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Reply to Levi on Marx and Normativity

Levi posted a series of responses (1, 2, 3) to my post on Marx and Normativity, to which I owe a long overdue reply. I regret that it has come long after the discussion has grown cold, but finishing my … Continue reading

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Normativity, Ideology, and Historicity in the Work of Karl Marx

I posted a comment on Levi Bryant’s recent post responding to some criticisms offered by Pete Wolfendale. You can read the exchange there if you’re interested, but I wanted to focus on something Levi said there, and on a comment … Continue reading

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The Future of Planomenology

From the Voynich Manuscript. [link] Regular readers know that this blog often reads like a book missing the first hundred pages. The average post here is written in response to at least two or three posts over at other sites; … 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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Non-Philosophy 1: The Use of Philosophy

In what follows, I hope to offer a sketch of non-philosophy that will introduce some of its key concepts. Non-philosophy relies upon a highly technical, abstract, and counter-intuitive vocabulary, whose terms are almost always defined in relation to one another. … Continue reading

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Anthrophobia

Fear of Flesh “The Human cannot slough off its skin, the physicist cannot find their Grand Unified Theory (or absolute univocal ontological component).” – Alex Williams According to Alex we are negentropic tensors poised between absolute annihilation on one side … Continue reading

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The Limits of Realism: Correlationism and the Principle of Sufficient Philosophy

Speculative Realism is synonymous with the rejection of ‘correlationism’, or the Parmenidean Axiom, which claims that thinking and being are irrevocably bound. The formula of correlationism, according to Meillassoux, is that ‘to be’ always means ‘to be for-thought’ or ‘to … Continue reading

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Anontology 2: Ontology Without Objects

Readers may be curious why I have couched the concept dark matter, which is an avowedly ontological concept (or rather, a non-ontological or anontological concept), in such blatantly epistemological language – judgment, determinability, the ‘unknown unknown’, et cetera. Am I … Continue reading

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A World-Without-World

Levi, in a reply to my last post, raises some questions about non-philosophy: I am unclear as to why being or the real must be understood as something completely independent of the human. … What perplexes me is why a … Continue reading

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With the Real on Our Side (UPDATED)

[UPDATE: Alex of splintering bone ashes weighs in on these problems: "On Having Your Cake and Eating It"] In a comment on Levi’s post, “Meeting My Clone“, I concluded with the following: My point is…that the ontological status of this … Continue reading

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