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POSTSCRIPT ON CATAFALQUE – text

In this part of the discussion, Michael Aaron Kamins (MAK) and myself (TB) talked about Peter Kingsley’s recent book CATAFALQUE: CARL JUNG AND THE END OF HUMANITY. MAK: I really wanted you to just give a quick critique of Peter … Lire la suite

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POSTSCRIPT ON CATAFALQUE

This is a postscript to John David Ebert’s Hypermodernity Podcast Episode 12. It was omitted from the original episode for technical reasons, and has been restored here. The discussion here of Peter Kingsley’s CATAFALQUE is incomplete, cut short for reasons … Lire la suite

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NOTHING TO DECLARE: the language of becoming in Deleuze and Hillman

My own views on indirect language were articulated by way of my engagement with the philosophy of multiple becomings of Gilles Deleuze and with the archetypal psychology of James Hillman. This culminated in a text, published in 1986, expressing my … Lire la suite

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HARMAN’S WHISTLE: speaking outside of declarative language

FACTS VERSUS OBJECTS: on the limits of the « obvious » For the early Wittgenstein « The world divides into facts, not things », for OOO the world divides into objects (this is what Harman in THE QUADRUPLE OBJECT calls the point of view … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE AND HILLMAN: becoming-animal and the imaginal animal

To understand the relation between Gilles Deleuze and James Hillman the becoming-animal chapter in A THOUSAND PLATEAUS is essential reading. Here is a link to the pdf. I wrote a series of blog posts arguing that Deleuze and Hillman mutually … Lire la suite

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OOO AS VANISHING MEDIATOR

During the episode of The Hypermodernity Podcast (see previous post) the question of my engagement with object-oriented ontology came up. I explained how it had served as a useful catalyst for my transition out of an involvement with recent pluralist … Lire la suite

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COMING OUT AS A PHILOSOPHER: interview on the Hypermodernity Podcast

I had the honour and pleasure of discussing my philosophical evolution and work on The Hypermodernity Podcast, episode 12, with John David Ebert, Michael Aaron Kamins, and Dom Romani:

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DEFINING HYPERMODERNITY: « hyper- » as « post-post- » vs « re-« 

Viewed in its chronological relation to postmodernity, hypermodernity has two senses: 1 – hypermodernity is postmodernity intensified and reworked by the digital revolution 2 – hypermodernity is postmodernity intensified and reworked by the Idea, sublated in the Concept. If we … Lire la suite

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LOGICAL GRAMMAR VS UNREVISABLE CONCEPTS: Agamben, the Covid-19 virus, and the leap of logic

1) CONCEPTUAL REFRAIN Giorgio Agamben has expressed himself on the State reactions to the Covid-19 epidemic one more time. His own reaction is scientifically uninformed, morally and religiously untenable, and politically dangerous. He is unable to correct the scope of … Lire la suite

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IMAGE IS THE MEASURE: Notes on Incommensurability and the Dream

This text is a first attempt to synthesise an epistemology of incommensurabilities and an ontology of images. I had been working on epistemological and psychological pluralism, and on the ties between Paul Feyerabend’s epistemology (incommensurabilities) and James Hillman’s archetypal psychology … Lire la suite

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