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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Lexicon, NonMusic, PhiloFiction

A sequence of non-musicological praxis corresponding to phases of Non-musicology:

7 Dez , 2015  

A sequence of non-musicological praxis corresponding to phases of Non-musicology:

Marked by a rebellious apprenticeship in experimental music, the first period of non-musicological praxis is not thoroughly non-musical. Throughout Musicology ?, terribly uncreative secondary works of experimental music were composed.

The unexpected discovery of ‘The Principle of Musical Sufficiency’ occurred ...

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PhiloFiction

“is it possible not to love žižek?” on slavoj žižek’s missed encounter with deleuze

12 Nov , 2015  

[Slavoj Žižek: Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences (New York: Routledge, 2003)]

The following text can be read fast-forward or in slow-motion. The fast-forward version provides the main argument, the slow-motion version provides the argument plus more detailed commentaries.

We have come to love Slavoj Žižek for his extremely ...

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PhiloFiction

NOTES ON DELEUZE’S “LETTER TO A SEVERE CRITIC” (2): against Laruelle

6 Nov , 2015  

François Laruelle’s explicit critique of Deleuze was published in French in 1995, in the same year as his THEORIE DES ETRANGERS, which is the book that Laruelle tells us inaugurates the third phase of his research, “Philosophy III”, where he has supposedly abandonned the scientism that vitiates much of his ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

François Laruelle: Future Struggle, Gnosis, and the last-Humaneity

27 Okt , 2015  

As that non-philosopher François Laruelle recently said “It is necessary to welcome a certain return of gnosis against philosophy, institutional and academic conformism (amongst other things), but we have to ask ourselves, how do we finally make room for it when it has been condemned to an eternal rebellion. Is ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Assessing the Legacy of That Thing That Happened After Poststructuralism

7 Sep , 2015  

Now that the SR/OOO wave has crested, crashed, and receded, we can start to evaluate it with the advantage of perspective. I won’t attempt to offer an autopsy here, but I do want to address a few points and then offer a prediction for the future. I’ll refer to some

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

QUANTUM COLLISIONS Comments on the first introduction to François Laruelle’s NON-STANDARD

29 Aug , 2015  

1) ENTER THE MATRIX

“You are entering a zone of “non-philosophy”… For you the philosopher it is a knowledge-collider, for you the physicist it is a conceptual maze – you are in the Matrix” (first sentence, PHILOSOPHIE NON-STANDARD, 7, my translation). The “Matrix” is Laruelle’s name for what Deleuze and ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Laruelle und die Non-Philosophie

9 Aug , 2015  

Das Reale und das Eine

Für François Laruelle ist die Philosophie definitiv das älteste Vorurteil. Natürlich haben die Philosophen etwas ganz anderes im Blick, wenn sie sich immer wieder die Frage »Was ist Philosophie?« stellen; oft genug wollen sie sich mit der Beantwortung dieser Frage erneut dem Ursprung des Denkens ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

On Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics

3 Aug , 2015  

The cultural philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s birthday is on July 27th and I thought it might be worthwhile to review his very first text, one that is relatively unknown to the general public. Many in the art world are familiar at least with ideas from his seminal 1981 book Simulacra and ...

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PhiloFiction

No

7 Jul , 2015  

I have learned to avoid getting involved in activity out of a feeling of having to do something. There is a dictatorship of politics that tries to make everyone conform to a collective will. I don’t much like that. If things develop I will get involved, but I will not ...

GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Was heißt Determination-in-der-letzten-Instanz? (20 Punkte)

27 Jun , 2015  

1) Für Laruelle kreist die Philosophie immer um Dualitäten oder Differenzen, Sein-Anderer, Theorie-Praxis, ontisch-ontologisch etc.

2) Laruelle verlässt dieses Terrain, um seine Denkkraft ganz in die Lösungen des Problems des Einen zu investieren, oder genauer als ein irreversibles Denken in-Einem oder gemäß-dem-Einen zu entwickeln, das dem Einen folgt.

3) Wenn ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Laruelles verrückte Syntax

25 Apr , 2015  

Vielleicht ist es François Laruelle, der in heutigen Zeiten den originellsten und den exzentrischsten Flavour im Marxismus besitzt. “Introduction to Non-Marxism” (Univocal, 2015) ist die Übersetzung eines vor fünfzehn Jahren geschriebenen Buches, das ein ziemlich eindrucksvolles neues Kapitel im Anhang enthält. Die Welt scheint nun endlich für ihn bereit zu ...

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