Monthly Archives: February 2015

IS TWITTER MAKING US STUPID?

Is Twitter making us stupid? Not necessarily. It all depends on what use you make of the medium. In my own case, I was initially over-enthusiastic and disoriented, which led me to produce a caricature both of my language and … Continue reading

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SUBSUMING LATOUR’S AIME IN A VASTER PLURALISM

I have been a “Feyerabendo-Deleuzian” pluralist for many years, but I am beginning to get interested in Badiou again after long having rejected him, and I am finding his recent ideas quite attractive. I wish to do some work on … Continue reading

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DÉNI DE SYSTÈME: Bruno Latour et la suture de Gaia

On ne peut pas parler en dehors des des jeux du langage. Dans le cas de la philosophie, soit la tentative produit des propos incohérents (non-sens),  soit elle s’appuie de fait sur un jeu de langage implicite (suture). Lorsque Bruno … Continue reading

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EVALUING LATOUR’S AIME: diplomacy, originality, testability, digitality, democracy

DIPLOMACY First let us get rid of a false criterion, that of diplomacy. Latour talks about diplomacy a lot in relation to AIME, and he gives it several incompatible meanings. However, despite the prevalence of this rhetoric there is not … Continue reading

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LEVI BRYANT ON DELEUZE: complete is not entire

Note: I am indebted to a facebook conversation with John Appleby for helping me clarify these ideas. In his reply to Bryan Bannon’s review of ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY, Levi Bryant conflates the concepts of undetermined and indeterminate in Deleuze’s book DIFFERENCE AND … Continue reading

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ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY: review of a review of a review

Bryan Bannon reviews Levi Bryant’s ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY here. Levi Bryant reviews that review here. I am now reviewing Bryant’s review. So it goes. Bryant seems to think Bannon’s review is “generally positive”. It is in fact quite damning in its content … Continue reading

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Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS (1): Seminar 24 October 2012

This is the first course in Badiou’s seminar devoted to the elaboration of a projected third volume to BEING AND EVENT, provisionally entitled THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS. The seminar begins with a revision of Badiou’s definition of truth: This allows … Continue reading

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