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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (3): Epistemological Slippage

In this review I am in the process of subtracting Peter Kingsley’s dogmatic elements and of immanentising him (no doubt against his grain). A first line of entry into examining Kingsley’s attempt to inherit Jung is epistemological. Jung was very … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (2): The War between Spirit and Brain

In a note (v 2, p 483) of CATAFALQUE Peter Kingsley pours scorn on Nietzsche, Heidegger, Steiner, and Aurobindo for their supposed « fantasies » and « clumsy misunderstandings » of Parmenides’ poetic language and style. He repudiates in particular Aurobindo’s talk of Heraclitus’s … Lire la suite

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Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE (1): A Contrary Review

I have just received CATAFALQUE by Peter Kingsley, and am only part way through it (about 100 pages, including his very copious notes, which fill up the second volume). I discovered the existence of Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE by accident, or, if … Lire la suite

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TRANS-TRUTH AND THE QUANTUM GOD: Meditations on Steve Fuller’s NIETZSCHEAN MEDITATIONS (5)

We are perhaps going through a major paradigm change in the relations between science and religion. Rather than seeking a new synthesis, our first task is rather to separate the two in order to allow them to collaborate in new … Lire la suite

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ON TRANSLATION-BLINDNESS: Meditations on Steve Fuller’s NIETZSCHEAN MEDITATIONS (4)

I have been discussing Steve Fuller’s new book NIETZSCHEAN MEDITATIONS Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era in a language influenced by my reading of contemporary French Continental Philosophy. This is not the style that Fuller uses to … Lire la suite

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VIDEO OF PHILIP K. DICK’S « If you find this world bad you should see some of the others »

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MORE ON THE DELEUZE/HILLMAN CONVERGENCE: a personal experience

I have not published anything on the subject of the Deleuze/Hillman convergence, despite having been quite inspired by it at a key period in my life.. I first became interested in the Deleuze/Hillman convergence in the late 1970s. I read … Lire la suite

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NOTE ON THE DELEUZE/HILLMAN CONVERGENCE

I have discussed the overt resemblances between Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and James Hillman’s archetypal psychology a number of times on this blog. For example here and here. As far as I know neither Deleuze nor Hillman read the other. Deleuze … Lire la suite

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LIVING IN UNTIMELY TIMES: Meditations on Steve Fuller’s NIETZSCHEAN MEDITATIONS (3)

We have seen that in his new book NIETZSCHEAN MEDITATIONS Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era Steve Fuller is doing two things (at least) at once. He is both extrapolating towards a transhuman future and excavating the … Lire la suite

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TRANSLATION AS EMERGENCE: Meditations on Steve Fuller’s NIETZSCHEAN MEDITATIONS (2)

In the light of the preceding analysis, it is tempting to say that we are in the middle of a process of changing our paradigm, but we may ask how big is a paradigm and how long does one last? … Lire la suite

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