Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü: Kitab-ı Nihil ve Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Zamanın uçurumundan ve ötesindeki karanlıktan başka ne görüyorsunuz? - William Shakespeare Kanlı bir yumurta sarısı. Bir çarşafa yayılan yanmış bir delik. Herkesi açmakla tehdit eden öfkeli bir gül. - May Svvenson Dipsiz bir uçurumun içine baktığınız zaman, o da sizin içinize bakar. - Friedrich Nietzsche Baktıkça bakıyorsunuz kendinize, Yetişir! Bu da hiç konuşmayan adam yapıyor … Continue reading Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü: Kitab-ı Nihil ve Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to … Continue reading Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

Slavoj Zizek on Freedom, Unfreedom, the Possible and the Impossible (Video)

"This logic of death-drive repetition as a matter of surface, deployed by Deleuze in his Difference and Repetition, is to be opposed to the Bataillean notion of violent transgression as the act of tearing-apart the cobweb of appearances and forcing one’s way into the raw heart of the Real, of its palpitating flesh. Recall the … Continue reading Slavoj Zizek on Freedom, Unfreedom, the Possible and the Impossible (Video)

Altering the Supposedly Predestined Future: Utopia as Method, Structure, and Process

| Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Hazel (English - GB) “It is easier, someone once said, to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism: and with that the idea of a revolution overthrowing capitalism seems to have vanished.” ~ Fredric Jameson, An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army. … Continue reading Altering the Supposedly Predestined Future: Utopia as Method, Structure, and Process

Ebediyet Edebiyatından Aşkın Ölümsüz Öznesine Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

2007 yılında Pier Paolo Pasolini üzerine verdiği Yıkım, Olumsuzlama, Çıkarma (Destruction, Negation, Subtraction) adlı bir seminerde direnmenin, isyan etmenin elbette ki en doğal hak 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 değil, olumlamanın önce geldiği bir … Continue reading Ebediyet Edebiyatından Aşkın Ölümsüz Öznesine Bazı Aşkınsal Ahkâmlar

Kantian Reflections on Science, Metaphysics, and the Future of Time: Situating Kant’s Spatio-Temporal Modalities of Being and Thought in Contemporary Philosophy and Neuroscience

Inferential Rationality 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[1] and Hume[2] he aimed at situating the subject within the limits of what can be known by rational human beings. The Kantian subject … Continue reading Kantian Reflections on Science, Metaphysics, and the Future of Time: Situating Kant’s Spatio-Temporal Modalities of Being and Thought in Contemporary Philosophy and Neuroscience

Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

| Download as PDF | | Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Amy (English – GB) 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 … Continue reading Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou

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 ∅

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

Diyalektiğin Limitleri ve Fenomenler Dünyasının Ötesi: Olmayan’ın Gölgesinde Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Namevcudiyetin Ontolojisi Güneş her gün yeni...  ~ Heraklitus Kitab-ı Nihil ve Post-Nihilistik Spekülasyonlar gündoğumları ve günbatımları boyunca yazılıp nihayete erdikten ve neticede Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü adını taşıyan tek bir kitaba dönüştükten çok kısa bir süre sonra, sözünü ettiğimiz bu kitaba aynı zamanda hem bir önsöz hem de bir sonsöz niteliği taşıması niyetiyle kaleme alınan bu yazı, Alain Badiou, Michel Henry, Gilles Deleuze ve François … Continue reading Diyalektiğin Limitleri ve Fenomenler Dünyasının Ötesi: Olmayan’ın Gölgesinde Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Slavoj Žižek On 9/11: New Yorkers faced the fire in the minds of men

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 Slavoj Žižek On 9/11: New Yorkers faced the fire in the minds of men