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IN PRAISE OF JAN REHMANN (but still against his ideas on Nietzscheanism)

I have strongly criticised Jan Rehmann’s ideas on Nietzsche and on French leftist Nietzscheanism in my previous posts but I  have no personal vendetta with Jan Rehmann. In the video-interview he comes across as a nice person, and the last … Lire la suite

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META-HEURISTICS VS SUB- HERMENEUTICS: a meditation on the state of the blog

« I believe a book, if it deserves to exist, can be pre­sented in three quick aspects: you do not write a ‘worthy’ book unless: 1) you think that the books on the same subject or on a neigh­boring subject fall … Lire la suite

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IS RED NIETZSCHE MADE OF BROWN CHEESE? A response to Jan Rehmann (part 2)

Having disposed of Nietzsche’s global critique of ideologies by reducing it to « fictionalism » Rehmann can now award him a bonus point for his specific ideology critiques (e.g. his critique of resentment). Rehmann then mitigates this point by claiming that Nietzsche … Lire la suite

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IS RED NIETZSCHE MADE OF BROWN CHEESE? A response to Jan Rehmann (part 1)

In this post I will be writing up my live-tweet running on commentary on Daniel Tutt’s recently posted interview of Jan Rehmann on his book DECONSTRUCTING POSTMODERN NIETZSCHEANISM. The interview is well-structured and well-conducted and Rehmann’s replies are clear and … Lire la suite

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BADIOU AND SCIENCE FICTION: uncovering the infinite

Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS is out now in English (I almost said it exists in English, but « exist » is a technical term in Badiou’s system denoting anywhere between the minimal and the maximal intensity of appearing in a world. … Lire la suite

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THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS: Badiou’s comments on my presentation

I have already posted a full transcription of my presentation of L’IMMANENCE DES VÉRITÉS, but I never transcribed Badiou’s comments. So I shall remedy that here. Here are Badiou’s comments in French first, then in English: « Je vous remercie de … Lire la suite

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Compte rendu de L’IMMANENCE DES VÉRITÉS 

L’objectif du grand livre d’Alain Badiou L’IMMANENCE DES VÉRITÉS est de fournir une critique systématique, fondée sur alternative pleinement élaborée, du relativisme contemporain. L’argument peut utilement être présenté comme un mouvement en quatre moments. Il vise à 1) nous convaincre … Lire la suite

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