Monthly Archives: December 2015

PERFORMANCE AS INDIVIDUATION: creating your own space

You will get no satisfying answers to questions about Laruelle’s dogmatic, nostalgic, monistic, reductionist side from any of the official Anglophone Laruelleans, because each of them sutures their individual version of (non-)philosophy to one particular language (politics, psychoanalysis, religion, art, … Continue reading

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(DÉ-)CONSTRUIRE LE PLURALISME

J’ai crée ce blog il y a cinq ans, dans le but de compléter et d’élargir mon dialogue intellectuel. C’est un journal philosophique, un carnet de notes consacré à la contemporanéité philosophique, et spécialisé dans les domaines de l’ontologie et … Continue reading

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ANATHEM, PLATO, RORTY

In Neal Stephenson’s ANATHEM the two main factions are the Procians, who are Wittgensteinian (one can also think of Feyerabend and Rorty) in outlook, and the Protans, who are Platonists (despite the great difference between a physical and a mathematical … Continue reading

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DAWKINS AND FRENCH PHILOSOPHY: the MOTE is moot

Richard Dawkins has to choose: is he criticising French philosophers like Deleuze and Guattari, or merely wrong-headed Anglophone devotees? The Sokal hoax proves nothing about Deleuze and Guattari’s work, but only about the micro-sociology of the American post-modern humanities industry. There … Continue reading

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EXPLAINING A SENTENCE BY GUATTARI

Richard Dawkins wrote a very eulogious review of Sokal and Bricmont’s INTELLECTUAL IMPOSTURES, which criticises recent French philosophy, a subject that Dzwkins knows nothing about. Let’s begin with Dawkin’s first quote, taken from Guattari’s late work CHAOSMOSIS: We can clearly … Continue reading

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OBSTACLES TO UNDERSTANDING RECENT FRENCH PHILOSOPHY

Let’s take the example of Guattari’s “garish” sentence quoted by Dawkins from Sokal and Bricmont’s book: We can clearly see that there is no bi-univocal correspondence between linear signifying links or archi-writing, depending on the author, and this multireferential, multi-dimensional … Continue reading

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FEYERABEND AND BADIOU

Feyerabend and Badiou agree on many fundamental ideas. For example, for both knowledge and method belong to the domain of representation, although “truth” in Badiou’s sense does not. Truth is knowledge in the making, and there is no method there, … Continue reading

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