Monthly Archives: April 2018

AGAINST PSYCHO-IDEOLOGY: Zizek, Jung, Badiou, and (yes, quelle horreur!) Jordan Peterson

I think the rising attack by self-described “leftists” on Jung as an ideological foundation for the “alt-right” is itself an ideological symptom. Jungians are far more practice-oriented than theory-oriented and so they tend to speak the discourse of the analyst, … Continue reading

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DELEUZE, ZIZEK, AND HELL: against philo-memes

All philosophers write from hell, even before they die. That’s what distinguishes them from ideologues, propagandists, careerists and profiteers. For example, Wittgenstein often quoted approvingly Russell’s dictum “Logic is hell”. No doubt that is why he finally preferred to return … Continue reading

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SALUT DELEUZE Graphic Novel (1): publisher’s summary

Translated from the publisher’s page: “Deleuze is dead. Charon, the psychopomp, is supposed to ferry him to the other bank, where Barthes, Lacan and Foucault are waiting for him. But, even before the philosopher can be reunited with his friends, … Continue reading

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LARUELLE’S SELF-MISREADING

PROCESS NOT STASIS We cannot remain fixated on one phase of the historical process or of our intellectual biography. I have been very influenced by Deleuze, but I certainly do not belong to the “Deleuze can do no wrong” school … Continue reading

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BADIOU’S MATHEMATICAL SEMINARS: a list

I) 1980-1983– Théorie logique des modèles (intitulé : Logique et rationalité subjective) (Logical Theory of Models, title: Logic and Subjective Rationality) II) 1983-1989 – Théorie mathématique des ensembles (Mathematical Set Theory) 1) 1983-1986 – Théorie des ensembles proprement dite (Set Theory per … Continue reading

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BADIOU’S PHILOSOPHICAL SEMINARS: a list

1983-1984 L’Un. Descartes, Platon, Kant. (The One: Descartes, Plato, Kant). 1984-1985 L’Infini. Aristote, Spinoza, Hegel. (The Infinite: Aristotle, Spinoza, Hegel). 1985, 4th trimester. L’être 1. Figure ontologique : Parménide. (Being 1. Ontological figure: Parmenides). 1986, 1st trimester. L’être 2. Figure … Continue reading

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BADIOU ON EVIL AND LOVE (4): Plato is not One

“Suppose a layman enters” – these are the first words of Badiou’s seminar Theory of Evil, Theory of Love (1990-1991). The opening “hypothesis” is that of a generic layperson or an unbeliever who enters an assembly of the “university of … Continue reading

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