Category: Quentin Meillassoux

  • Because I Choose To.

    The present state of philosophical effort can be summed up if we are honest: It is less philosophiical and more a Critical Methodology. The reason for this is found by the insistance of the priviledged subject, the thinker who no matter what discursive arrangments, no matter how passionatly one might assert and wish it, will […]

  • Love’s Kitchen and the Parallax View.

    I guess this is the closest type of embed I can find. While it seems somewhat contrary to have all my theoretical/critical posts and essays and then post these songs, such as the one below, the point will be similar to how Harman talks about Lovecraft, or Miellassoux uses Mallarme, or Hiedegger brings in Holderlin. […]

  • Post-modernism’s Worth. 

    When we are too close to an event, we talk about it as from a distance. That is, what we say is automatically distanced from the event, a maximum distance. The event is thus, by this occurrence, an object. As opposed to our psychotherapeutic model, the closer we are to an event, the more dishonest […]

  • Repost: A little bit on Object Ontology.

    Nonsense! Ridiculousness! The usual suspects rage. So now we need to try and reel it in. If the fish has been snagged by the line, then we need to start to bring it back away from the fish of mere ideas, back from objectival discourse that sees authors and their ideas as True Things to […]

  • Repost: The Significant Event, part 1

    [it appears that the most recent wordpress update has strung all the paragraph breaks together.  So its like one long run on paragraph now. But the *’s  do indicate a break.] Significance. What we can call the Romance is based upon and or around what I call the significant experience, which falls well in line […]

  • Am I Beginning to Make Any Sense at All?

    I agree with Malabou’s initial consideration. “Relinquishing transcendentalism”. How tentative. How civilized. But her approach, I must say, just like all subsequent considerations, asks good questions but then never quite gets to any answer what so ever more than a reiteration, a parroting of conventional method. In very short verse: this is correlationalism. The very […]

  • SE part 10ai, part B: The Revolution Will not be Televised (nor disseminated in virtual media or social networking sites).

    SE part 10ai, part B: The Revolution Will not be Televised (nor disseminated in virtual media or social networking sites).

    I suppose the question left is a trick question because one cannot dismiss the link already established between philosophy and ideology and politics; there is indeed reality to be dealt with. The question behind philosophical learning has to do with if it has already been or is being dealt with by the historical discourse, if […]

  • SE Part 10a. Transformation and Conversion.

    SE Part 10a. Transformation and Conversion.

    The Significant Event is to be distinguished from an event in reality. The Significant Event involves reality but never occurs in reality; it is the encountering of the point of contention. Significance itself may occur in reality as various events can begin a count of meaning in the arena of pure multiples (reality), from events […]

  • SE Part 9: Some Zizek, with a pinch of Badiou.

    SE Part 9: Some Zizek, with a pinch of Badiou.

    We have encountered a description of divergence and how an arm of such motion remains conventional despite itself. On one side of things, conventional discourse functions to perpetuate its method by subsuming and sublating contradiction in real meaningful negation, exposing the contradiction as a form of negation that itself is negated but not reinserted as […]

  • SE Part 8: A Little Bit on Graham Harman and his Object Oriented Ontology.

    SE Part 8: A Little Bit on Graham Harman and his Object Oriented Ontology.

    Nonsense! Ridiculousness! The usual suspects rage. So now we need to try and reel it in. If the fish has been snagged by the line, then we need to start to bring it back away from the fish of mere ideas, back from objectival discourse that sees authors and their ideas as True Things to […]