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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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: 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Dark Chemistry > Alien Manifesto: The Interrogation of the Real – Speculations on Realism and Materialism (via Object-Oriented Philosophy)

What we witness in this time is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World turning into Rave New World. A world in which the well known and the so called lines between mind and body, fantasy and reality, nature and culture, organic and inorganic, life and death, are not just blurred, but have completely disappeared. And yet,... Continue Reading →

Collapse Vol. III: Unknown Deleuze [+ Speculative Realism] Now available to download for free (via Speculative Heresy)

Word from Urbanomic that Volume III of Collapse has sold out and is now available for free online. It includes the much-cited original Speculative Realism conference. Find it here. via Speculative Heresy Collapse III contains explorations of the work of Gilles Deleuze by pioneering thinkers in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, music and architecture. In... Continue Reading →

Accelerationism (via Total Assault On Culture)

Notes on Accelerationism Goldsmiths, University of London, 14th September 2010 feat. Mark Fisher, Ray Brassier, Benjamin Noys, Alex Andrews, Nick Srnicek, Alex Williams Introduction (Mark Fisher): Brief introduction to Nick Land’s theory of accelerationism, alluding to Fanged Noumena, his forthcoming collected writings, which draws on Deleuze and Gautarri’s Anti-Oedipus and Lytoard’s Libidinal Economy. Mark Fisher:... Continue Reading →

Accelerationism

Accelerationism "But which is the revolutionary path? Is there one? – To withdraw from the world market, as Samir Amin advises Third World Countries to do, in a curious revival of the fascist “economic solution”? Or might it be to go in the opposite direction? To go further still, that is, in the movement of... Continue Reading →

Thinking the Absolute (via Larval Subjects.)

This is a ways off yet, but it should be a terrific event: Call for Papers: International Conference of the Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion Thinking the Absolute: Speculation, Philosophy and the End of Religion June 29th – July 1st 2012 Liverpool Hope University, UK Keynote Speakers to include Catherine Malabou, Iain Hamilton Grant... Continue Reading →

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