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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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François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN Hyper-reading 1: Presentations (full transcript)

I want to make a Hyper-Book Reader’s Guide to a book by François Laruelle, A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN, which was translated into English only recently, in 2018. And I think it was translated at the right time, in a … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE AND A « COMMON =X » AS POINT OF (IN)SUFFICIENCY (1): self-reference vs self-reverence

In an interesting talk entitled « From Non-Standard Philosophy to « Absolute Nothingness »: Is There a Common = X » (pdf, video) Anne-Françoise Schmid sketches out François Laruelle’s philosophical evolution from his early critique of phenomenology through his synthesis of the … Lire la suite

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SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE (3): the formulas of annexation

READING FOR THE NON-STANDARD ZIZEK We have seen that Zizek’s conceptual project as instantiated (once again) in his new book SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE could be read tendentially as a tautologous updating of the Lacanian research programme. In its … Lire la suite

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DELEUZE AND THE INFINITE: pluralism, immanence, the absolute, subjectivation

PLURALISM In my philosophical writing (readily available here on my blog AGENT SWARM and on my academia.edu page) I discuss the ideas of a number of contemporary thinkers who work in the domain of epistemological and ontological pluralism. My analyses … Lire la suite

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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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