The Immanence of Truths – Alain Badiou

  THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS is Alain Badiou‘s forthcoming sequel to Being and Event, and Logics of Worlds… Here is Terence Blake’s translation of the book’s contents page shared by François Nicolas… General Introduction Speculative Strategy Immanence, finitude, infinity The absolute ontological referent The two possible readings of this book Prologue. Formal Presentation of the absolute…

UbuWeb Film & Video Archive

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    Mustafa Abu Ali Marina Abramoviç Vito Acconci Adbusters Bas Jan Ader Masao Adachi Peggy Ahwesh Eija-Liisa Ahtila Doug Aitken Igor and Gleb Aleinikov Francis Alÿs Erik Anderson Laurie Anderson Ant Farm Karel Appel Cory Arcangel Skip Arnold Antonin Artaud Robert Ashley Fred Astaire…

Evaluating Deleuze’s “The Image of Thought” (1968) as a Precursor of Hyperstition // Part 1 — SubSense

“This essay will explore the philosophical relationship between the idea of hyperstition and Deleuze’s work in a particular way. Specifically, it will focus on a single definition of hyperstition, and one chapter from Deleuze’s book Difference and Repetition (2014, orig. published 1968). In “The Image of Thought”, Deleuze seeks to trace the ontology of thought itself, by…

Jean-Luc Moulène in conversation with Alain Badiou and Reza Negarestani (Video)

Between a contemporary philosophy of contemporary art and an art contemporary with contemporary philosophy… Sunday, October 29, 2017 University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002 Alain Badiou will discuss the new works presented in Jean-Luc Moulène’s Hole, Bubble, Bump. exhibition in preparation of the text he will be writing on the artist. The…

Speculative Solution: Quentin Meillassoux and Florian Hecker Talk Hyperchaos

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Download This conversation took place during the development of Florian Hecker’s piece Speculative Solution, an Urbanomic commission that explored Quentin Meillassoux’s concept of ‘Hyperchaos’ Chez Meillassoux, Paris, 22 July 2010. florian hecker: I’m very interested in this notion of surprise and sudden change in sound; so that one state of something…

Avoiding the Void

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Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction Ray Brassier Interviewed by Richard Marshall… ‘In a telling formulation, Sellars suggests the Manifest Image is the medium in which humans first encountered themselves as humans, by which I think he means it is the manifestation of a kind of human self-consciousness: the medium in which we…

Black Sun: The singularity at the heart of the Anthropocene

by David R Cole This paper focuses on dark-theory, and explains the Anthropocene through such dark theory. It addresses a major problematic for contemporary theory; i.e., it is not dark enough. In terms of the current environmental, social and cultural situation, we are faced with a singularity, which is here termed as being at the heart…

Mark Fisher – Nubureaucracy and Capitalist Realism

Date: 12 February 2010 Mark Fisher – Nubureaucracy and Capitalist Realism “Neoliberalism presents itself as the enemy of bureaucracy, the destroyer of the nanny state and the eliminator of red tape. Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism(Zer0 books, 2009) argues that, contrary to this widely accepted story, bureaucracy has proliferated under neoliberalism. Far from decreasing, bureaucracy has…

Justice, Normativity, Temporality

My aim in carrying out this research project is to revise and update the contemporary conceptualizations of what it means to be just. I will initially analyse the status of justice in relation to normativity and temporality, especially focusing on how it furthers our understanding of the concept of justice to situate it in the…

Kantian Reflections on Science, Metaphysics, and the Future of Time: Situating Kant’s Spatio-Temporal Modalities of Being and Thought in Contemporary Philosophy and Neuroscience

Inferential Rationality Kant’s initial project was to explicate the difference between “knowing-what” (pure reason) and “knowing-how” (practical reason) in the way of laying the foundations of a scientific metaphysics. Counter to Descartes[1] and Hume[2] he aimed at situating the subject within the limits of what can be known by rational human beings. The Kantian subject…

A Conversation with Alain Badiou on Corrupting the Youth

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 | Alain Badiou | 02 September 2016 | Versobooks.com | At 79 years of age the philosopher Alain Badiou surveys the youth: the youth whom liberalism has left without a compass, the youth tempted by Daesh, and so, too, his own youth, marked by communism, to which he remains faithful. Interview by…

İki Dervişin İbret Verici Hikâyesi

Çok uzun yıllar öncesine ait bir krallıkta yaşayan ve son derece disiplinli bir okulun üyesi olan bilge bir derviş vardı. Bu bilge derviş günlerden bir gün bir gölün kıyısında yürürken ahlâk ve bilgelik gibi konular üzerine derin düşüncelere dalmıştı. Yıllarca peygamberin öğretileri üzerine kafa patlatmış ve dinin kutsal dilini öğrenerek Tanrı’nın yüce aydınlanmasıyla kutsanıp kemâle…

The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

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Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is one of the crucial issues dividing the work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Lacan, two…

Prometheanism 2.0 – Introduction by Bassam El Baroni

Prometheanism is an ‘-ism’ derived from its namesake the Titan Prometheus who stole fire from the Gods of Greek mythology and taught humans how to make their own tools. Prometheus’s name means ‘forethought’, his Titan brother was Epimetheus meaning ‘afterthought’, Prometheus’s course was driven by his brother’s erratic actions when they were both given the…

Sinemaya Yamuk Bakmak: Zizek Bize Ne Anlatmaya Çalışıyor?

Yazar: Kürşat Saygılı / 28 Mart, 2016 / Eleştiriler / Sinema Yazıları Slavoj Zizek; Walter Benjamin’den aldığı argümanla “teorik açıdan verimli ve yıkıcı bir işlem olarak bir kültürün en yüksek tinsel ürünlerini, aynı kültürün sıradan, bayağı, dünyevi ürünleriyle birlikte okumayı” [1] deneyerek  popüler kültür metinlerini Hegel, Kant, Marx, Freud ve Lacan gibi filozofların teori ve kavramları ile açıklamaya çalışır. Zizek’e göre sinema ideolojinin operasyonlarını tahlil edip…

Journeys to the Center of the Earth

Our planet’s core powers a magnetic field that shields us from a hostile cosmos. But how does it really work? By Tim Folger|Monday, July 14, 2014 RELATED TAGS: EARTH SCIENCE – 325 On the remote Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia, amid the rusting ruins of an abandoned scientific research station, is the deepest hole in…

Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

A new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams… “Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifest0 for life after capitalism. Against…

Badiou: Down with Death!

Alain Badiou Let’s start from the notion of nihilism. What does it mean? Nihilism is a figuration, a diagnostic on the state of the world and of thought, which established itself in the nineteenth century (we could argue that in a certain sense the first nihilist philosophy was Schopenhauer’s) on the ruins of the old…

Revolution of the Present (Full Film)

“Humanity seems to be stuck in the perpetual now that is our networked world. More countries are witnessing people taking to the streets in search of answers. Revolution of the Present, the film, features interviews with thought leaders designed to give meaning to our present and precarious condition. This historic journey allows us to re-think…

Karl Marx: Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

The Power of Money [40] If man’s feelings, passions, etc., are not merely anthropological phenomena in the (narrower) sense, but trulyontological [41] affirmations of being (of nature), and if they are only really affirmed because their object exists for them as a sensual object, then it is clear that: 1. They have by no means…

Deleuze Speaks to Stivale

Comparative Literature As we all know, the unwanted attentions of Jehovah Witnesses can be deflected simply by invoking the “Old Religion”. But what if you were to be doorstepped by someone hawking “analytical tools for the humanities and social sciences”? Would you know what to do? […] In retrospect, I realize now the extent to…