Monthly Archives: August 2015

ON EVENTS IN PHILOSOPHY: Badiou, Feyerabend, and Cavell

Badiou says there are no “events” in philosophy in the strong sense, but only in art, science, politics, and love. Cavell’s lifelong testimony shows that philosophy does intrinsically comport events, and happily so. For Badiou two important factors closely associated … Continue reading

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Philosophers Helping Society

Originally posted on Philosophy Impact:
Whatever the cause of philosophy becoming sidetracked, over the course of the twentieth century philosophers increasingly followed W. V. O. Quine’s path in treating philosophy as a technical exercise of no particular interest to the…

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QUANTUM COLLISIONS: On the incipit to François Laruelle’s NON-STANDARD PHILOSOPHY (revised version)

1) ENTER THE MATRIX “You are entering a zone of “non-philosophy”… For you the philosopher it is a knowledge-collider, for you the physicist it is a conceptual maze – you are in the Matrix” (first sentence, PHILOSOPHIE NON-STANDARD, 7, my … Continue reading

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FOR AND AGAINST LARUELLE

I find Laruelle very interesting, but I absolutely reject the mystique around his ideas, that he himself cultivates, especially under the principle of uniqueness (the idea that he is the only non-philosopher). I think he is guilty of a double … Continue reading

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STIEGLER, “IDEOLOGY”, AND POST-STRUCTURALISM

In his book PHARMACOLOGIE DU FRONT NATIONAL (2013) Bernard Stiegler poses an interesting question: Why did post-structuralism cease to make use of the concept of ideology? This is a good question, in that critical discussion of “ideology” did not entirely … Continue reading

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BADIOU, NEGATION, AND NON-PHILOSOPHY

In a very interesting article, Alain Badiou distinguishes three types or senses of negation: classical, intuitionist, and paraconsistent. Classical negation is strong negation, and obeys both the law of the excluded middle LEM) and the law of non-contradiction (LNC). On … Continue reading

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response to R. Scott Bakker on transcendental phenomenology and BBT

Originally posted on Footnotes2Plato:
Anyone who posits some form of efficacy or constraint outside the natural order on the basis of some kind of interpretation of ‘experience’ has the same argumentative burden to discharge: How do you know? What…

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