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 Hermetico-Promethean Postnihilism

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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 The Future History of a Non-Reductive Philosophical Agenda

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

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 Thinking the uncommon

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

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 The Immortal Subject Beyond The Life Death Drives

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 The Affirmative Recreators of Our Times After Finitude

A Conversation Around Nietzsche Between a Stoic and a Sceptic

Sceptic: Nietzsche is one of those who do philosophy departing from a wound, from a deep-seated internal problem… The wound is internal to Nietzsche but the source of this wound is external, so you see, he is in-between. He attacks both sides at the same time, there is a profound neither/nor relationship, an endless struggle between … Continue reading A Conversation Around Nietzsche Between a Stoic and a Sceptic

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

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

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 Geçici Otonom Bölge: Henüz Ölmemiş Ölüler

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 Kardeş Ruhlar Buluşunca

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 MANTIS RADIO 067 + RABID GRAVY + STURQEN

Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations From Dr. Lawgiverz (2)

When the phone rang restlessly, whatever this means, Dr. Lawgiverz was sipping his dry red wine and smoking his hand rolled Havana cigar as if everything in the world was absolutely normal and nothing extraordinary was in progress concerning the workings of the universe. It wasn’t his wife calling out of love to propose reunion, … Continue reading Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations From Dr. Lawgiverz (2)

MANTIS 072 + T-POLAR (Breakstep/Dubstep/Future Garage/Techno)

Mantis Radio 072 + T-Polar by Darkfloor on Mixcloud DOWNLOAD  STREAM  iTUNES  RSS hour 1 / DVNT Goblin – Suspiria [Cinevox Record] 65daysofstatic – Crash Tactics [Hassle Records] Mad EP – Brooklyn Freestyle [Marasm] forthcoming James Blake – Klavierwerks [R+S] Subeena – Wishful Talk (Ghosts on Tape remix) [Opit Records] Girl Unit – Wut [Night … Continue reading MANTIS 072 + T-POLAR (Breakstep/Dubstep/Future Garage/Techno)

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 Expulsion of the Negative and Affirmation of Life are Mutually Exclusive

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