Hermetico-Promethean Postnihilism

  To begin at the beginning we shall say that philosophy is the dialectical process of truth in time, it is an infinite questioning of that which is known, a continuity in change of the unknown, a practice of situating eternity in time. Without a relation to the requirements of one's own time philosophy may... Continue Reading →

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The Future History of a Non-Reductive Philosophical Agenda

Situating Neuroscience in the Context of Transcendental Realism/Materialism and Non-Reductive Naturalism Inferential Rationality The question I had in mind as I was in search of funding for a research project that would enable me to write “a book comparing the ontological and the epistemological modes of being and thinking in and through which the subject... Continue Reading →

Henry Miller on Creative Death

Strange as it may seem today to say, the aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. In this state of god-like awareness one sings; in this realm the world exists as poem. No why or wherefore, no direction, no goal, no striving, no evolving.... 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 →

S.C. Hickman aka Dark Chemistry on The Nietzschean Subject; or, the Prison-House of Delirium

"In a world full of violence, destruction and death, or “madness in every direction,” as Kerouac would have said, the subject becomes nothing but a projector of the evil within society." - Cengiz Erdem The Nihil Solipsist: a being that knows neither its own nothingness nor the dark self-cannibalizing force of all those others within; trapped within the introjected prison-house of an impure fear, bound... Continue Reading →

The Cont®act

The word cont(r)act in the title means two things at the same time. The first one is counter-act and the second one is implosion. When these two meanings intersect we get a contact without a contract. In this new form of contact the parties involved agree on the necessity of the absence of a contractual... Continue Reading →

Krapp’s Last Tape (Beckett – 1)

 It is a characteristic of Beckett’s plays to give the impression that there is nothing outside the stage. In Beckett’s plays God is never allowed to die altogether, but rather God is made to be felt by the audience as his absence, as the nothingness outside the stage. Krapp's Last Tape is a good example... Continue Reading →

The ir-re.press-ible speculative turn (via ANTHEM)

re.press has just released The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, edited by Levi Bryant, Nick Srnicek and Graham Harman. It's a 430-page compendium of the speculative realism movement and its associates, downloadable as a free PDF and also available in paper format. There are many reasons to be excited about this volume, besides it... Continue Reading →

Olay ve Hakikatin Bozguna Uğrattığı Fantezi Makineleri – Emre İleri (via Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı)

  Cengiz Erdem “Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı”nı yazdığından beridir, defalarca okudum desem yalan olmaz. Kitabın etrafında bir Kızılderili çadırı kurup ateş yaktığım, hatta dans ettiğim bile söylenenler arasında! Söylenenler arasındadır arasında olmasına ama, kitap da benim etrafımda ateş yakıp dans ve de raks ederekten beni bilmediğim yerlere sürükleyip kendimi defalarca kez kaybetmeme ve bulmama vesile... Continue Reading →

Geçici Otonom Bölge: Henüz Ölmemiş Ölüler

Aslen Almanya doğumlu olmakla birlikte Sorbonne’da doktorasını tamamladıktan sonraki çalışmalarının çoğunu İngiltere’de yalnızlık içinde sürdürmüş ve karısıyla tanışıp evlendikten sonra da uzun yıllar Londra’da yaşamıştı Dr. Lawgiverz. Karısından ayrıldıktan sonra hayatı alt-üst olan doktorun bunalımdan çıkmak için tek şansı yeni diyarlara doğru yeni yelkenler açmak ve yeni insanlarla tanışmaktı, ki nitekim o da öyle yapmıştı... Continue Reading →

Kardeş Ruhlar Buluşunca

Deneyler yapmak ve yaptığı deneylerin sonuçlarını insanlarla paylaşmak için yaratılmış bir insan olan Takamuro Kootaro, çocukluğunda okuduğu bilim-kurgu romanlarının etkisiyle vurmuştu kendini bilime. Özellikle H.P. Lovecraft’ın kitaplarında okuduğu doğa-üstü hadiseleri gerçek sanıyor, yıllar geçtikçe dizginlenmesi namümkün bir hâl alan hayâl gücü, onu Frankenstein, veya bilemediniz Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gibi bir çılgına çeviriyordu. Anne... Continue Reading →

MANTIS RADIO 067 + RABID GRAVY + STURQEN

Mantis Radio 067 + Rabid Gravy + Sturqen by Darkfloor on Mixcloud Stream Download Tracklist / Chapters Hour 1 / Dvnt 1 *Com Truise Pyragony DOWNLOAD 2 Hoehle Neon Rhodes DOWNLOAD 3 Mr. Seavers Dishonourable Discharge DOWNLOAD 4 Hatikvah In The Spirit (Rod Modell / Deepchord Remix) DOWNLOAD 5 Audioelectronic Two Trains Running (Swayzak ‘Brun’S Dunb’) DOWNLOAD... Continue Reading →

Expulsion of the Negative and Affirmation of Life are Mutually Exclusive

To valorize negative sentiments or sad passions—that is the mystification on which nihilism bases its power. (Lucretius, then Spinoza, already wrote decisive passages on this subject. Before Nietzsche, they conceived philosophy as the power to affirm, as the practical struggle against mystifications, as the expulsion of the negative.)[12] Purgatory, purification, extraction of the positive, expulsion... 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 →

Examined Life (Video)

 "In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs... 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 Subject of Art – Alain Badiou

My Father was accustomed to say, "we must begin by the beginning." So, I must begin this lecture about the subject of art by its beginning. But, what is this beginning? I think we have to begin with the oldest question—the question of being, the question of being as being, of being qua being. What... Continue Reading →

New Books Out Now – Yeni Kitaplar Yayında

           Cengiz Erdem's Storefront Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı (e-book) eBook: £1.20 “Fantezi Makinesinde Hakikat Sızıntısı” ironinin doruklarında gezen teorik bir anlatı olarak dünyadaki tüm televizyon ekranlarının yanı sıra daha başka ekran mekanizmalarının da bilinmeyen bir sebepten ötürü bir anda beyaza bürünmesi neticesinde gelişen düşündürücü ve bir o kadar da kaygı verici hadiseleri konu alıyor. Tekvin adındaki... Continue Reading →

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