Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel to Deleuze and Badiou: Ontological Catastrophe and Transcendental Time Machines

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. By looking at the little which now satisfies Spirit, we can measure the extent of its loss. ~... Continue Reading →

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Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinitude: 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 →

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Diyalektiğin Limitleri ve Fenomenler Dünyasının Ötesi: Olmayan’ın Gölgesinde Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Namevcudiyetin Ontolojisi Güneş her gün yeni...  ~ Heraklitus Kitab-ı Nihil ve Post-Nihilistik Spekülasyonlar gündoğumları ve günbatımları boyunca yazılıp nihayetine erdikten kısa bir süre sonra, Olmayan'a aynı zamanda hem bir önsöz hem de bir sonsöz niteliği taşıması niyetiyle kaleme alınan bu yazı, Alain Badiou, Michel Henry, Gilles Deleuze ve François Laruelle’in birbirleriyle örtüşen ve ayrışan yanlarının bir haritasını çıkardıktan sonra, bu düşünürlerin... Continue Reading →

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Değişim ve Yaratıcılık Mefhumlarına İlişkin Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

Deleuze'ün tüm felsefesi insanın yaşayabileceklerini çoğaltmaya yönelikti. Buna insan bilincini genişletme çabası da diyebiliriz aslında. Ama Deleuze'ün kendinden öncekilerden farkı, genişleme için öncelikle kasılmak gerektiği yönündeki saptamasından ileri geliyordu. O, Schelling'e dayanan doğa felsefesinin merkezine genleşip-daralan bir madde yerleştirmişti. Böylelikle statik merkez kavramını akışkan bir şeyle doldurarak içten çökertmek suretiyle ortadan kaldırabileceğini düşünüyordu. Beş duyumuzun... Continue Reading →

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Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze

  Bir Ölüm, İki Hayat Gilles Deleuze’ün felsefesi üzerine kaleme aldığı Theatrum Philosophicum adlı makalesinde, “belki de bir gün yüzyılımız Deleuze’ün yüzyılı diye anılacak,” demekte zerre kadar tereddüt etmeyen Michel Foucault’yu haklı çıkaran o kadar çok sebep var ki, bu sebepleri tek tek sıralamaya kalksak ne ömür yeter herhalde, ne de kâğıt. Lâkin yurdumuzdaki son... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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Dünyanın Gecesi, Hiçten Cüzi

Hiçten Cüzi: Hegel ve Diyalektik Materyalizmin Gölgesi şeklinde çevirmeyi uygun bulduğum Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism adlı son kitabında Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou’nun felsefenin dört koşulu olarak öne sürdüğü bilim, politika, sanat ve aşk kavramlarının Alman İdealizmi’nin dört atlısına tekabül ettiğini öne sürer. Buna göre Kant, Newtoncu bilimin felsefi versiyonuyla,... Continue Reading →

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Ölüm Dürtüsünün Ötesinde

İnsan ruhunun karanlık yönünü yakından tanıyan okuyucularımızın gayet iyi bileceği üzere insan denen mahlûk yasanın negatif gücüne karşı sevgiyi üretebildiği oranda edilgen bir hiç olmaktan kurtulup etkin bir varlığa dönüşür. Artık hepimizin bildiği gibi yasanın negatif dayatmalarının ölüm dürtüsüne sebebiyet verip insanı ölmeyi arzular hale getirmesi kuvvetle muhtemeldir. Yasa ve ihlâlin hastalıklı kısır döngüsünü kırmak... Continue Reading →

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Speculative Solution: Quentin Meillassoux and Florian Hecker Talk Hyperchaos

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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 could change into something totally different at times during the piece, and there would be no apparent connection from the process that manifests one sonic structure to the next one. When Robin pointed out your book [After Finitude1] to me, at the time I was working on Acid in the Style of David Tudor, which had this very direct, maybe literal, idea of a quasi-sonification of chaotic equations as the source of sound. However, many pieces I have been working on don’t have such a literal relation of using nonlinear functions to synthesize certain…

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Avoiding the Void

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Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction

Ray Brassier Interviewed by Richard Marshall…

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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 conceive of ourselves as humans engaged in pursuing various practical and cognitive goals.’

the myth of Jones proposes that we did not always understand ourselves as minded beings motivated by thoughts and sensations; we had to learn how to do this and acquiring the resources to do so was a momentous step in our cognitive evolution.

One of Sellars’s deepest insights is the idea that to characterize someone as thinking is not to give an empirical description of them but to situate them in the logical space of “giving and asking for reasons.”…

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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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 Juliette Cerf for Télérama. Translation by David Broder

Faithful at whatever cost to the Maoist ideals of his youth, applauded by some and jeered by others, this politically-committed philosopher is the author of a multi-faceted oeuvre that has been translated worldwide. It ranges from metaphysical tomes based on mathematics like Being and Event and Logics of Worlds — soon to be followed by a third volume, L’Immanence des vérités — to a series of political interventions named Circonstances, via plays for the stage, seminars on the great thinkers of the philosophical tradition, books for the wider public…

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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 öğrenmek suretiyle Tanrı’nın yüce aydınlanmasıyla kutsanıp... Continue Reading →

The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

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13781804_814568355309280_3122299712074861924_nIs 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 of the most formidable figures of postwar French thought. Though the encounter with psychoanalysis deeply marked Deleuze’s work, we are yet to have a critical account of the very different postures he adopted toward psychoanalysis, and especially Lacanian theory, throughout his career. In The Trouble with Pleasure, Aaron Schuster tackles this tangled relationship head on. The result is neither a Lacanian reading of Deleuze nor a Deleuzian reading of Lacan but rather a systematic and comparative analysis that identifies concerns common to both thinkers and their ultimately incompatible ways of addressing them. Schuster focuses on drive and desire—the strange…

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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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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