Being, Non-Being and Becoming Non-Identical of the Subject as ∅

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 Being, Non-Being and Becoming Non-Identical of the Subject as ∅

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Quentin Meillassoux’s Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction out there now from Univocal

Univocal Publishing ISBN/Code: 9781937561482 Description Details Author Bio Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction by Quentin Meillassoux Imagining a fiction where science is impossible. "In Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction, Quentin Meillassoux addresses the problem of chaos and of the constancy of natural laws in the context of literature. With his usual argumentative rigor, he elucidates the distinction … Continue reading Quentin Meillassoux’s Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction out there now from Univocal

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

Değişim ve Yaratıcılık Mefhumlarına İlişkin Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

Deleuze'ün tüm felsefesi insanın yaşayabileceklerini çoğaltmaya yönelikti. Buna insan bilincini genişletme çabası da diyebiliriz aslında. Ama Deleuze'ün kendinden öncekilerden farkı, genişleme için öncelikle kasılmak gerektiği yönündeki saptamasından ileri geliyordu. O, Schelling'e dayanan doğa felsefesinin merkezine genleşip-daralan bir madde yerleştirmişti. Böylelikle statik merkez kavramını akışkan bir şeyle doldurarak içten çökertmek suretiyle ortadan kaldırabileceğini düşünüyordu. Beş duyumuzun … Continue reading Değişim ve Yaratıcılık Mefhumlarına İlişkin Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

How to Squeeze an Entire Universe into Three Seconds or Less: An Answer to ‘Brassier’s Problem’

"The discovery that a number of people are not only mining the problematic that obsessed me when I was a graduate student, but actually homing in on the same family of texts that I had gravitated to has… well, to put it honestly, convinced me that maybe I’m not so crazy after all. I’m not … Continue reading How to Squeeze an Entire Universe into Three Seconds or Less: An Answer to ‘Brassier’s Problem’

Olayın Kazandığı Son Derece Komplike Boyut

Zaman zaman hepimizin nefretimize yenik düşüp sonradan pişman olacağımız eylemlere giriştiğimiz muhakkak olmuştur. Haset, kıskançlık, garez gibi duyguların üstesinden gelinmesi en zor duygulardan olduğu, aklın bu tür duygular karşısında çoğu zaman çaresiz kalıp yenik düştüğü bilinen bir gerçektir. Yaşadığımız dünya göz önünde bulundurulduğunda bazen insanın akılcı düşünceyi bir kenara itip her ne pahasına olursa olsun … Continue reading Olayın Kazandığı Son Derece Komplike Boyut

Kant-Hegel-Deleuze-Zizek Dörtgeni İçinden Çıkarak Doğanın Sonsuzluğunun İçkin Olduğu Aşkınsal Bir Anlam Dünyası Yaratan Transendental Materyalizm’in Ölümsüz Öznesi Schelling

Spekülatif Realizm ve Transendental Materyalizm Evrenin merkezinin dünya olmaktan ziyade güneş olduğunu iddia eden Kopernik Devrimi’nin ve aklın sınırları olduğunu, yani bilebileceklerimizin sonsuz olmadığını öne süren Kant’ın öncülüğünde gerçekleşen Aydınlanma hareketinin gözleri kör etmesi kuvvetle muhtemel bir aydınlığa kavuşmakla ne denli derin bir bağlantı içerisinde olduğunu artık hepimiz biliyoruz. Akılcılığın ışıkla ilgisi Kopernik ve Kant’tan … Continue reading Kant-Hegel-Deleuze-Zizek Dörtgeni İçinden Çıkarak Doğanın Sonsuzluğunun İçkin Olduğu Aşkınsal Bir Anlam Dünyası Yaratan Transendental Materyalizm’in Ölümsüz Öznesi Schelling

Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations from Dr. Lawgiverz (3)

If you were to ask me at gunpoint, like Hollywood producers who are too stupid to read books and say, "give me the punchline," and were to demand, "Three sentences. What are you really trying to do?" I would say, Screw ideology. Screw movie analyses. What really interests me is the following insight: if you … Continue reading Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations from Dr. Lawgiverz (3)

Speculations II as a PDF (via Public Praxis)

Download Speculations II as a PDF. Articles Tractatus Mathematico-Politicus – Christopher Norris The Philosopher, the Sophist, the Undercurrent and Alain Badiou – Marianna Papastefanou On the Reality and Construction of Hyperobjects with reference to Class – Levi Bryant Structure, Sense, and Territory – Michael Austin The Anxiousness of Objects – Robert Jackson The Cubist Object … Continue reading Speculations II as a PDF (via Public Praxis)

Graham Harman’s “The Quadruple Object” available on Amazon (via Object-Oriented Philosophy)

 Review In this book we again encounter Harman's voice and the extraordinary force of his theses. Starting from an initial simplicity, they ultimately attain a degree of complexity and fascinating depth- but always step by step, in such a way that the reader is never distracted. (Quentin Meillassoux, Aecole normale superieure, author of After Finitude) … Continue reading Graham Harman’s “The Quadruple Object” available on Amazon (via Object-Oriented Philosophy)

Kendi Hayâllerinin Kurbanları Olarak Slavoj Zizek’in Film Karakterleri

İdeoloji bireylerin gerçek varoluş koşullarıyla kurdukları hayalî ilişkinin bir temsilidir.[1] İflâh olmaz bir komünist olduğu artık herkes tarafından bilinen Slavoj Zizek’e sıklıkla yöneltilen sorulardan birisi de, acil çözüm bekleyen bu kadar çok siyasi sorun varken, neden doğrudan siyasi mücadeleye yönelik yazılar yazmak yerine lâfı uzatıp popüler sinema eleştirisine yöneldiğidir. Zizek’in söz konusu soruyu sormaya cüret … Continue reading Kendi Hayâllerinin Kurbanları Olarak Slavoj Zizek’in Film Karakterleri

Speculations II: Table of Contents Ready (via Hyper tiling)

Articles Tractatus Mathematico-Politicus – Christopher Norris The Philosopher, the Sophist, the Undercurrent and Alain Badiou – Marianna Papastefanou On the Reality and Construction of Hyperobjects with reference to Class – Levi Bryant Structure, Sense, and Territory – Michael Austin The Anxiousness of Objects – Robert Jackson The Cubist Object – Hilan Bensusan On the possibility … Continue reading Speculations II: Table of Contents Ready (via Hyper tiling)

Excision Ethos: Flat Ontology and the Posthuman Object/Subject (via Dark Chemistry)

"Transhumanism for me is like a relationship with an obsessive and very neurotic lover. Knowing it is deeply flawed, I have tried several times to break off my engagement, but each time, it manages to creep in through the back door of my mind." - N. Katherine Hayles"In fact, for me, the facticity, the object … Continue reading Excision Ethos: Flat Ontology and the Posthuman Object/Subject (via Dark Chemistry)

the accursed share: Zizek and Materialism

"Adrian Johnston's newest book, Zizek's Ontology, is an impressive attempt at systematizing Zizek's notoriously hyperactive writing style. Focused on developing a "transcendental materialist theory of subjectivity" - i.e. an ontology capable of accounting for how subjectivity can emerge from an asubjective realm of matter - Johnston places Zizek's work squarely in line with the contemporary … Continue reading the accursed share: Zizek and Materialism

Freedom’s Fairytale? Pt. 3 Narratology, the Ancestral and the Real (via Naught Thought)

Several points in the post are indebted to discussions here and here. Derrida's notion of language play and the purported death of the transcendental signifier seems to have anchored narratology, as it is understood in cultural studies and many veins of literary studies, in the swamp of post-structuralism. Furthermore, the phenomenological and post-Kantian articulation of … Continue reading Freedom’s Fairytale? Pt. 3 Narratology, the Ancestral and the Real (via Naught Thought)

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

Dr Meillassoux, Or How I Learned To Kill An Unconscious God (via Psychoanalysis and Speculative Realism)

There is something fitting about the fact that this post is being written in an internet cafe (a couple of hours before I hit the cinema), with a sense of urgency which - although I've always viewed it as essential to my project here - has thus far been absent from the plodding style of … Continue reading Dr Meillassoux, Or How I Learned To Kill An Unconscious God (via Psychoanalysis and Speculative Realism)

Graham Harman: The Object Smasher; or, the rhetorics of rubble (via Dark Chemistry)

Here is another nice post from Dark Chemistry on Graham Harman as smasher of objects, which he opens with a fine quote from one of my articles on Artaud, Deleuze, will to nothingness and literature. life span of a full moon. Related Articles Standing On The Corner: Reality Bites (echovar.com) Books of the decade in ecocultural … Continue reading Graham Harman: The Object Smasher; or, the rhetorics of rubble (via Dark Chemistry)