Archives mensuelles : février 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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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BADIOU AND ANTI-PHILOSOPHY: individuation vs incorporation

Badiou calls « antiphilosophers » thinkers who have a more open and ample thought than his, then reassures himself by incorporating them into his system. One can praise Badiou for his readiness to take these « antiphilosophers » seriously, despite what remains classical in … Lire la suite

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HEUREUX QUI COMME BADIOU (1): le voyage philosophique d’Alain Badiou

HEUREUX QUI COMME BADIOU A FAIT UN BEAU VOYAGE Alain Badiou vient de publier un nouveau livre: MÉTAPHYSIQUE DU BONHEUR RÉEL. Il nous raconte son voyage philosophique, qu’il fait commencer avec son premier livre majeur, la THÉORIE DU SUJET, publié … Lire la suite

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