Archives mensuelles : novembre 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 … Lire la suite

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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, … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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, … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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BADIOU, L’UN, L’INFINI: six thèses

Dans l’ouverture de son séminaire L’INFINI: ARISTOTE, SPINOZA, HEGEL (1984-1985) Badiou liste huit thèses fondamentales concernant l’Un et l’Infini. Trois thèses sont contenues déjà dans L’être et l’événement: « 1. L’Un n’est pas, l’être ne se donne que dans la forme du … Lire la suite

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AGAINST ZIZEK’S NORMALIZATION OF JUNG: Hillman’s non-standard Jung

Zizek has done some excellent work on the middle period of Deleuze’s thought and he has succeeded in integrating important ideas from DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION and LOGIC OF SENSE, but Deleuze’s positive evaluation of Jung remains a blind spot for … Lire la suite

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TRAITS OF THE PLURALIST: non-originality, non-uniqueness, non-totalisation of the other

Zizek often talks as if Deleuze had put forward a post-modern relativism, which he didn’t, and as if he had no arguments against Freud and Lacan, which he did. The unconscious and the dialectic belong to noone. The pluralist reponse … Lire la suite

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