Monthly Archives: July 2009

Excyclopaedia Updates

A new addition to the site, the Exordium, offers a brief explanation of what planomena and Planomenology mean. I’ve also added some more detailed definitions in the Excyclopaedia for the entries Abandon, Advent, Analyst-to-be, Analytic Subversion Unit, Analytic-machine, and Ancestrality. … Continue reading

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Artificial Realism

Ben Noys on the agency problem in Marxism. To briefly recapitulate, there is a debate as to the relation between labor and the standpoint of critique: is labor-power a force external to capital rooted in ‘human nature’ and on the … Continue reading

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The Great Deceiver

I take it that you, upon finding yourself in this small corner of cyberspace, feel comfortable assuring yourself that you decided to do so. Just as I, at this very moment, feel perfectly content in my capacity to extend the … Continue reading

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Ruins of Philosophy *UPDATED*

It may be necessary to understand philosophy as a desert littered with the ruins of rusted and dead machines, a junkyard populated by inanimate mechanical skeletons. Plato and Plotinus, Aristotle and Aquinas, Descartes and Fichte, Leibniz and Hegel, all so … Continue reading

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Sidenotes on Philosophy

(Francis Bacon, Crucifixion 1933) I. If we have believed for quite some time now that man is the philosopher, and the philosopher is a man, we have been kidding ourselves. There should not be anything idealist in pronouncing that in … Continue reading

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