Archives mensuelles : novembre 2012

LINE OF FLIGHT vs LINE OF DEATH

updated: The excellent blog SCHIZOSOPHY is back after 7 months of silence with a moving meditation published on the anniversary of Deleuze’s death by defenestration.  Heideggerians must have ever-present in their minds the Event of his adhesion to Nazism, it … Lire la suite

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IS ELIMINATIVISM QUESTION-BEGGING? No, it wants answers

Very interesting discussion of naturalism going on at R.Scott Bakker’s blog Three Pound Brain. While I do not know if I fully agree with his eliminativist conclusions I think his methodological reflections are often outstanding. Feyerabend did much to develop … Lire la suite

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ON FOREIGNNESS: EMPIRICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL

I have been a foreigner for 32 years now, and I wonder at what the experience of being a foreigner means as you integrate it into your being, over a long period of what is hopefully adoption and individuation rather … Lire la suite

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BLOG OR BOG? : TO BE TAKEN WITH MODERATION

I put a comment on the SPECULATIVE HERESY blog for the post announcing « Responses to Levi Bryant’s Two Ontologies ». I posted the comment three weeks ago and it is still « awaiting moderation ». How can one get a dialogue going under … Lire la suite

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BILINGUISM AND INDIVIDUATION

A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to have a long conversation with Michel Deguy, the French poet-philosopher. I think I started the discussion on a disagreement (how unlike me!) as I heard him talking about one’s natural … Lire la suite

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FEYERABEND’S « MYSTICISM WITH ARGUMENTS »

Visions of Temporal Accumulation is an interesting new blog by Artxell Knaphni, who tried to enter into dialogue with Levi Bryant over the question of naturalism. Bryant first replied dogmatically and condescendingly, but when Artxell tried to debate the issues … Lire la suite

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BRUNO LATOUR’S TABLE: Cognitive Dissonance and the Limits of Scientism

Bruno Latour writes about the « popularizer…gauping at the multiplicity of worlds of quantum physics » (ENQUÊTE SUR LES MODES D’EXISTENCE, p127, my translation) believing that the common sense world has the simplicity of Euclidean space filled with familiar solid objects. We … Lire la suite

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NATURALISM ENVY: NOSTALGIA FOR THE 70’S

In reply to David Golumbia’s comment: « having read him for a long time, I believe the strategy is: if you occupy every philosophical position (and many mushy non-philosophical positions), you will necessarily have occupied the right one. even a stopped … Lire la suite

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BHASKAR AND NOSTALGIC NATURALISM: BACK TO THE 70’S

In the 70s my philosophy department was dominated by the Althusserians, and one of the big problems they had was how to strengthen and support their realism. Althusser makes a distinction between the theoretical object that is produced by the … Lire la suite

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IS ONTOLOGY MAKING US STUPID?: THE VIDEO

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