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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The Time Modalities of Capital and Postone’s Misinterpretation

7 Dez , 2019  

One should by no means identify the abstract time of capital with a linear and homogeneous order of time, in which, in a continuous flow of time running ahead on the time stream, each time stage simultaneously excludes the other (past – present – future), ergo with a linear time, ...

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25 Thesis about Time

30 Sep , 2019  

1) Economic quantities can also be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier for capital, possesses the quality of a pure quantity, with which money is released from current barter exchanges and thus as a monetary sign the time accumulated in the commodity is settled, which ...

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24/7 Capital

22 Sep , 2019  

The rhythms of life, the ups and downs of nature and everyday life must disappear in this world; for the weakness and inadequacy of human time, its diffuse and intertwined structures”, writes Jonathan Cray, “there is no place left in the present global digital 24-7 system. The 24/7 mode has ...

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Time & History

23 Jul , 2019  

transcript of a talk for the Radical Philosophy Association’s Fall conference ]

I would like to begin with a passage from Giorgio Agamben’s 1978 essay, ‘Time and History: Critique of the Instant and the Continuum,’ since it will serve to orient the remarks that follow:

Every conception of history is ...

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The Time of Crisis

28 Feb , 2019  

This text with images was originally presented at the Historical Materialism New York conference in May of 2011. Given the context, the text does not go into the sort of detail the matter really requires. A longer version is likely destined for an anthology of writings on contemporary tactics, strategy, ...

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Paul Virilio: The Propaganda of a Growing Disaster

18 Sep , 2018  

For Paul Virilio the last remaining defense against the crumbling world economy is to abandon the ship, lift our heads to the sky and join in the exurbanist future of the Ultracity.

In that short book The Futurism of the Instant the technoarchitects of instantaneity will bring us once again ...

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Speculative Finance and the Transformation of the Social

14 Sep , 2018  

Are the temporal dimensions of money, debt and finance important? How and why should social scientists engage with these questions? These are the key lines of inquiry that drive my new book The Time of Money.

For many social scientists the answer to these questions is obvious, especially when ...

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Die Zeitmodalitäten des Kapitals und Postones Fehlinterpretation

21 Mrz , 2018  

Man sollte die abstrakte Zeit des Kapitals auf gar keinen Fall mit einer linearen und homogenen Zeitordnung identifizieren, bei der in einem kontinuierlichen Fluss einer auf dem Zeitstrahl voranlaufenden Zeit zugleich jede Zeitstufedie andere ausschließt (Vergangenheit-Gegenwart-Zukunft), ergo mit einer linearen Zeit, die in der Form der Differenz das Vorher/Nachher prozessiert ...

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Documentation, Mashines, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Sidenotes to Hauntology // Randnotizen zur Hantologie

12 Mrz , 2018  

Transkription eines Vortrags der im Oktober 2015 bei der ‘retrospektive’ [event] des “institut de destabilisation” im MultiVersum (Offenbach) gehalten wurde. Sowohl Skript als auch die Aufnahme waren zwischenzeitlich verloren und sind nun wieder aufgetaucht:

„Womöglich gilt es darzulegen, dass die Politik, die gegenwärtig das affektive Interesse an sich bindet, als ...

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Frédéric Neyrats Atopias (2)

22 Dez , 2017  

1.Teil hier

Neyrat fragt, was es heißt, ein Subjekt des Außen zu sein: Man individuiert sich immer, wenn man vom Außen beginnt, ein leerer Fall, ein Nichtbegegnen, ein Riss oder einfach der Wahnsinn. Dieser Riss der Individuation ist das ek- , welches das existierende Subjekt auf die Welt bezieht. Nur ...

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14 Nov , 2017  

taken from Linguistic Capital


‘Pataphysics is the science of the trans-ontological: it finds imaginary solutions to bridge incompatible worlds (ontologies). As such, ‘pataphysics can only be a science of the particular; otherwise, these worlds would be subsumed under a more general ontology—thus intra-ontological, and not truly trans-ontological.

Its ...

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On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

6 Nov , 2017  

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Kodwo Eshun, Gilles Deleuze, & Thinking the Reality of Time

17 Jan , 2017  


To be more precise, science fiction is neither forward-looking nor utopian.  Rather, in William Gibson’s phrase, science fiction is a means through  which to preprogram the present […] Science fiction operates through  the power of falsification, the drive to rewrite reality, and the will to  deny plausibility, while the ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Élie Ayache’s The Medium of Contingency – A Review

6 Sep , 2016  


To understand the statement “Time is money”, who should we ask: a taxi driver, who has lived and breathed its truth every day, or some greasy graduate student who has read lots and lots of Deleuze? Like it or not, Ayache is our taxi driver, and the difference ...

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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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EconoFiction, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

25 Thesen zur Zeit (des Kapitals)

27 Mai , 2016  

1) Ökonomische Quantitäten sind in der Zeit gerade auch deswegen veränderbar, weil das Geld als sog. transzendentaler Signifikant für das Kapital die Qualität einer reinen Quantität besitzt, womit das Geld von aktuellen Tauschakten entbunden ist und somit als monetäres Zeichen die in der Ware angehäufte Zeit abgilt, was wiederum nichts ...

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Documentation, NonMusic

Days of Phuture Past: Capitalism, Time, and Acceleration

9 Feb , 2016  

 Our relation to capitalism is a relation to time. The extraction of surplus-value robs us of time and, as capitalism penetrates deeper into our lives, more of our time is spent generating value or recovering from that generation. Marx (1973, 173) remarks in the Grundrisse that: “Economy of time, to

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Gosse, Mashines

(2) So stellt sich der grün-nachhaltige Akzelerationist das Leben nach dem Lottogewinn vor: Ein ewiges Leben im Einkaufszentrum “Hans im Glück”.

24 Apr , 2015  

Maschinische Zeit und Konsumzeit. Eine Unterscheidung also. Eine mögliche unter vielen.

Alles ist langweilig, aber niemand ist gelangweilt, schreibt Mark Fisher im Jahr 2014. Und dies, weil wir angeblich von einem Zeitalter der Langeweile in ein Zeitalter der Angst übergegangen sind. Das Verschwinden einer bestimmten (subjektiven) Form der Langeweile (Arthur ...

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Lexicon, Mashines, PhiloFiction

Philosophische Onto-Techno-Logie am Beispiel des Akzelerationismus (1)

15 Apr , 2015  

1) Einleitung

Wir behandeln hier die in letzter Zeit in gewissen akademischen Zirkeln ins Gespräch gekommene Theorie des Akzelerationismus unter den Gesichtspunkten der Technik- und Zeitkritik. Diese neohumanistische und neorationalistische Theorie geht zunächst davon aus, dass soziale Normen und Relationen durch einen neuen pragmatischen Universalismus ohne weiteres verändert werden könnten, ...

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