Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

| Download PDF 1 or PDF 2 [Same text, different appearances] | Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Amy (English - GB) The Spirit shows itself as so impoverished that, like a wanderer in the desert craving for a mere mouthful of water, it seems to crave for its refreshment only the bare feeling of the divine in general. … Continue reading Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

| Download as PDF | | Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Amy (English – GB) Abstract In this essay I attempt to explicate the sense in which Michel Henry’s reductive phenomenology rendering Life as affectivity resonates with Alain Badiou’s subtractive ontology rendering the subject as eternity in time. I claim that these two modes of … Continue reading Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

Being, Non-Being and Becoming Non-Identical of the Subject as ∅

If the one is not, nothing is. ~ Parmenides In a recent article citing my Postnihilistic Speculations on That Which Is Not: A Thought-World According to an Ontology of Non-Being, the giant of philosophical blogosphere and my fellow para-academic colleague S.C. Hickman has succintly outlined the roots of contemporary ontology. Drawing upon Parmenides, Plato, Meillassoux, Žižek and … Continue reading Being, Non-Being and Becoming Non-Identical of the Subject as ∅

A letter from Badiou to Deleuze on Heidegger (July 1994)

I would like to resume, today, the parallel between you and Heidegger that I was sketching in my last letter. 1) A crucial difference seems to count against the comparison. In your work there is no “historial” set up, of the type “history of the forgetting of being”, “decline”, etc. As you say, you are … Continue reading A letter from Badiou to Deleuze on Heidegger (July 1994)

Trauma and the Immanence of Eternity

In my previous post I've attempted to trace, clarify and briefly define certain positions and oppositions within the philosophical field today. It is my conviction that at the root of philosophical enquiry lies a series of dialectical relationships between affirmation and negation, transcendence and immanence, reality in-itself and reality for-us, finitude and infinity, being and … Continue reading Trauma and the Immanence of Eternity

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is a film from 2004 directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, in which Chaos Theory is applied to history and psychoanalysis. According to Chaos Theory an event which seems to be very insignificant in a sequence of events is in fact as important as any other event and the effects … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect

Consequences of Messing With Nature: Cronenberg, Lacan, Klein and eXistenZ

With the aim of changing the past, an impossible thing to do, the subject messes with nature, and his intrusion causes the very event which he was trying to prevent from happening. Just like Oedipus’s father who, in escape from a prophecy, falls victim to his choice of way to escape, and becomes the victim … Continue reading Consequences of Messing With Nature: Cronenberg, Lacan, Klein and eXistenZ

Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü: Kitab-ı Nihil ve Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Zamanın uçurumundan ve ötesindeki karanlıktan başka ne görüyorsunuz? - William Shakespeare Kanlı bir yumurta sarısı. Bir çarşafa yayılan yanmış bir delik. Herkesi açmakla tehdit eden öfkeli bir gül. - May Svvenson Dipsiz bir uçurumun içine baktığınız zaman, o da sizin içinize bakar. - Friedrich Nietzsche Baktıkça bakıyorsunuz kendinize, Yetişir! Bu da hiç konuşmayan adam yapıyor … Continue reading Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü: Kitab-ı Nihil ve Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Interview on Creativity in Literature, Cinema, and Philosophy

| By Simge Çerkezoğlu | 2 June 2018 | Video | | Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design | “Literature is to write what one has not personally experienced as well. The aim is to present quality works to the world of literature. And while doing this, I try to explain that in literature, in particular, one needs to write not just … Continue reading Interview on Creativity in Literature, Cinema, and Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze from A to Z: Interviews with Claire Parnet | Documentary Film | 1996 |

DOWNLOAD or STREAM The eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, filmed by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988-1989. The individual episodes are: ‘A as in Animal’, ‘B as in “Boire” (Drink)’, ‘C as in Culture’, ‘D as in Desire’, ‘E as in “Enfance” (Childhood)’, ‘F as in Fidelity’, ‘G as in Gauche (Left)’, ‘H … Continue reading Gilles Deleuze from A to Z: Interviews with Claire Parnet | Documentary Film | 1996 |

Capitalism: Concept, Idea, Image – Aspects of Marx’s Capital Today (Free eBook)

| Free PDF eBook from CRMEP | Edited by Peter Osborne, Éric Alliez and Eric-John Russell Contributors: Éric Alliez, Étienne Balibar, Tithi Bhattacharya, Boris Buden, Sara. R. Farris, John Kraniauskas, Elena Louisa Lange, Maurizio Lazzarato, Antonio Negri, Peter Osborne, Eric-John Russell, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Keston Sutherland The first in a new series of free ebooks from … Continue reading Capitalism: Concept, Idea, Image – Aspects of Marx’s Capital Today (Free eBook)

Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

  | SRF Sternstunde Philosophie | Published on Jan 18, 2019 | Slavoj Žižek: Down with ideology! "He is considered philosophy's enfant terrible, provokes those on the right and on the left and analyses events from the perspective of Marx and Hegel. Above all, Slavoj Zizek is hip, and has been for decades. The eloquent … Continue reading Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

The Dash in Hegel’s Logic and Phenomenology: Slavoj Žižek—Rebecca Comay—Frank Ruda [Full Video]

"A discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda which will revolve around Comay and Ruda's book The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing." Deutsches Haus at NYU, October 23, 2018. "In The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing (MIT Press, 2018), the authors present a reading of Hegel’s most reviled concept, absolute knowing. … Continue reading The Dash in Hegel’s Logic and Phenomenology: Slavoj Žižek—Rebecca Comay—Frank Ruda [Full Video]

Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) *** 11/7/68 ~ 13/1/17 *** — xenogothic

Two years today. Popped down to the mural. We miss you, Mark. via 13/01 — xenogothic Mark Fisher’s “K-Punk” and the Futures That Have Never Arrived By Hua Hsu |December 11, 2018 |The New Yorker| Fisher feared that we were losing our ability to conceptualize a tomorrow that was radically different from our present. Photograph by … Continue reading Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) *** 11/7/68 ~ 13/1/17 *** — xenogothic

Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression

https://youtu.be/PE6v-yZEXp0?t=1202 Slavoj Žižek weighs in on the Future of Marx's Analysis of Capitalism and the Causes of Depression in Our Perilous Times... Same shit, different day; Žižek has found the way out, though, and it's hysteria... That said, I would rather say hysterical sublimity would suit the needs of one better when it comes to sublating … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression