Archives mensuelles : novembre 2012

OOO AND DE-NOETISATION: on counterfactual foam

Graham Harman’s recent « counterfactual criticism » of an abstract for a future talk by Anthony Paul Smith on Laruelle’s difference from Speculative realism is no mere anecdotal example of the rather sad elucubrations of Harman trying to mimic a philosophical discussion. … Lire la suite

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TEACH THE CONTROVERSY: Graham Harman on the Intelligent Design of Abstracts

Graham Harman is known for his original contributions to literary and philosophical criticism. He has now pushed his technique of « counter-factual criticism » to a new level by offering a model criticism of an abstract of a future lecture on the … Lire la suite

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BERNARD STIEGLER ON CONTRIBUTIVE ECONOMY

Video of the talk: My translation:

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OF NAUGHTS AND KNOTS: On Transgression and Entanglement

Between naughts and knots there is some sort of rhythmic pulsation. Naughty is the transgression out, doing what you are not supposed to be doing, as if you could move directly back to what you should. Knotty is the singular … Lire la suite

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SPEAKING DIFFERENTLY: AGENT SWARM PODCAST

Link to new podcast: http://agentswarmpodcast.wordpress.com/ RATIONALE: For a while now I have been getting fed up with my habitual way of expressing myself (a habit by the way that didn’t exist 2 years ago, where my decades-lasting habit was rather … Lire la suite

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Paul Catanu maintains an interesting philosophical blog. He seems to have abandonned an earlier blog with the promising title: BETWEEN ONTOLOGY AND POLITICS, with a very interesting programmatic statement on the ONTOLOGY OF THE IMAGE.

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BERNARD STIEGLER ON CINEMA

New talk by Bernard Stiegler on Cinema: « Beginning with well-known proposition that the cinema serves as the perfect enactment of Plato’s cave, I would like to examine in this paper the question of transcendental cinema, returning to the problems that … Lire la suite

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ON NOT BEING ABLE TO ELIMINATE ELIMINATIVISM: A Plea for Pluralist Heuristics

Deleuze thought that we were moving towards a new configuration that would involve the release of the forces contained up to now in the human form as one particular organisation of these forces dependent on a particular state of the … Lire la suite

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AGAINST SEMANTIC ENTRAPMENT

Scott Bakker says in a very intereting blog post: “Everything is broken all the way down”, which sounds good to me. I formulate it as “pluralism in a world of becomings” but that’s just because I like Feyerabend and Deleuze, … Lire la suite

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A ONE-SIDED DEBATE IS NOT A MONOLOGUE: Charity towardsTouchy and Edgy Intercesseurs

I think that the problem with affective reactions is not so much their static characterisation (as touchy or charitable) but their orientation. If someone is « edgy and takes offense easily » this can lead to a reaction of closure (eg. « Thus, … Lire la suite

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