Monthly Archives: February 2017

LOVECRAFT NOETIC DREAMER (3): “Ex Oblivione” or cosmicism is not pessimism

Lovecraft fully subscribed to the worldview of modern science, to what Michel Serres calls the Grand Narrative of science. He rejected all religion and all supernaturalism, declaring himself to be an atheist and a materialist. “The cosmos is, in all … Continue reading

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LOVECRAFT NOETIC DREAMER (2): “The Ancient Track” and dreamology as cosmology

In my previous post on Lovecraft I presented him as a “noetic dreamer”, an immanent Platonist and an oneiric materialist rather than a pessimist or a nihilist. On this view of Lovecraft his works do not present a nihilistic worldview … Continue reading

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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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