Monthly Archives: February 2017

DÉ-CATÉGORISER BADIOU: l’amour par d’autres noms

Le générique, ce sont des multiplicités soustraites à tout prédicat, qu’aucun trait commun ne rassemblent. Il avère l’être d’une vérité soustraite aux savoirs, qui sont constitués par une nombre fini de prédicats. Empiriquement la généricité est une question de degré. … Continue reading

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ON “LOVE” AS GENERIC NAME: Badiou de-sufficientised

There is no absolute name for a generic multiplicity, any particular name quickly becomes associated with a predicative multiplicity of which the degree of apparition is greater than the minimum. Badiou has increasingly argued that the actual history of the … Continue reading

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BADIOU SON AMOUR: dépasser les auto-limitations indues

Mon analyse du système spéculatif badiousien m’a amené à la conclusion qu’il contient une dimension empirique qui n’est pas souvent mise en lumière. Cette empiricité, qui est inscrite partout dans le système, se loge dans un grand nombre de ses … Continue reading

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LOVECRAFT NOETIC DREAMER (1): “Hesperia” and immanent Platonism

The most common stereotype concerning H.P. Lovecraft work associates him with the tale of supernatural horror, and with the negative affects of fear, fright, doom, despair, dread, horror, terror, etc. and with a worldview of pessimism or nihilism. However, while … Continue reading

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ONTOLOGICAL PLURALISM: not an ontology and more than a pluralism

Zizek’s critique of object-oriented ontology is part of a more general project, which invites comparison with Laruelle’s expanded non-philosophical project. It involves critiquing and replacing our standard forms of ontology with something related but different that both Zizek and Laruelle … Continue reading

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EXPANDED PHILOSOPHICAL UNIVERSE: Laruelle and philo-fan-fiction

It is by now generally admitted that François Laruelle has never really read Badiou, and in fact he has never seriously pretended to. His polemical book ANTI-BADIOU, devoted to a quantum deconstruction of Badiou’s philosophy, is both a philo-fiction and … Continue reading

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BADIOU AND A PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE: eliminating doxic residues

Badiousians often put the dogmatic cart before the investigative horse. For example they talk smugly of noone ever having proposed an acceptable fifth “candidate” for the status of truth procedure as if they formed some transcendental tribunal applying a pre-existing … Continue reading

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