Archives mensuelles : mars 2019

Reading WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? (16): the introduction is not the beginning

We are reading Deleuze and Guattari’s WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? from the perspective of the helpful advice it might contain for living and thinking in the 21st Century, a century that Deleuze and Guattari did not live to see. We have … Lire la suite

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JOHN W. CAMPBELL’S QUARTER TURN: √-1, cognition and estrangement (2)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Laruelle’s « quarter turn » has its precedent in science fiction. In his recently published book « ASTOUNDING: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction » Alec Nevala-Lee notes: The September … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S QUARTER TURN: √-1, cognition and estrangement

One may find that philosophy taken as a whole is boring, tedious, monotonous, repetitive and lacking in creative intensity, with only a few exceptions. Even the exceptional cases (books, systems, concepts) can come to be banalised by their own creators, … Lire la suite

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TETRALOGOS: first reactions

TETRALOGOS is possibly François Laruelle’s most important and most human book. It poses the paradoxical question: can one make music with concepts? Can a work full of concepts and conceptual personae, a work of philosophy, produce and contain an inaudible … Lire la suite

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DIAGRAMMING PHILOSOPHIES (2): OOP and the problem of emergence

In the previous post we examined the elements and (non-)relations posited by Graham Harman’s OOP. In this post we shall see the movements, authorised and prohibited, that characterise this version of Speculative Realism. Withdrawal is eliminative, deconstructive, abstractive, élitist – … Lire la suite

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DIAGRAMMING PHILOSOPHIES (1): Graham Harman’s Disappearance Theory of Objects

It can be useful to diagramme alternative philosophies to compare their elements and their relations, and to visualise their movements. In the case of Graham Harman’s object-oriented philosophy (OOP) we have a strongly eliminativist ontology, in which all observable, imaginable, … Lire la suite

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TÉTRALOGOS par François Laruelle: premières réactions

Je viens de recevoir TÉTRALOGOS Un opéra de philosophies par François Laruelle. Je trouve le livre très intéressant, mais je ne peut parler que des grandes lignes du projet spéculative. L’aspect musical est beaucoup plus dans la structure du livre … Lire la suite

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