Archives mensuelles : septembre 2020

TENET AND THE IMAGE OF THOUGHT

Synthesising the results of the previous posts, we can say that TENET is a film about an apprenticeship in « dialectical » thought: encountering anomalies, seeing things inverted, moving in strange loops, in double mutually inverted loops, in double loops converging on … Lire la suite

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TENET AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE: notes towards a Zizekian reading

TENET describes the attempt to create a movement of resistance that is not registered by the big Other. No archives, only minimal information (a word and a gesture), loose ends are « tied up ». The structure of knowledge (cognitive map) is … Lire la suite

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TENET AND THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TIME

TENET, while being an enjoyable spy-thriller, is not so good science fiction. It is also not so good philosophy, but it has its moments. Unlike an inverted non-sentient object such as a bullet, a human being who is inverted (negation) … Lire la suite

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TENET AND THE NEGENTROPOCENE: a Stieglerian perspective

Christopher Nolan’s TENET transposes the class war into a temporal war, and then re-transposes this temporal war into a grand spectacle spy action film. Instead of time as protagonist we have the self-found « Protagonist » of time regained. As Mark Fisher … Lire la suite

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TENET: algorithmic desire vs tenetic drive

There is a strong Nietzschean element to Christopher Nolan’s TENET. Nietzsche’s tenet is expressed in the maxim of amor fati: live in such a way as to will the eternal recurrence of the same. This Stoic precept represents Nietzsche’s attempt … Lire la suite

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