NonPolitics

The virtues of the inexplicable – apropos the yellow vests

19 Feb , 2019  

(This article first appeared on Analyse Opinion Critique and has been translated from french by David Broder and published the Verso Books blog. It is also available in spanish at Lobo Sueulto.)

Explain the gilets jaunes? What are we supposed to explain? Give reasons why things happen that we didn’t expect? ...

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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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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Reading Deleuze and Guattari as Marxist/Spinozists: On Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s State and Politics

7 Jul , 2016  

Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s Politique et État chez Deleuze et Guattari: Essai sur le matérialism historico-machinic has been translated into English as State and Politics: Deleuze and Guattari on Marx. In the past twenty years since I first discovered Deleuze and Guattari I have gone from avidly reading everything that came out ...

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