Category Archives: Ray Brassier

Acclerationism

Notes on Accelerationism Goldsmiths, University of London, 14th September 2010 feat. Mark Fisher, Ray Brassier, Benjamin Noys, Alex Andrews, Nick Srnicek, Alex Williams Introduction (Mark Fisher): Brief introduction to Nick Land’s theory of accelerationism, alluding to Fanged Noumena, his forthcoming … Continue reading

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Contingency, Necessity and the Final Absolute:

Expanding on my summary of Ray Brassier’s Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capital here are some further related observations on aleatory rationalism, drawing on Elie Ayache’s account of how the option ‘science’ of the derivatives trading comes to  hypostasize … Continue reading

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Brassier: Capital and the Incompressible

Here is my exegesis of Ray Brassier’s compelling conjectural reversal that moves from thinking Capital to the bold conclusion that Capital thinks. In his text ‘Nihil Unbound: Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capital’ he grapples with how it might … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of the Sublime and the View from Nowhere

So how does Meillassoux and Brassier’s non-correlative realism return us to Werner Herzog and his film Encounters at the End of the World? Throughout Herzog’s films he charts the phenomenal dreaming of his subjects, whose visions cannot be made commensurate … Continue reading

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Ancestrality and The Problem of the Arche-fossil

This week I delivered this text in the symposium to outline the introduction to my MA dissertation. It is in need of detailing and whipping into shape, but it allowed me to discuss the main themes of my inquiry. Of … Continue reading

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Speculative Realism/Materialism Workshop UWE 2009

Ray Brassier/Iain Grant-Hamilton/Graham Harman/Alberto Toscano Update: Some more impressions of the conference at Speculative Heresy and some photos here. Ray Brassier began with a general overview of the scope of speculative philosophy — which I noticed that Badiou in his … Continue reading

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Ray Brassier: A Critique of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition

I have just typed-up my somewhat haphazard notes from a lecture earlier in the year by the philosopher Ray Brassier, author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction. In the lecture he outlined Deleuze’s critique of representation as found in Difference … Continue reading

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