Monthly Archives: July 2011


This is what I’m reading now, to get some idea of the whole Graham Harman – Quentin Meillassoux axis: Advertisements

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Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars A classic vision of a post-apocalyptic world in which the lacunary remains of our dead culture’s knowledge have been piously hoarded and conserved by monks … Continue reading

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Diffusion des cours deMichel Onfray depuis hier: “Du 25 JUILLET au 26 AOUT 2011 à 19h sur France Culture. Comme chaque été, France Culture vous propose les conférences de Michel Onfray données au Théâtre d’Hérouville st Clair (Comédie de Caen, CDN … Continue reading

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William Connolly et l’ontologie du devenir

Un des noms pour la constellation théorique qui m’intéresse me vient d’Andrew Pickering, le philosophe et sociologue des sciences, qui parle de l’élaboration par l’intelligence collective d’une “ontologie du devenir”. J’en ai parlé dans plusieurs entrées de ce blog, par … Continue reading

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Charles Spinosa and One-Dimensional Pluralism

When I first read Charles Spinosa’s blog post on the reception of ALL THINGS SHINING: I was quite impressed: it is clear, well-presented, confident, didactic, univocal. However, I was disturbed by its one-sidedness, a defect that is not present … Continue reading

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DELEUZE & DAVID FOSTER WALLACE: Further thoughts on Dreyfus and Kelly’s reading of “This is Water”

Dreyfus and Kelly, in “All Things Shining”, give several examples of  an ethical problem: What is the appropriate response to the surging up of a pulse of physis such as a great moment in a football match, a speech by … Continue reading

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Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism and David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water”

I was thinking about Dreyfus & Kelly’s discussion of David Foster Wallace and their analysis of his “nihilism” in “All Things Shining” and trying to formulate what I found wrong with their presentation. Then I came across this post by … Continue reading

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