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POST-TRUTH QUANTUM EPISTEMOLOGY: the case of Steve Fuller

(1) There is no default narrative flow Over the past fifty years we have seen diverse attempts to incorporate insights and clues present in quantum mechanics into wider philosophical visions and modes of thought. It is not necessary to construct … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS: Prologue (against Deleuze)

Badiou’s Prologue is entitled: Formal Presentation of the Absolute Place (or Location). Note: I am continuing my commentary on the Table of Contents to Badiou’s forthcoming book THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS, trying to anticipate some part of its content based … Lire la suite

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Badiou’s « THE IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS »: Introduction (sketch)

We have enough material available to anticipate the general outlines of many sections of Badiou’s forthcoming book. I will try to give some sense and content to the chapter titles 1) Speculative strategy (source: seminar IMMANENCE OF TRUTHS, December 12, … Lire la suite

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REVIEW OF BADIOU’S « METAPHYSICS OF REAL HAPPINESS »: individuation vs incorporation

In his new book, MÉTAPHYSIQUE DU BONHEUR RÉEL (METAPHYSICS OF REAL HAPPPINESS), Badiou recounts his philosophical voyage, beginning with his first major book THEORY OF THE SUBJECT, published in 1982, but presenting the content of his seminar from January 1975 … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S NON-MARXISM: on the way to a democratic pluralism of thought

(Expanded version of my review of Laruelle’s INTRODUCTION TO NON-MARXISM) Contrary to recent attempts to characterise Laruelle’s style by highlighting its innovative syntax, supposedly dictated by the « syntax of the real », I must object that Laruelle’s syntax is, for the … Lire la suite

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BRUNO LATOUR AND HIS SHADOW: AIME’S deficit of democracy

I have written and published on my blog, on Scribd, and on academia.edu, over a hundred pages summarising my reactions to the AIME project. I have analysed the philosophical status of the book, examined its philosophical sources, and discussed comparable … Lire la suite

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UNCONSCIOUS JUNGIANS: the « theological » turn is an unconscious variant of the Jungian turn

I have been claiming for many years that our major continental thinkers are “unconscious jungians”. Lacan is a case in point, his dissolution of the ego and subjective destitution take the same turn as Jung originally did with regard to … Lire la suite

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STEVE FULLER AND THE POST TRUTH CONDITION (1): deconstruction and the anti-expert turn

I was eagerly awaiting Steve Fuller’s latest book, POST-TRUTH Knowledge as a Power Game. Fuller has already published online numerous extracts, articles, conferences, and teasers, and the book provides a useful synthesis and further working out of many of his … Lire la suite

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ZIZEK AND OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY: a non-scientistic critique

For some time Zizek has emphasised that his work is not to be understood solely in terms of ideological critique, but rather as proposing a new, non-standard ontology. Recently, this ontological turn has led him to give a critical account … Lire la suite

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NOTES ON DELEUZE’S « LETTER TO A SEVERE CRITIC » (1): against Zizek

This is a reply to Slavoj Zizek’s reading of Deleuze in his book “ORGANS WITHOUT BODIES On Deleuze and Consequences”. 1) DELEUZE AND NEGATIVITY Preliminary note: I have translated the title « Lettre à un critique sévère » as « Letter To A … Lire la suite

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