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DELEUZE WITHOUT RETURN

Many readers of Deleuze project a false unity over his philosophical evolution, behaving as if he never changed his views. A particularly persistent perspective reads the whole work in terms of DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION and LOGIC OF SENSE, ignoring the … Lire la suite

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IS PHILOSOPHY PROBLEM-SOLVING?: A « Badiousian » reply

There is a very interesting discussion on THE DAILY NOUS around the post Are History’s “Greatest Philosophers” All That Great? My concern is less with the answer than with the way of conceiving the question. My own reply is not … Lire la suite

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NON-ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY or Deleuze and Zombies

The question is ever more frequently asked « Can philosophy exist outside the academy? » It is asked sometimes sincerely, sometimes disingenuously. Yet these « non-academic », or perhaps it is better to say « non-institutionally based », philosophers already exist and are able to flourish … Lire la suite

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FROM TRIBAL SHAMAN TO GAIATIC MONADOLOGIST: John David Ebert’s ART AFTER METAPHYSICS

I got very excited when I read some extracts of this book and watched the promotional videos on youtube, so I ordered it on Amazon. As I was very eager to begin, I did not want to wait, so I … Lire la suite

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GRAHAM HARMAN’S REPLY TO ANDREW COLE

Andrew Cole’s very interesting critique of Graham Harman’s OOO can be found here. Harman gave a very unsatisfactory reply, pretending that his reply to Alexander Galloway had covered the more substantial points. His reply begins by mocking a quip by … Lire la suite

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NOT AN OOO POST: Mickleburgh on architecture and a hybridized reality

This is a very interesting blog post by Elliott Mickleburgh on « Speculative Engineering: The architecture, philosophy and Internet art of a hybridized reality ». The article analyses and celebrates the interfacing and integration of matter and data, of actual and virtual, … Lire la suite

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SOME MEMORIES OF DELEUZE’S CINEMA SEMINARS

I attended Deleuze’s seminar from November 1981 to June 1986, i.e. his classes on the cinema and on Foucault.  When I went to the first class I was surprised by how few people there were. I had previously attended his … Lire la suite

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LIVED DIGITAL PHILOSOPHY: an experiment in pluralism

The ontological and existential underpinnings of the blog AGENT SWARM are described in their generality. Five criteria for evaluating recent Continental philosophy are proposed: pluralism, diachronicity, testability, apophaticism, and democracy. Feyerabend, Deleuze, Badiou, Zizek, Stiegler, and Latour are shown to … Lire la suite

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POST-BADIOUSIAN HOAXOLGY

Badiou’s philosophy as expressed in his books BEING AND EVENT and LOGICS OF WORLDS is an impressive work in progress of pluralist philosophy. There are some major points that I disagree with, but the work as a whole is full … Lire la suite

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FIFTY SHADES OF BADIOU: is fan philo-fiction a genre?

NOTES ON THE BADIOU STUDIES HOAX Like many people I think that hoaxes can be a sign of intellectual vitality and social health. In Maoist terms: Let a thousand hoaxes bloom! I would argue further that many philosophers, including Badiou, … Lire la suite

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