Monthly Archives: November 2016

HARMAN/SWEDENBORG: Zizek is right

In Graham Harman’s OOO real objects are invisible, inaudible, intangible, unimaginable, unknowable and indescribable. There is no method of access to them or way of studying them, no sensible intuition, so Harman relies on his own intellectual intuition. OOO is … Continue reading

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PLURALIST METAPHYSICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMMES: Feyerabend, Deleuze, Laruelle, Zizek, Serres, Stiegler, Badiou, Latour

My long-term philosophical project is the critical analysis of the differing pluralist French Continental philosophies, those of Deleuze, Laruelle, Zizek, Serres, Stiegler, Badiou and Latour, as competing alternative metaphysical research programmes (in the sense proposed by Karl Popper). I describe, … Continue reading

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PETER GREENAWAY’S THE FALLS: from powers of the false to lines of flight

In this article I consider Peter Greenaway’s film THE FALLS as an extended Deleuzian meditation on modes of reception of an Event. I argue that (1) the film deterritorialises the documentary form  with the falsifying narration of responses to an … Continue reading

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L’ONTOLOGIE ABSTRACTIVE DE GRAHAM HARMAN

Texte intégral de mon article publié dans un numéro spécial de la revue PHILOSOPHIQUE consacré à l’œuvre de Mehdi Belhaj Kacem:

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ON NOT TAKING LATOUR LITERALLY

Best comment S. Zito “The press takes Trump literally but not seriously supporters take him seriously but not literally.” — AIME (@AIMEproject) 10 novembre 2016 I think this distinction between seriously and literally has more general import, and I am … Continue reading

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BADIOU’S IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS: arguments 2012-2017

1) Alain Badiou, Argument Seminar 2012-2013: “In BEING AND EVENT, published in 1988, I proposed a new theory (at least I think it is…) concerning the triplet of being, the subject and truth. It was a matter of showing that, … Continue reading

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BADIOU, THE ONE, THE INFINITE: eight theses

In the introduction to his seminar L’INFINI: ARISTOTE, SPINOZA, HEGEL (1984-1985) Badiou lists eight fundamental theses concerning the concepts of the One and the Infinite. Three are contained in BEING AND EVENT (1988) : “1. The One is not, being … Continue reading

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