannot be realized in it either. The One should also not be equated with existence, it is ...

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PhiloFiction

Light Manifesto: Non-Philosophy and Meteophilosophy

29 Aug , 2019  

Abstract
Deleuze’s speculative suggestion on the dark precursor is not a
neutral “creative” cooperation with science that his “hybrid”
projects of geophilosophy, schizoanalysis, and so on, were. The
dark precursor is mentioned once in Difference and Repetition as a
notion of a “vaguely scientific” discipline, and there was no broad ...

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PhiloFiction

A Method to the Madness: The Revolutionary Marxist Method of Deleuze and Guattari

26 Aug , 2019  

taken from Stasis

Abstract


In this article, Andrew Culp looks to how Gilles Deleuze and Félix
Guattari flip Marxism on its head. He makes the case by drawing
on Marx’s own distinction between the dialectical mode of
presentation and research-based mode of inquiry that went into
writing Capital, which leads ...

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GenericScience

The Hooks Beneath the Bait / Entrapment and Escape in Althusser and Art

27 Nov , 2018  

Francois Matheron has suggested that the difficulty, if not the impossibility, of providing a comprehensive assessment to the work of Louis Althusser results from the ‘generalized uncertainty’ of an oeuvre constructed in the “dimension of catastrophe” and designed by its author to be “forever destroying itself”. This paper allows itself ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle, Art, and the Scientific Model

24 Nov , 2018  

I want to begin by briefly considering Francois Laruelle’s Non-philosophy project alongside the philosophy of Louis Althusser, in order that some of the consequences for an ‘aesthetics of the generic’ (or what for Laruelle would be a Non-aesthetics) might be made intelligible for artistic practice, and also because it will ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle – Against the Digital (pdf)

21 Nov , 2018  

Channel that great saint of radical blackness, Toussaint Louverture, and return to the Haitian Constitution of 1804, which stated that all citizens will be called black regardless of color. Such blanket totality of black, such cataclysm of human color, renders color invalid and denies the endless dynamics of black-as-white or ...

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PhiloFiction

The Truth According to Hermes: Theorems on the Secret and Communication

19 Nov , 2018  

The secret does not need communication in order to be what it is, to be known and to be an “object” of a rigorous science. But communication needs the secret in order to be what it is. Between the secret and communication there only exist determinative relationships that are unilateral, ...

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Documentation

The Two Marxisms

9 Nov , 2018  

To summarize some of the differences between Critical and Scientific Marxism: Critical Marxism leans toward a perspective in which human decisions can make an important difference, toward a voluntarism in which human courage and determination count, while Scientific Marxism stresses the lawful regularities that inhere in things and set ...

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Mashines

Das transklassisch Maschinelle (G. Anders, H.D. Bahr, F. Neyrat, G. Simondon)

10 Okt , 2018  

Folgt man der Theorie über die technischen Objekte, wie sie der französische Theoretiker Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012) entwickelt hat, und daran anschließend den Aussagen Frédéric Neyrats im Sammelband Die technologische Bedingung (Hörl 2011), so gilt es für die heutigen hyper-technisierten Gesellschaften die je schon gestörte Identität von Natur und Technik ...

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PhiloFiction

Six Theses on the Kinetic Transcendental

17 Sep , 2018  

One.

The transcendental is not a condition of possibility. There is no such thing as a condition of something that is merely possible if there are not already actual things that define the immanent relations of the field to begin with. Transcendental re- lations are therefore extrinsic and not intrinsic.

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Documentation, PhiloFiction

The Deleuze Seminars

9 Sep , 2018  

“Foucault” was a 25-lecture seminar given from October 1985 to May 1986. In these lectures, Deleuze offers his interpretation and analysis of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s work. Examining the theoretical foundations and major themes of Foucault’s philosophy, Deleuze dedicates several lectures to each of what he calls the “three axes” ...

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Mashines

The Intelligence of Capital?

23 Jul , 2018  

The development of the means of labour into machinery is not an accidental moment of capital, but is rather the historical reshaping of the traditional, inherited means of labour into a form adequate to capital. The accumulation of knowledge and of skill, of the general productive forces of the social ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Laruelle und das Wesen der Technik

11 Jul , 2018  

Für Laruelle muss hinsichtlich der Beurteilung der Technikwissenschaften eine erste Unterscheidung vorgenommen werden, nämlich die zwischen Technik und Technologie. Unter Technik versteht Laruelle im weitesten Sinne das von Simondon in seinen Schriften aufgeworfene technische Objekt, das der Wissenschaft zur Analyse dient, während der Begriff der Technologie der Ordnung des Diskurses ...

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PhiloFiction

Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue: “The End Times”

27 Jun , 2018  

Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy

The apocalypse is disappointing.
—Maurice Blanchot, 1964

Another end of the world is possible.
—Anonymous graffiti, 2016

If for Marx, humanity’s species-being was the ability to transform its conditions of existence, now in times of the discursive ‘end of the world,’ the defining impulse of ...

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GenericScience, PhiloFiction

Occupying the Future. Time and Politics in the Era of Clairvoyance Societies

9 Jun , 2018  

… Darkness is the effect of a negative operation, this negation creates a dialectic tension between the future we want and the opposite of this future …

read here

 

Foto: Bernhard Weber ...

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GenericScience, PhiloFiction

Laruelle, die Mythen des und über den Marxismus

4 Jun , 2018  

Marx hat des Öfteren von der zwergenhaften und bornierten Vorstellung des deutschen Kleinbürgers gesprochen. Dies trifft ohne Zweifel auch heute auf die Restbestände deutscher linker Akademiker und ihre Marx-Lektüre zu, wie man anlässlich der diesjährigen Marx-Party wieder feststellen konnte. Da wird schwadroniert, als gäbe es ausländische Marxisten wie etwa Milios, ...

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Documentation, PhiloFiction

THE TWO POLITICS OF NIETZSCHE

6 Mai , 2018  

Laruelle, François. Nietzsche contre Heidegger. Payot: Paris, 1977, p. 9-20.

Translated by Taylor Adkins

1. THE TWO POLITICS OF NIETZSCHE

Thesis 1: Nietzsche is the revolutionary thinker who corresponds to the era of Imperialism in Capitalism, and more specifically to the era of Fascism in Imperialism.

Thesis 2: Nietzsche is, ...

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Documentation, GenericScience

Cannibal Metaphysics

22 Apr , 2018  

pdf hereeduardo-viveiros-de-castro-cannibal-metaphysics-for-a-poststructural-anthropology From anthropology to philosophy: Introduction to Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Peter Skafish

Can anthropology be philosophy, and if so, how? For philosophers, the matter has been and often remains quite simple: anthropology’s concern with socio-cultural and historical differences might yield analyses that philosophy can put to use (provided ...

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Documentation

Der destruktive Charakter

11 Apr , 2018  

Es könnte einem geschehen, daß er, beim Rückblick auf sein Leben, zu der Erkenntnis käme, fast alle tieferen Bindungen, die er in ihm erlitten habe, seien von Menschen ausgegangen, über deren »destruktiven Charakter« alle Leute sich einig waren. Er würde eines Tages, vielleicht zufällig, auf diese Tatsache stoßen, und je ...

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