Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

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 Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

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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

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

Ray Brassier on the future and what it means to orient oneself toward it (video)

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 Ray Brassier on the future and what it means to orient oneself toward it (video)

Trauma and the Immanence of Eternity

In my previous post I've attempted to trace, clarify and briefly define certain positions and oppositions within the philosophical field today. It is my conviction that at the root of philosophical enquiry lies a series of dialectical relationships between affirmation and negation, transcendence and immanence, reality in-itself and reality for-us, finitude and infinity, being and … Continue reading Trauma and the Immanence of Eternity

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

Üç Silahşörler’in Akla Zarar B Plânı

Buraya kadar yazdıklarımızdan da anlaşılacağı üzere ölümsüzlük bilincine ulaşmak için ölümlülük bilincini son noktasına kadar götürüp tersine dönmesini sağlamak gerektiği aşikârdır. Ölümsüzlük teorimize neşter vurmaya meyilli okuyucularımızın muhtemel sorularını daha sorulmadan anlamsız kılmak için özellikle kaleme aldığımız bu değerli bilgiler de paylaşıldığına göre, herhalde artık anlatıya kalındığı yerden devam edilebilir. Peki ama nerede kalmıştık? Tabii … Continue reading Üç Silahşörler’in Akla Zarar B Plânı

to have done with life (Audio)

vitalism and antivitalism in contemporary philosophy _ zagreb, june 17-19, 2011 * right-click talk-title to download or left-click to stream the mp3-file _ Conference introduction [Petar Milat & Nathan Brown, 15min] _ ***** _ Jason Smith “Parallel Lives: Form-of-Life, Living Labor” [+Williams intro, 49min] _ _ Stephanie Wakefield “‘Dasein is Design’: Form-of-Life, World, Environment” [36min] … Continue reading to have done with life (Audio)

to have done with life: vitalism and antivitalism in contemporary philosophy – zagreb, june 17-19, 2011

Schedule June 17 [Friday] Morning Session 10:00-12:00  Stephanie Wakefield & Jason Smith Wakefield: “Dasein is Design: Form-of-Life, World, Environment” Smith: “Parallel Lives: Form-of-Life, Living Labor” Afternoon Session 14:00 – 16:00 Nathan Brown & Alexi Kukuljevic Brown: “The Lucidity of the Unliving: Crystallography and Inorganic Poetry” Kukuljevic: “Notes on Lifeless Matter” Evening Session 18:00 – 20:00 … Continue reading to have done with life: vitalism and antivitalism in contemporary philosophy – zagreb, june 17-19, 2011

Transcendental Realism (Audio via Deontologistics)

Greetings to all. It’s a bit late for an update, but, as others have already noted (here and here), the Transcendental Realism Workshop that happened last week went very well. I was most pleased with the way the various papers fitted together. A number of important issues recurred throughout the whole day: the relation between … Continue reading Transcendental Realism (Audio via Deontologistics)

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)

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

Ray Brassier interviewed by Marcin Rychter: “I am a nihilist because I still believe in truth.”

KRONOS: 'Nihilism' is one of the most ambiguous philosophical concepts. What is your idea of it? Would you consider yourself a nihilist? Does nihilism totally exclude religion? What about Meillassoux's nihilistic faith fuelled by the inexistence of God? RB: Very simply, nihilism is a crisis of meaning. This crisis is historically conditioned, because what we … Continue reading Ray Brassier interviewed by Marcin Rychter: “I am a nihilist because I still believe in truth.”

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)

FANGED NOUMENA: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1987-2007 Nick Land

FANGED NOUMENA: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1987-2007 Nick Land Forthcoming March 2011 Edited and with an Introduction by Ray Brassier and Robin Mackay Paperback 115x175mm, 560pp. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies ISBN 978-0-9553087-8-9 ADVANCE ORDER ONLINE The magnitude of Nick Land's influence upon contemporary experimental production is yet to be fully comprehended. Whilst Fanged Noumena goes … Continue reading FANGED NOUMENA: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1987-2007 Nick Land