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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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 →

Agartha: The Inner World of Immortals

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE DOCUMENTS Secret of the Ages UFOs Inside the Earth – Brinsley le Poer Trench The Inner Earth Realm of Agartha Standish, David – Hollow Earth Marshall B. Gardner – A Journey to the Earth’s Interior (1920) Hollow Earth Theory 1 CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE DOCUMENTS... Continue Reading →

On Civilised Progress and Barbaric Regress

One simply cannot conceal from oneself what all the willing that has received its direction from the ascetic ideal actually expresses: this hatred of the human, still more of the animal, still more of the material, this abhorrence of the senses, of reason itself, this fear of happiness and of beauty, this longing away from... 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 →

Dark Chemistry > Alien Manifesto: The Interrogation of the Real – Speculations on Realism and Materialism (via Object-Oriented Philosophy)

What we witness in this time is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World turning into Rave New World. A world in which the well known and the so called lines between mind and body, fantasy and reality, nature and culture, organic and inorganic, life and death, are not just blurred, but have completely disappeared. And yet,... Continue Reading →

Expulsion of the Negative and Affirmation of Life are Mutually Exclusive (via senselogic) + The Pre-Socratics: A Case Study (via An Excavation of Ideas)

   lawgiver Expulsion of the Negative and Affirmation of Life are Mutually Exclusive Purgatory, purification, extraction of the positive, expulsion of the negative, projection, introjection… Throughout his discursive life Deleuze conceived of purification of the self as the goal of literature. He believed that through an exposition of the evil within one was healing the... Continue Reading →

Simon Critchley – To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die (Video) + Creatureliness and Immortality + Method and Consequences of The Life Death Drives

Creatureliness and Immortality (via Speculative Humbug)  [I now think the opinions expressed here are massively too hasty - this issue of meaning and finitude requires a lot more thought - but I'll leave the original post up anyway.] I've just watched the first episode of this interview with Simon Critchley, and I thought I'd take... Continue Reading →

Artaud, Deleuze and The Will to Nothingness

I close the eyes of my intelligence, and giving voice to the unformulated within me, I offer myself the sense of having wrested from the unknown something real. I believe in spontaneous conjurations. On the paths along which my blood draws me, it cannot be that one day I will not discover a truth.[1]                     ... Continue Reading →

The Method and Consequences of The Life Death Drives

If one reads the writings on film and literature in this thesis with the conscious naivety of their plot based critique in mind, one can sense the underlying current of humour and the erratic undertone of irony, both of which knock down the serious tone of the critique based on a linear reproduction of a circular plot – as we see in the investigation of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive for instance.

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