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LARUELLE’S NON-MARXISM: on the way to a democratic pluralism of thought

(Expanded version of my review of Laruelle’s INTRODUCTION TO NON-MARXISM) Contrary to recent attempts to characterise Laruelle’s style by highlighting its innovative syntax, supposedly dictated by the « syntax of the real », I must object that Laruelle’s syntax is, for the … Lire la suite

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Bookending the crisis of modernity: Latour is finishing what Nietzsche mistakenly started

Initialement publié sur Christopher Watkin :
I’m currently writing the final chapter of The Human Remains, addressing Bruno Latour’s modes of existence project and work on Gaia in relation to Serres, Malabou, Meillassoux and Badiou’s accounts of the human. It’s all hands to…

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Badiou on Speculative Realism

Initialement publié sur Speculative Heresy :
Badiou was kind enough to have 30min one-on-one sessions with students who requested them. I decided to conduct a short interview of sorts following from his celebratory comments regarding Speculative Realism and some of the…

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Towards a Comprehensive Michel Serres primary bibliography (2): prefaces, edited books and book chapters

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Here is the second instalment of the comprehensive Michel Serres primary bibliography: prefaces, edited books and book chapters/sections. As before, if you spot a mistake or an omission please let me know and I will…

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Towards a Comprehensive Michel Serres primary bibliography (1): single-authored and co-written books

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I’m continuing work on the Michel Serres project and am currently compiling a primary bibliography,  filmography, and list of TV appearances. Blimey, he’s written a lot! I have synthesized the bibliographies provided by Steven Connor,…

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QUANTUM ALLEGORIES AND LEXICAL LITANIES: on some difficulties in reading François Laruelle

I find Laruelle’s non-philosophy very interesting, and his non-standard philosophy even more so, but I absolutely reject the mystique that has been thrown up around his ideas, one that he himself cultivates. Laruelle is guilty of a double standard: while … Lire la suite

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BADIOU AGINST SCIENTISM AND RELIGIONISM: traversing anti-philosophy

In LOGICS OF WORLDS Badiou tells us: « the traversal of the antiphilosophy of Lacan still remains a necessary exercise for those who are breaking free from the reactive convergences of religion and of scientism » (page 523, translation modified by me). … Lire la suite

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COMMENTS ON BADIOU’S LETTER TO DELEUZE

This is just one letter from a whole series of correspondence between the two, but Deleuze forbade the publication of his own responses, fearing the epistolary dialogue had made his thought too abstract. In DELEUZE THE CLAMOR OF BEING Badiou … Lire la suite

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BADIOU’S LETTER TO DELEUZE

A letter from Alain Badiou to Gilles Deleuze, first published in Libération, 07-11-95. Translation by Terence Blake. « I would like to resume, today, the parallel between you and Heidegger that I was sketching in my last letter. 1) A crucial … Lire la suite

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BRUNO LATOUR ET STEPHEN HAWKING: la déconstruction et le retour du sujet

Dès le début du projet de Bruno Latour et de son enquête sur les modes d’existence j’ai objecté qu’il n’y a pas de place explicite pour l’individuation du sujet individuel et collectif dans AIME (le système ontologique proposé par Latour), … Lire la suite

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