Archive for the ‘Deleuze’ Category

Update: Graham responds to my note below here. I did not intend to say that he was saying Grant was Fichtean, that was meant in relation to the previous point about reflection and intuition (bad writing on my part!). I have tried to clarify it below. Something that has been bothering me is that when […]


A few weeks ago there were some strange convergences – reading Nick Land’s comments on violent feminism, Deleuze and Guattari’s becoming-girl (celebrated by Cederstrom and Fleming at the end of their Dead Man Working) and most recently Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young Girl. Suddenly there were all these concurrences of the […]


Carl Cederstrom and Peter Fleming’s Dead Man Working (Zer0) is an interesting account of living and working in a dead world. It diagnoses several affective elements of the managerial co-option of life. Cederstrom and Fleming argue that life in a society dominated by capitalist realism becomes one in which the divide between life and work […]


Hasana Sharp’s Spinzoa and the Politics of Renaturalization is an interesting book which has quite a bit to offer discussions on posthumanism, affect, and the relationship between politics and metaphysics. While I found the first half of her book very interesting (and not for totally unbiased reasons given its discussions of nature) I felt that […]


I’ve started reading Hasana Sharp’s Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization. I have a feeling already that this is going to be one of those ‘so near, nor far!’ kind of reading experiences but it is a bit too early to tell. Looking at the abstract for Levi Bryant’s upcoming talk (which is also about […]


In preparation for my comps I am marching slowly through the history of western thought and I am currently reading Spinoza’s Ethics. While I’ve read bits and pieces here and there I have never gone through the whole text which I’ve been meaning to do for some time given his discussion of nature and his […]


  I’ve made several recent posts regarding possible connections between the prehistory of Speculative Realism (in particular the work of the CCRU as technologically focused philosophy, cyber-feminism, and weird Deleuzian experimentalism) and rising movements and recent turns: affective turn, the posthuman, the nonhuman, and so on. There is an intertwined interest in moving past the […]


Over at the blog for the upcoming nonhuman turn conference Rebekah Sheldon has a post on nonhuman thought entitled “Affect, Epistemology, and the Nonhuman Turn” which is interesting for several reasons. For one, it questions the issue of the status of human thinking in the nonhuman turn especially the assumption that thought is given access […]


Ravaisson begins to close Of Habit writing: “Between the ultimate depths of nature and the highest point of reflective freedom, there are an infinite number of degrees of measuring the development of one and the same power, and as one rises through them, extension – the condition of knowledge – increases with the distinction and […]


The proofs for Slime Dynamics have been approved and I’m quite happy to see this project complete. Looking over the draft and working on my talk for the Nonhuman turn conference has gotten me thinking again about Dark Vitalism. Previously I lamented the fact that I once thought Dark Vitalism could be a name for […]



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