Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

A new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams… “Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifest0 for life after capitalism. Against…

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…

Agartha: The Inner World of Immortals

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…

The Prejudice Against Prometheus ~ Alberto Toscano

Whether the dominated think the thoughts of the dominant, or the dominant traduce those of the dominated, a certain affinity between pro- and anti-systemic ideologies is a common feature of discursive contests. Insofar as the forms of our social intercourse are recoded in our theories, this is no surprise. With the declaration that the age…

Letters to a young Comrade (1)

Originally posted on Southern Nights:
Dear Comrade, I know we’ve had this conversation before, and I know you’ve asked me more often than not why the ‘Idea of communism’ matters in such an age as ours. You’ve pointed out that the history of communism has been the history of a great failure. But was it…

Is Everyman an Island?

Islands are either from before or after humankind.[1] ~ Gilles Deleuze  William Golding’s Lord of The Flies is an allegory of the death-drive inherent in human nature. It is a reversal of Ballantyne’s The Coral Island. In direct opposition to The Coral Island in which three young men establish the British culture on an island after their ship sinks in the…

Neuroplasticity Software

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Deterritorialization (via Larval Subjects.)

For many years I’ve been fascinated with Deleuze and Guattari‘s triad of deterritorialization, reterritorialization, and territory. Truth be told, when I first encountered these concepts I was repulsed. I found the language to be trendy and understood “deterritorialization” to refer to some romantic notion of “escape” from a territory. While there are indeed elements of…

Nature, Culture, and Lacan

To have dismantled love in order to become capable of a greater loving. To have dismantled one’s self in order finally to be alone and meet the true double at the other end of the line. A clandestine passenger on a motionless voyage… –– Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 197 According to Lacan a psychoanalysable…

Squaring Nietzsche and Marx: language and capital as social ossification (via Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical theory + philosophy)

Marx’s analysis of production ranks amongst the most thorough and forensic in Western thought, yet for him ‘language’ was a relatively marginal concern. It was theoretically addressed, but not subjected to the kind of interrogation he applied to categories such as labour, money and commodity. Other Marxists addressed language more squarely. An early contribution comes…

The Nietzschean Subject

Nietzsche creates the concept of bad conscience as the generator of illness, which is in turn fed by the illness it generates, giving birth to the man of ressentiment.[1] Nietzsche’s ressentiment is what Melanie Klein calls envy. To be able to see the link between envy/ressentiment and the will to nothingness/the life-death drives, I shall…

Slavoj Zizek – For Egypt, this is the miracle of Tahrir Square

One cannot but note the “miraculous” nature of the events in Egypt: something has happened that few predicted, violating the experts’ opinions, as if the uprising was not simply the result of social causes but the intervention of a mysterious agency that we can call, in a Platonic way, the eternal idea of freedom, justice…

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…

Slavoj Zizek – Why fear the Arab revolutionary spirit?

The western liberal reaction to the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia frequently shows hypocrisy and cynicism…  An Egyptian demonstrator uses his shoe to hit a picture of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images What cannot but strike the eye in the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt is the conspicuous…

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,…

Hickman on The Life Death Drives

Here is S.C. Hickman aka Dark Chemistry’s rather generous and no less rigorous reading of my doctoral dissertation The Life Death Drives… “Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there.”       – Italo Calvino…

The Affirmative Recreators of Our Times After Finitude

The recent developments in electronic music present us with a good example of how the inorganic has become, at least in sound, more organic than the organic. With the rapid development of sound-producing machines it has become possible to create such sounds that while listening to it one feels like there is a living organism…