Archives mensuelles : juin 2013

UNLEASHING THE DOGS (2): SYMPATHY FOR THE MEAT

Deleuze, we have seen, had sympathy for the plight of the dog, and found a relation with his own state attached, as by a leash, to an oxygen tank. More generally, he found that this proximity to dogs is the … Lire la suite

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UNLEASHING THE DOGS (1): Oedipal domesticity versus beasts of the wilderness

James Hillman tells us a story that illustrates the ambiguity of dogs (but such is the case for any animal) in Deleuze’s bestiary: « once we humans and the animals were all together in a peaceable kingdom, until slowly a rift … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE, DOGS, AND SCHIZOS

An interesting article citing memorabilia from François Dosses book « Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Intersecting Lives »: http://critical-theory.com/deleuze-guattari-biography/ I see no negative material. Unless being afraid of psychotics and their unpredictable dramatic behaviour is contemptible. I myself teach English in a … Lire la suite

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CO-CITATION NETWORKS: It takes two to co-cite

Somebody who I will not cite asked me in a blog (that I will not cite) comment thread (ditto) not to cite my own blog on the said blog’s comment thread. I did not realise at the time that he … Lire la suite

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HARMAN’S « REALISM »: Time is unreal, and so is just about everything else

Graham Harman proclaims that his philosophy is realist, when it is one of the most thoroughgoingly anti-realist philosophies imaginable. Time is unreal, but so is every common sense object and every physical object. All declared to be « utter shams ». « Space », … Lire la suite

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DOES SCIENTISM EXIST?

In a recent post by Mohan Matthen there are so many quotation marks that I am uncertain as to his own view on a purported « self-aggrandizing ideology of scientism ». As someone who has put a lot of effort into criticising … Lire la suite

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HARMAN’S ANTI-REALISM ABOUT TIME

Graham Harman has given us a short, lucid account of his philosophy in THE THIRD TABLE. It is clear from his account in this book that « time » in the common sense and in the scientific acceptions does not exist, that … Lire la suite

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PRACTICING THE PHARMAKON: On the Algorithm of the Thick Skin

I have had a long experience of my comments and interventions disappearing or being unnoticed because juxtaposed to comments from « more important » interlocutors, or of being deliberately ignored. So I have taken the step that everything I write on blogs, … Lire la suite

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MORE ON MY STUPIDITY or you’re so vain I bet you think this post is about you

In a fit of combative zeal, trying to defend someone who I mistakenly took to be an underdog, I directed a harangue at Eric Schliesser, who I humbly apologise to and hope forgives my outburst. I publish my commentt here, … Lire la suite

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I MYSELF AM SOMETIMES STUPID

Jon Cogburn has provided some context for the comment of his that I criticised: « Terence, I don’t disagree with anything you write here. My more substantive critique of Zabala are on the other thread: http://www.newappsblog.com/2013/06/policing-meaning-and-eavesdropping-on-being.html. Here’s my story. When I … Lire la suite

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