Monthly Archives: June 2012

TRANSLATION OF BERNARD STIEGLER’S SEMINAR: The Dialectic from Dialogue to Analysis

This is a translation of the second half of Stiegler’s third class. It discusses a change in the meaning of the dialectic, and the triumph of synchronic order over diachronic processes of individuation. Here:03 third class seminar 2012 part 2 … Continue reading

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TRANSLATION OF BERNARD STIEGLER’S SEMINAR: The Insufficency of Deconstruction

This is a translation of the first part of Stiegler’s third class. It discusses Derrida, Deleuze, and the limits of deconstruction in relation to Plato’s PHAEDRUS and REPUBLIC. 03 third class of seminar 2012 part 1 or here:

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FEYERABEND ET LATOUR: la portée cognitive de la religion

En attendant le nouveau livre de Bruno Latour, ENQUETES SUR LES MODES D’EXISTENCE, à paraître en septembre 2012, je voudrais examiner quelques points de convergence et de divergence entre la pensée de Latour et celle de Feyerabend. NB: Je suis … Continue reading

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TRANSLATION OF BERNARD STIEGLER’S SEMINAR (1): From Nicholas Carr to Plato

As I explained in a previous post, I have been following Bernard Stiegler’s online seminar on re-reading Plato’s REPUBLIC and PHAEDRUS in relation to tne new digital technologies that are revolutionising our lives. Stiegler has kindly consented to my publishing … Continue reading

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ON PERFORMATIVE ONTOLOGY

Originally posted on Perverse Egalitarianism:
Certain realists (or, rather, “realists”) simply proclaim what the world is like, what it consists of, what sort of stuff is real (or, rather, “real”) – without even a hint of argumentation or even decency…

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Bernard Stiegler and The Internet: On the Shadow of the Enlightenment

Bernard Stiegler is one of the most interesting philosophers alive today and his recent work concerns the creation of a neuro-politics. Stiegler is now thinking about the problems posed by the power and the impact of digital technologies, and is … Continue reading

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FEYERABEND ON MACH’S ONTOLOGY: Elements and Relations

Ernst Mach is often seen as a precursor of the logical positivists, an exponent of the idea that “things” are logical constructions built up out of the sensory qualities that compose the world, mere bundles of sensations. He would thus … Continue reading

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