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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 |
| 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)
"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]
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
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
"By the act of reflection something is altered in the way in which the fact was originally presented in sensation, perception, or conception. Thus, as it appears, an alteration must be interposed before the true nature of the object can be discovered. What reflection elicits is a product of our thought. Solon, for instance, produced … Continue reading Hegel’s Logic on Kantian Scepticism
"A computational process philosophy? A modeling of philosophical Lego? Reza Negarestani’s Intelligence and Spirit is by no means a Neo-Hegelian revival, but a provocative methodological attempt to apply some of Hegel’s critical contentions on reason and spirit to the Kantian epistemological program. The result is a philosophical tour de force that reintroduces Hegel’s Geist to Kant in … Continue reading Intelligence and Spirit by Reza Negarestani
Deleuze, probably the most innovative philosopher of the event, situates the encounter with the event at the heart of his Difference and Repetition.
“Something in the world forces us to think. This something is an object not of recognition but of a fundamental encounter. What is encountered may be Socrates, a temple or a demon. It may be grasped in a range of affective tones: wonder, love, hatred, suffering. In whichever tone, its primary characteristic is that it can only be sensed. In this sense it is opposed to recognition. In recognition, the sensible is not at all that which can only be sensed, but that which bears directly upon the senses in an object which can be recalled, imagined or conceived. The sensible is referred to an object which may not only be experienced other than by sense, but may itself be attained by other faculties. It therefore presupposes the exercise of the senses and the exercise of the other faculties in a common sense. The object of encounter, on the other hand, really gives rise to sensibility with regard to a given sense.”
~ Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, p. 139.
As for Kant, his whole project is to situate the traumatic incident at the heart of enlightened subjectivity itself. Isn’t Kant’s whole edifice an attempt at introducing a split between reason and the madness inherent to its constitution?Isn’t Kant’s whole edifice an attempt at introducing a split between reason and the madness inherent to its constitution?
“I have doubts whether there is a distinction between general lunacy (delirium generale) and that which is fixed upon a definite object (delirium circa objectum). Unreason (which is something positive and not just a lack of reason) is like reason, a mere form to which objects can be adapted; and both reason and unreason, therefore, concern themselves with the general. However, what first comes into the mind at the (usually sudden) outbreak of a crazy disposition (the accidentally encountered subject matter about which the person will rave later) will be from then on the insane person’s chief concern, since it is, because of the novelty of the impression, more firmly fixed in his mind than anything else occurring afterward.” ~ Isn’t Kant’s whole edifice an attempt at introducing a split between reason and the madness inherent to its constitution?”
~ Kant, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, p.116.
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The History of spirit is its own deed; for spirit is only what it does, and its deed is to make itself – in this case as spirit – the object of its own consciousness, and to comprehend itself in its interpretation of itself to itself.
—G.W.F. Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right
Shall we say that Hegel is the Father of Pragmatism? That we should know a self as what it does, rather than by its essence: what it is? And is the self processual, a disturbance of material agitation: a making that is a making of itself by itself, through the power of interacting on itself by way of techniques of language and interpretation of this self-making agency in process? Reza Negarestani situates this statement as outlining a “community of rational agents as a social model of the mind,” a functionalist model that is “essentially…
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"Nick Land is a British philosopher living in Shanghai. Nick is one of the main figures in the school of thought known as accelerationism. He is currently writing a book about the philosophical implications of Bitcoin. We talked about accelerationism, cybernetics, ideology, the evolution of Nick’s perspective, Deleuze and Guattari, emancipation and dehumanization, artificial intelligence, … Continue reading Ideology, Intelligence, and Capital: Interview with Nick Land