philosophy

Excerpt from the Upcoming “The Philosophical Hack.”

An excerpt from my upcoming book "The Philosophical Hack": Deleuze through Zizek about the speech act and the Event.     (This is a test of this voice feature of Word and iTunes.  I think going forward, I will slow down Alice's cadence. And perhaps look to an app that does this text to voice… Continue reading Excerpt from the Upcoming “The Philosophical Hack.”

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Free Speech is Downstream from Territory. 

REBLOG HERE. I have pondered for a while what Soren Kierkegaard talks about. We can talk about his points elsewhere, but, as I have said elsewhere, my first concern with him was how what he wrote was so obvious to me right off the bat. Then subsequent to my first encountering him, I found that the… Continue reading Free Speech is Downstream from Territory. 

philosophy, Slavoj Zizek

Zizek and the Event of the Past.

In his book "Event", the chapter section 'Connection 5.2', Slavoj Zizek, in his usual manner of changing the stakes of the game in the middle of the game, discusses what he notes Delueze calls the "pure past". I think Zizek kind of fails at this attempt (at least we can safely excuse Delueze's 'Zennnnnnnnnnnn Ohhmmmmm'… Continue reading Zizek and the Event of the Past.

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Delueze and Drugs. 

DELEUZE AND DRUGS: against the marginals’ conformismThe immanent molecular and perceptive causality of desire fails in the drug-assemblage. Drug addicts continually fall back into what they wanted to escape: a segmentarity all the more rigid for being marginal, a territorialization all the more artificial for being based on chemical substances, hallucinatory forms, and phantasy subjectifications.… Continue reading Delueze and Drugs.