There are two main philosophical targets of Badiou as he puts in The Subject of Art: Those who identify the body and the subject, in which case creativity can only take the form of experimentation with the limits of the body, an experience of the finitude and complete unity of the body. Death being the limit... Continue Reading →
Kant’s initial project was to explicate the difference between “knowing-what” (pure reason) and “knowing-how” (practical reason) in the way of laying the foundations of a scientific metaphysics. Counter to Descartes and Hume he aimed at situating the subject within the limits of what can be known by rational human beings. The Kantian subject is embodied,... Continue Reading →
The Spirit shows itself as so impoverished that, like a wanderer in the desert craving for a mere mouthful of water, it seems to crave for its refreshment only the bare feeling of the divine in general. By looking at the little which now satisfies Spirit, we can measure the extent of its loss. ~... Continue Reading →
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 →
Abstract In this essay I attempt to explicate the sense in which Michel Henry’s reductive phenomenology rendering Life as affectivity resonates with Alain Badiou’s subtractive ontology rendering the subject as eternity in time. I claim that these two modes of subjectivity are the two modalities of the Real manifesting itself as quality (Henry’s patheme) and... Continue Reading →
"Humanity seems to be stuck in the perpetual now that is our networked world. More countries are witnessing people taking to the streets in search of answers. Revolution of the Present, the film, features interviews with thought leaders designed to give meaning to our present and precarious condition. This historic journey allows us to re-think... Continue Reading →
If the one is not, nothing is. ~ Parmenides In a recent article citing my Postnihilistic Speculations on That Which Is Not: A Thought-World According to an Ontology of Non-Being, the giant of philosophical blogosphere and my fellow para-academic colleague S.C. Hickman has succintly outlined the roots of contemporary ontology. Drawing upon Parmenides, Plato, Meillassoux, Žižek and... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
I would like to resume, today, the parallel between you and Heidegger that I was sketching in my last letter. 1) A crucial difference seems to count against the comparison. In your work there is no “historial” set up, of the type “history of the forgetting of being”, “decline”, etc. As you say, you are... Continue Reading →
The Red Flag and the Tricolore 1. Background: the world situation Today the figure of global capitalism has taken over the entire world. The world is subject to the ruling international oligarchy and enslaved to the abstraction of money – the only recognised universal. Our own time is the painful interval between the end of... Continue Reading →
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 →
Two Hollywood films mark 9/11's fifth anniversary: Paul Greengrass's United 93 and Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. Both adopt a terse, realistic depiction of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. There is undoubtedly a touch of authenticity to them and most critics have praised their sober styles and avoidance of sensationalism. But it is the touch... Continue Reading →
BooksAugust 29, 2014 Eugene Wolters Leave a commentIf you’re an author or a publisher and would like your books featured on future roundups, please email us at email@example.com.Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.EventBy Slavoj Zizek“A tsunami killed more than 200,000 people in Indonesia!” “The people have won! The dictator has run... Continue Reading →
What Zeno actually wants to say is that we can only perceive the world as it is for us, not as it is in-itself… In a similar fashion, we perceive time only as divided units represented by clocks rather than as it is in-itself, that is as eternal… In other words, human brain introduces motion into immobility and finitude into eternity in the process of perception because humans are naturally mortal becomings, whereas being in-itself is infinite and immobile, an absolute and eternal void continually consuming that which it produces… Driven by this kind of a self-creative/destructive void within and without at the same time, a human can only perceive itself as it desires itself to be, rather than as it really is in-itself, independently of human consciousness… To cut a long story short let us recall Kant and simply say this: The things-in-themselves can always be thought, but can never be known in any form other than they are for us, we humans, we animals and we the plants…
Now, we know that according to Plato time doesn’t really exist and that it is merely a representation of the real, an image of eternity beyond life as we live it… Needless to say it is the human finitude, the fact of mortality that produces human subjects as beings in time. The change of seasons, for instance, signifies the passage of time for humans, but this is an illusion, because the change of seasons doesn’t mean anything for the universe itself, it signifies the passage of time only for mortal human consciousness… For nature and the universe as they are in-themselves it’s business as usual in a never ending circular movement, a continuity in change within itself ad infinitum… Never mind the clocks, time outside of capital is itself eternal, and once you break the vicious cycle of capitalist axiomatics you shall yourself become immortal, for then you will have also broken out of the dialectics of time and capital, therefore transcending this mortal, all too mortal life imposed upon you by the pre-dominant order of being…
It’s odd how things at rest are moving,
and my eye cannot see it, yet believes it;
now if the resting object is in motion,
is there a place of rest beyond its moving?
And yet old Zeno gave us his paradox,
which as one would have it tells us
that all motion is strictly impossible.
Is this old Greek’s philosophy pure madness?
Now to illustrate such a weird philosophy,
he had a tortoise race Achilles. Now
as we all know Achilles was a Prince
who was fleet and fast, a Greek
who could run faster than all other Greeks;
the tortoise being a tortoise could hardly move,
but in this race he added space so fast
between himself and Achilles that the man
who was so fast could not outpace him,
and was defeated for the simple reason
that his logic was all wrong in thinking
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All your data, all your base... This study is a venture into the relationship between humanities/social sciences and the emerging technologies such as the software programs extracting and analysing Big Data in all its complexity. The name given to these complex data sets constituted by an inordinate measure of raw data intense in variety, massive... Continue Reading →
“Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze” metni daha önce Gonzo Corpus’un 5. sayısı olan “Varoluşun O Karanlık Dehlizi: Ölüm” içinde yer almıştı. Metnin gözden geçirilip, eklemelerle zenginleştirilmiş bu versiyonu Kült Gonzo Corpus Kitapları’nın ilk parçası olarak okura sunuluyor. Bilen bilir, bilmeyen öğrenir şeklinde düşünecek olursak diyebiliriz ki Deleuze‘ün tüm felsefesi insanın yaşayabileceklerini çoğaltmaya yönelikti. Buna insan... Continue Reading →
Event Date: 8 November 2013 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA The London Graduate School and CRMEP in association with Art & Philosophy @ Central Saint Martins present: A Symposium on Resistance Launch of Howard Caygill’s latest book “On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance” The London Graduate School and CRMEP... Continue Reading →
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 →
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Includes “links to a number of translations of F. Laruelle’s that have been posted in the past year or so, just to cross-wire the translation interests along with Fractal Ontology.”
Intro to Textual Machines,
The Transcendental Computer: A Non-philosophical Utopia,
Badiou and Non-Philosophy: a Parallel,
The Concept of an Ordinary Ethics or Ethics Founded in Man,
The Concept of Generalized Analysis or of ‘Non-Analysis’,
Who Are Minorities and How To Think Them?
- Short note on Laruelle’s Anti-Badiou
- Hot off the Press: A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature
- Critical thoughts on meditation, Literature and the Capitalist Subject
- Reading Alain Badiou’s “Being and Event” 3: Badiou and the Thesis That Philosophy and Ontology are “Separate”
- Women in Philosophy vs. Feminist Philosophy
- Schelling’s Spaces (pt 2)
- What is philosophy and does it have a future?
- Ancient & Medieval Philosophy: Introduction
- Philosopher’s Annual: Ten Best Papers of 2012
- Non-Philosophy in Translation
I wanted to let everyone know that two of Laruelle’s books (Dictionary of Non-Philosophy) (Philosophy and Non-Philosophy) are now in print and available to order. Univocal has done a great job in getting both of these books out in rapid succession, and the mirror fractal images of the covers just makes the pair the ultimate accessory :).
The Dictionary has been fully revised, and there’s a new introduction by the author included, along with his essay on the non-philosophical dictionary. All in all, it’s infinitely better than the PDF dictionary, which is outmoded and incomparably inferior.
I also wanted to link to a number of translations of F. Laruelle’s that I have posted in the past year or so, just to cross-wire the translation interests along with Fractal Ontology, my original conduit and channel for my translation-inspirations.
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2007 yılında Pier Paolo Pasolini üzerine verdiği Yıkım, Olumsuzlama, Çıkarma (Destruction, Negation, Subtraction) adlı bir seminerde direnmenin, mevcut düzene isyan etmenin en doğal hak olmanın da ötesinde bir sorumluluk olduğunu söyleyen, fakat direnişin farklı formlarda tezahür eden bir yapıya sahip olması sebebiyle dikkat edilmesi gereken bazı hususlar bulunduğunun da altını çizen Alain Badiou'nun amacı, olumsuzlamanın... Continue Reading →
…τη στιγμή που βλέπει ο ένας τον άλλον, το βλέμμα σφραγίζει τη συνάντηση, και αυτό είναι ανεξίτηλο! Αλλά ο έρωτας δε μπορεί να αναχθεί στη συνάντηση, γιατί είναι μια κατασκευή. Το αίνιγμα του στοχασμού στον έρωτα είναι το ερώτημα αυτής της διάρκειας που εκπληρώνει. Κατά βάθος το πιο ενδιαφέρον σημείο δεν είναι το ερώτημα της... Continue Reading →
Raymond Brassier Universities & Education Event Date Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:00pm EDT — Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT About Raymond Brassier is a philosopher and a translator of Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux. Author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction and a participant in the original “Speculative Realism” conference, he will discuss what... Continue Reading →