Archive for the ‘Meillassoux’ Category

Several responses to my last post are here at Knowledge Ecology, here at Immanence, here at Footnotes 2 Plato, here at After Nature, and at Immanent Transcendence. I doubt I can give each the response it deserves but, at least to keep the conversation going, I have several questions/comments in regards to each response. For […]

One of the rhetorical disadvantages to philosophies of process, or dispositions, or becoming (or however else you want to couch them) is that there’s a fuzziness that there doesn’t seem to be an urge to clarify. Part of this is the fact that these philosophies are non-common sensical and are therefore ontologically fuzzy – one […]

Having no talks for several months now blogging should pick up again…the Return of Metaphysics conference was the highlight of the last few months. The talks were very strong across the board and Speculative Realism (either directly or indirectly) was a constant (except for the Heidegger panel) though mostly with Meillassoux as a target for […]

Several interesting conferences coming up: 1 – The schedule for the next Dundee conference on 21st century idealisms is here. 2-The schedule for the Cyclonopedia event in NYC on March 11th is here. 3-The first issue of continent (an onlline journal started by some fellow EGSers) is available online here. I have a short piece […]

Deleuze and Guattari’s work has become a theoretical edifice which entraps as much as it seems to project – a neuronal tarpit. D and G’s work is a kind of over-inclusive middle stretching in an infinite horizon (bwo, plane of immanence, rhizomatic carpet, etc). Over inhaling too much laterality has resulted in various forms of […]

In a very interesting post, Graham Harman discusses Meillassoux’s philosophy as a philosophy of immanence. He writes: “What Meillassoux claims to prove is that the things-in-themselves would exist even if all humans were extinguished. Thus, the things can exist without us. However, in order for something to be a thing-in-itself, it is not enough simply […]

Ligotti’s triumphantly negative text is a philosophical, ethical, and aesthetic probing into the non-place that humans occupy in an indifferent universe. Ligotti’s touchstones range from Schopenhauer, to Nietzsche, to Zapffe to contemporaries such as David Benatar and Metzinger while also discussing classical, gothic, and weird fiction. Ligotti also touches on less expected topics such as […]

Before going through the 10 points as noted before I thought I should start with a brief taxonomy of nature as a helpful starting point. The Classical view of Nature, that of Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics which was generally accepted up through the Medieval tradition, functioned as a kind of inarticulate dynamism with entities such […]

My goal in the next few weeks is to work through the ten points of the previous post and dedicate an entry to each in an attempt to flesh out (and really explain to myself) the metaphysical Frankenstein’s monster of Dark Vitalism. One question I have is regarding the four terms Real-Immanence-Sense-Transcendence.  The last term troubles me and […]

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 […]