Monthly Archives: September 2016

BRUNO LATOUR, IRONY AND IMAGISM

Lacan’s concept of the “imaginary” does not exhaust the register of images but represents only one particular regime of that register. This insight underlies Deleuze’s cinema books, which continue, in sublimated form, the critique of Lacanian psychoanalysis that is contained … Continue reading

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ON THE DANGERS OF SELF-CLONING: overcoming Laruelle’s scientism

Laruelle constantly claims scientific status for his non-philosophy but is unable to respect his own criteria or satisfy even the vaguest criteria of scientificity. Conclusion Laruellean non-philosophy is pseudo-science: https://terenceblake.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/non-philosophy-as-pseudo-science/. However, non-Laruellean non-philosophy can overcome that defect: https://terenceblake.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/on-non-laruellian-non-philosophy/ https://terenceblake.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/non-laruellean-non-philosophy-a-pluralist-supplementation/ https://terenceblake.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/non-laruellean-non-philosophydeleuze-badiou-zizek-latour-stengers-feyerabend-serres-lyotard-haraway/Continue reading

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NON-PHILOSOPHY AS PSEUDO-SCIENCE

Landzek has responded to my last post with a long meditation stemming from his own research, which draws on other sources and experiences than mine. I think however that we agree on two interrelated points 1) the contradiction between Laruelle’s … Continue reading

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CLEARING THE GROUND (1): Laruelle’s rearview mirror

Laruelle: the mountain of jargon that gives birth to a mouse of common knowledge. One of the evolutions of my thought on this blog is the passage from a relatively favorable attitude to Laruelle to a great disappointment. This evolution … Continue reading

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BLOGOS SYNOPTICON: six years of philosophical blogging

The blog AGENT SWARM has existed for a little over six years. There is a great coherence in my blogging over this period. My constant theme has been epistemological and ontological pluralism. In fact, pluralism has been my concern for … Continue reading

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SCIENTISM AND SELF-SOKALISATION

Scotty to Kirk: Captain, we’ll just put the OOOotron in the neo-Sellarsian tesseract and reverse the de-inferentialisation of the Brandomions. With any luck the Sokalian drive will hold out. You would not know it from most discussions for and against … Continue reading

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POETIC BLOGGING AND THE READER’S NEED

Sometimes I get strange reactions to my posts, comments and replies that have more to do with the reader’s need to express themselves or to provoke a response on my part than with anything that I have actually written. I … Continue reading

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