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

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 subjectivity are the two modalities of the Real manifesting itself as quality (Henry’s patheme) and … Continue reading Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

Advertisements

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)

Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze (Kült Neşriyat eKitap)

“Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze” metni daha önce Gonzo Corpus’un 5. sayısı olan “Varoluşun O Karanlık Dehlizi: Ölüm” içinde yer almıştı. Metnin gözden geçirilip, eklemelerle zenginleştirilmiş bu versiyonu Kült Gonzo Corpus Kitapları’nın ilk parçası olarak okura sunuluyor. Bilen bilir, bilmeyen öğrenir şeklinde düşünecek olursak diyebiliriz ki Deleuze‘ün tüm felsefesi insanın yaşayabileceklerini çoğaltmaya yönelikti. Buna insan … Continue reading Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze (Kült Neşriyat eKitap)

Interview with Slavoj Žižek on “Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism”

Slavoj Žižek and William Davies: Like a Thief in Broad Daylight 25 September 2018 "In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In his new book, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight (Penguin) Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big … Continue reading Interview with Slavoj Žižek on “Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism”

State Of Absence ~ Muggi Dane and Stykke

Muggi Dane has collaborated with Stykke to deliver us this mesmerizing style of Minimal Techno and Progressive Psychedelic in accordance with one another... Melodies of anticipation and stacks of doof keep the cogs spiralling in harmony... This track achieves such greatness that puts the listener into a hazy mood of serenity indeed.... And yes, it's … Continue reading State Of Absence ~ Muggi Dane and Stykke

Deleuze and Derrida: Difference and the Power of the Negative

by Vernon W. Cisney  The first scholarly comparative analysis of Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze's philosophies of difference... "Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze are best known for their respective attempts to theoretically formulate non-dialectical conceptions of difference. Now, for the first time, Vernon W. Cisney brings you a scholarly analysis of their contrasting concepts of difference." … Continue reading Deleuze and Derrida: Difference and the Power of the Negative

ART COMFORTS THE DISTURBED AND DISTURBS THE COMFORTABLE

“When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals.”/Artist credit: Dran Preaching peace, when the ruling class profit from war, ultimately makes you a target/Artist credit: Banksy The illusion of choice…/Artist unknown “Feed me!”/Artist credit: John Holcroft Athletes have turned into walking advertisements/Artist credit: Luis Quiles Go to school, study … Continue reading ART COMFORTS THE DISTURBED AND DISTURBS THE COMFORTABLE

Jaron Lanier on the Internet and Social Media (Video)

"The internet is perhaps the defining technological advance of the last fifty years. It has opened up a new world of possibilities, but what if it also represents an existential threat to humanity? That is the alarming possibility raised by computer scientist Jaron Lanier. He is no tech-phobic sensationalist; he is a Silicon Valley insider … Continue reading Jaron Lanier on the Internet and Social Media (Video)

Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts (PDF & Video)

Title: Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts Author: Various Edited by: Jasia Reichardt Publisher: Studio International Special Issue Year: 1968 Pages: 106 Download PDF  Cybernetic Serendipity is the title of an exhibition that I have elsewhere referred to as a cult event for those interested in using technology for creative arts. In 1968 the artist and curator Jasia Reichardt conceived the project … Continue reading Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts (PDF & Video)

Desert Islands – Gilles Deleuze

Geographers say there are two kinds of islands. This is valuable information for the imagination because it confirms what the imagination already knew. Nor is it the only case where science makes mythology more concrete, and mythology makes science more vivid. Continental islands are accidental, derived islands. They are separated from a continent, born of … Continue reading Desert Islands – Gilles Deleuze

Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to … Continue reading Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

New Media and Beyond (Video)

The question is simply this: What can artistic practice and theoretical speculation do for one another? The aim is to achieve an art practice contemporary with up-to-date theory and a theoretical practice contemporary with up-to-date art… This requires the construction of a space-time continuum between the contemporary theories of new art forms and the new … Continue reading New Media and Beyond (Video)

Mark Fisher in his Own Words, on his Own Depression

I’ve suffered from depression intermittently since I was a teenager. Some of these episodes have been highly debilitating – resulting in self-harm, withdrawal (where I would spend months on end in my own room, only venturing out to sign-on or to buy the minimal amounts of food I was consuming), and time spent on psychiatric … Continue reading Mark Fisher in his Own Words, on his Own Depression