Postnihilistic Speculations on That Which Is Not: A Thought-World According to an Ontology of Non-Being

When everything appears similar, nothing really is... ~ Alain Badiou Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away...  ~ Philip K. Dick It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism... ~ Fredric Jameson If you are trapped within the dream... Continue Reading →

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Deterritorialization (via Larval Subjects.)

For many years I've been fascinated with Deleuze and Guattari's triad of deterritorialization, reterritorialization, and territory. Truth be told, when I first encountered these concepts I was repulsed. I found the language to be trendy and understood "deterritorialization" to refer to some romantic notion of "escape" from a territory. While there are indeed elements of... Continue Reading →

Thinking the uncommon

In one of the most interesting post I have encountered recently in the blogosphere - Object-Oriented Psychoanalysis and Derridean Deconstruction - Cengiz Erdem argues that the common things of everyday existence are produced out of the depressive position or abnormalities. As the author comments, psychic development is complemented by the death drive. Whereas this relationship is... Continue Reading →

Hickman on The Life Death Drives

Here is S.C. Hickman aka Dark Chemistry's rather generous and no less rigorous reading of my doctoral dissertation The Life Death Drives... "Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there."       - Italo Calvino... Continue Reading →

Oyunu Bozmak, Oyunu Kurmak ve Reaktif Güçlerin Saçmalıkları

 Aslen Almanya doğumlu olmakla beraber çalışmalarının büyük bir kısmını İngiltere’de yalnızlık içerisinde sürdürmeyi seçen Melanie Klein çocuk psikanalizinin yaratıcısı ve en önemli kuramcısıdır. Freudcu psikanalizden radikal bir kopuş gerçekleştirerek anti-ortodoks, daha doğrusu a-ortodoks, yani durağanlık karşıtı, akışkanlık yanlısı bir duruşu benimseyen ve çocuk gelişimi ve pedagojisi üzerine yaşamı boyunca bıkmadan usanmadan araştırmalar yapan Klein’ın nesne-ilişkileri... Continue Reading →

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