Monthly Archives: January 2012

Networks And The Obfuscation Of Responsibility

The increasing complexification of networks in our societies leads to a decreasing sense of responsibility due to our inability to map out the causal paths involved in the increasing number of risks taken, and so of more or less catastrophic … Continue reading

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Par-delà la société de contrôle: Cyborgs et Centaures

Quels nouveaux processus de subjectivation sont possibles étant donné l’évolution des technologies informationnelles et l’accroissement continu de leur présence dans nos sociétés post-modernes? L’intégration de plus en plus forte de la subjectivité dans les machines informationnelles pourrait aller jusqu’à l’absorption … Continue reading

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Anamnèse vs Contrôle

Est-ce que la complexification croissante de nos sociétés post-modernes apporte un gain de créativité et de liberté, ou est-ce qu’on entre de plus en plus dans un régime de surveillance et de contrôle. Deleuze en analysent les modalités dans son … Continue reading

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Babich on Schroedinger (and Nietzsche)

Babette Babich has given a brilliant lecture on “Schrödinger and Nietzsche on Life: Eternal Return and the Moment” which fleshes out (quite literally given her discussion of Schroedinger’s amorous practice) the affective portrait of Schroedinger given by Feyerabend. Feyerabend cites … Continue reading

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Sympathy For The Beast: Feyerabend’s Animal Becoming

(This photograph was taken by W.J. Broad and appeared in the article ‘Paul Feyerabend: Science and the Anarchist’, Science vol. 206, 2 Nov 1979). Sometimes we are doing nothing special, living peacefully, cultivating and expressing our individuality – when suddenly … Continue reading

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Xenophanes: From Homer To Plato

In STORIES FROM PAOLINO’S TAPES Feyerabend translates some fragments from Xenophanes, taking care to conserve as much as possible of the original rhythm and style. From Feyerabend’s point of view rhythm and style are just as important as content. He … Continue reading

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Ontology of Becoming vs Normative Intuitions

“Confusionists and superficial intellectuals move ahead while the ‘deep’ thinkers descend into the darker regions of the status quo or, to express it in a different way, they remain stuck in the mud.” Paul Feyerabend, AGAINST METHOD p53 This opposition … Continue reading

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