Archive for the ‘Badiou’ Category

/1/ – Nature is the concept for the All, an All which has being as becoming but not a becoming of pure-flux or totalizing immanence. This becoming is interrupted and crystalized at various stages akin to a Schellingnian/Grantian Stufenfolge (what I have also refered to as the cosmological cascade). This process of grounding and ungrounding […]


In response to Graham: It is not that I don’t think Badiou, Lacan, and Zizek are not idealist, or have idealist tendencies at the least, but simply that throwing them into the same lot as self-admitting idealists misses something. SR and TM will pass each other like ships in the night if Hegelianism is thrown into […]


The new year invites all sorts of retrospective instincts and it’s odd to see that this blog was the Zizek and Badiou show from 2007 to mid 2008 when SR started to seep in. Speculative Heresy was formed in July of 2008 and I shifted to the nature philosophy strain in late 2008 to early 2009. Though […]


Again to think the cosmological cascade of Dark Vitallism in these terms we start with the following: Real – Immanence – Sense – Transcendence and translate it for the realm of thinking (and to borrow from Zizek: ) unknown unknowns -  known unknowns – known knowns – unKnown knowns Previously I designated the following operators: […]


“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 […]


Repeatedly I have formulated Dark Vitalism as the description of the cosmological cascade or emergence of varying modes of reality schematized in the following way. Real—Immanence——Sense——Extilligence With matter as the operator between the first and second, life as the operator between the second and third, and pathology/drive as operating between the third and fourth. The […]


Some Updates

18Aug09

My Interview with Paul Ennis is up here. Reid has had several interesting posts up recently especially this one. Badiou’s theme for the semester is negation and Zizek is going to go into Hegel full blast (he is apparently writing a 600+ page tome on him). Will return with more substantial updates shortly.


EGS

10Aug09

This being my second year hear so of the general weirdness has worn off but still I realize what an odd situation it is. After a film course and a course with the program director (Wolfgang Schirmacher) who said in class that he ‘never wanted to live in Ben Woodard’s head’ I start Avital Ronell […]


I can not but agree with Alex’s sentiments, Levi’s comment as well as Reza’s and Graham’s bits of support.  Even as I look over at my bookcase which houses no less than 17 books by or about Badiou, I must join in the call of betrayal.  Of course all kinds of Lacanian things can be […]


Mad Speculation

06May09

Amidst the errata of Badiou’s Logics of Worlds is this interesting note on Kant: “Kant is the one author for whom I cannot feel any kinship. Everything in him exasperates me, above all his legalism – always asking Quid Juris? Or ‘Haven’t you crossed the limit?’ – combined, as in today’s United States, with a […]



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