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 →

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 →

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 →

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 posts 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... 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 →

The Immortal Subject Beyond The Life Death Drives

The Immortal Subject Beyond The Life Drive In our daily lives we create little worlds of our own and invest them with various meanings. These worlds have their own logics, orders repetitively staged every day; this gives us a sense of continuity in time and hence a sense of security. Objects and subjects surrounding us,... 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 Affirmative Recreators of Our Times After Finitude

The recent developments in electronic music present us with a good example of how the inorganic has become, at least in sound, more organic than the organic. With the rapid development of sound-producing machines it has become possible to create such sounds that while listening to it one feels like there is a living organism... Continue Reading →

A Conversation Around Nietzsche Between a Stoic and a Sceptic

Stoic: I found some interesting stuff as I was messing about today, you may have come across it before; Nietzsche responds to Flaubert’s idea that one can only think and write while one is sitting by saying that only those thoughts we think while we walk are worthy of thinking. Unfortunately at the moment we... 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 →

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