Archives mensuelles : septembre 2021

DUNA NOVA: notes sur DUNE Villeneuvisée

Les compte rendus positifs de DUNE sont souvent très intéressants mais un peu trop euphoriques. J’ai adoré le film et je n’ai pas vu le temps passer, mais j’étais mal à l’aise dès le début. Villeneuve procède par simplification et … Lire la suite

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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Introduction 3.1 Naiveté

From Philosophy to Theory 1: naiveté vs reflexivity, non-empirical experience, science does not construct but merges with its object, calculation (of predicates) vs thinking (with essences), breaking the correlationist circle – a version of the anthropo-logical difference, self-immunisation against criticism … Lire la suite

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Reader’s Guide to Zizek’s SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE I: Presentations (full transcript)

THE ONTOLOGY OF THE TITLE A) WITHDRAWAL AND THE LEAP In this chapter I begin my discussion of Slavoj Zizek’s SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE. To begin, I’m going to talk about the title and its ontology. And in fact, … Lire la suite

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Slavoj Zizek’s SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE I: Presentations

In this chapter I begin my discussion of Slavoj Zizek’s SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE and present its overall structure and general argument. Subjects discussed: withdrawal and the leap of reflection, the ontology of the title, quantum ascent and descent, … Lire la suite

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François Laruelle’s TETRALOGOS Presentations part 2

This completes my general presentation of Laruelle’s TETRALOGOS Subjects discussed: new foundations for science fiction, general formula for non-standard science fiction, possible objections to the formula, arguments for introducing more genericity, potential falsifiers to the formula; open, flexible, extended heuristic … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS Introduction 3.1

This chapter deals with Badiou’s set of requirements for an « absolute ontological referent »: immobility, non-atomicity, axiomatic prescription, maximality.

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François Laruelle’s TETRALOGOS: Presentations part 1

This first chapter contains an overview of the structure, themes, and movement of Laruelle’s magnum opus TETRALOGOS. Subjects discussed: amplitude, inventivity, mega-text, cognitive estrangement, futurality, neologism, transformed language, hard and soft SF, cosmicity, space opera, worlds, the Earth, Universe, aliens, … Lire la suite

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