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

Reading The UK Riots: Slavoj Zizek and Living in the End Times (via Reading The Riots)

Let us assume that most of the rioters are indeed stupid and mindless and all that, still these riots do have a political significance. These youths are symptoms of capitalism; they are an inevitable consequence of the internal dynamics of capitalism itself. The riots show us that things cannot go on the way they are. As Marx once put it, capitalism … Continue reading Reading The UK Riots: Slavoj Zizek and Living in the End Times (via Reading The Riots)

Global Anormalleşme ve Ötesi (Aydınlanma, Post-yapısalcılık ve Eleştirel Teori)

Post-yapısalcılık adlı düşünce akımının son otuz yılda deforme olmakla kalmayıp özündeki ideoloji karşıtı duruşa son derece ters düşen bir şekilde yüceltilerek global kapitalizm dedikleri üretim ilişkileri biçiminin elinde şamar oğlanına döndürüldüğünü artık hepimiz biliyoruz. Ünlü Alman düşünürü Karl Marx’ın tarif ettiği biçimiyle kapitalizm, içinde bulunduğumuz şu günlerde çok daha vahşi bir hal almıştır ve karşıtlarını … Continue reading Global Anormalleşme ve Ötesi (Aydınlanma, Post-yapısalcılık ve Eleştirel Teori)

Why Deleuze (still) matters: States, war-machines and radical transformation

By Andrew Robinson The usefulness of Deleuzian theory for social transformation will vary with the selection of which conceptual contributions one chooses to appropriate. Studying Deleuzian theory is complicated by characteristics of Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical method. In What is Philosophy?, they define the function of theory in terms of proliferating concepts – inventing new … Continue reading Why Deleuze (still) matters: States, war-machines and radical transformation

Brassier: Capital and the Incompressible (via Total Assault On Culture)

Here is my exegesis of Ray Brassier's compelling conjectural reversal that moves from thinking Capital to the bold conclusion that Capital thinks. In his text 'Nihil Unbound: Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capital' he grapples with how it might be possible to think Capital by providing an objective determination-in-the-last-instance. Beyond the Marxist analysis of … Continue reading Brassier: Capital and the Incompressible (via Total Assault On Culture)

Alain Badiou – The Communist Hypothesis

         Now, more than ever, one should insist on what Badiou calls the ‘eternal’ Idea of Communism.  - Slavoj Zizek   A new program for the Left after the death of neoliberalism. ‘We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to … Continue reading Alain Badiou – The Communist Hypothesis

Interview with Mark Fisher (Capitalist Realism)

Mark Fisher has been writing an acclaimed blog as k-punk for some years now. Focussing on culture, especially music and literature, and politics. His writing also appears in the New Statesman, Frieze, The Wire, Sight and Sound and FACT. A founder member of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, he now teaches at Goldsmiths University and … Continue reading Interview with Mark Fisher (Capitalist Realism)

Cronenberg, Burroughs, Deleuze (1) – Naked Lunch and The Body Without Organs

 organ without a body The Naked Lunch I am concerned with here is David Cronenberg’s film about William Burroughs’ writing process of Naked Lunch. The film, rather than being a direct adaptation of the novel, is a distillation of Burroughs’s life as he strives to write himself out of the past. We see Burroughs progressively … Continue reading Cronenberg, Burroughs, Deleuze (1) – Naked Lunch and The Body Without Organs