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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