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Day X: Kettled in Whitehall

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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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Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi: ‘The Soul At Work: From Alienation to Autonomy’

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – ‘The Soul At Work: From Alienation to Autonomy’ Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 6-8pm Goldsmith’s Thankyou for this invitation to discuss news paths of research, the chaosmotic order of subjectivation. My book The Soul At Work: From … 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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One-Dimensional Man: The Possibility of Triumph Over the Disaster of Capitalism.

Here’s the text I’ve just written for an art show starting in the International Project Space at Birmingham’s Bournville School of Art tomorrow and based around the theme of Herbert Marcuse’s 1964 book. The show includes the varied works of … 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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