Archive for October, 2009

In a recent post Reid writes: “If the difference between nature and artifice is itself artifice, then it seems in vain to probe into uncontaminated nature, which itself exists in its distinction only on behalf of artifice, and as itself artifice.” Reid writes that this does not lead to social constructivism but instead that: “Nature, […]


Over at Infinite Thought, Nina has a post critiquing a ‘race to the bottom’ in contemporary philosophy; a trend in thought which purportedly draws politics from the laws of nature and asserts the meaninglessness of nature and philosophy.  The post makes a number of statements which need to be addressed.  Nick has addressed some of […]


“It was the age of everlasting night. The sunset of man had long since gone by, and the last few millions who still dwelt on earth in those far future days took refuge in the mighty pyramid of imperishable metal that was the last of all men’s cities and would ere long become his tomb” […]


Slavoj Zizek “First as Tragedy, Then as Farce” Wed Oct 14 @ 7pm Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th St, Astor Place, New York Sliding Scale $10-15, $15 tickets include a free copy of Zizek’s new book Sponsors: Verso Books, The Brecht Forum Tickets: http://brechtforum.org/zizek For more information, call the Brecht Forum (212) […]


“And fame a thing devoid of judgement…” – Marcus Aurelius “Pop ate my heart […] like a beautiful monster” – Lady Gaga In one of her Warholesque short films used on her most recent tour, Lady Gaga mentions that after being eviscerated (and the organs consumed) by the monster known as Pop what remains is […]


Dysphorias

02Oct09

Alex and Nick have both posted their contributions to the Militant Dysphoria event on Wednesday in London.  One of the points in Dominic’s book which struck me was in relation to his discussion of Xasthur in that  suicide is not a solution but a capitulation (44) and that misanthropy must be cleaned of all self […]



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