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Text of the Excerpt from “The Philosophical Hack” from the previous post.

The computer reading does not phrase the excerpt very well, and makes it a little difficult to understand. So for those who are interested in what Alice the Computer was reading, here is the text: “The speech act becomes a symbolic Event if and when its occurrence restructures the entire field; although there is no… Continue reading Text of the Excerpt from “The Philosophical Hack” from the previous post.

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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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Actual Philosophical Difference.

"In the philosophical context, a difference exists where offense marks a boundary. If I move to describe a leaf, and I say it is brown, no one is offended and no one argues over the simple description of that fact of autumn. Yet, for some very particular and indeed knowable reason, if I  move to… Continue reading Actual Philosophical Difference.

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Disenchantment and the Long Game.

"...before we get to the idea of a disenchantment [that has always accompanied humanity in its existence, ] ...we first have to address the insistence of enchantment. Enchantment, in this context, is the view that what is teleologically sound indeed reflects an actuality of human special motion. This is not to say that humans have… Continue reading Disenchantment and the Long Game.

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Mistaken Identity: Something Other Than Human: A Reification of What it Denies?

Here is a REPOST in which there is a link the the post which has the comment quoted below that I address. Whew! The author of the link in the repost seems to have issue with the idea of some Post-human proposals that we need get beyond the ‘human’. The question: Why does everything have to… Continue reading Mistaken Identity: Something Other Than Human: A Reification of What it Denies?

Alain Badiou, Bruno Latour, critical theory, Francois Laruelle, non-philosophy, philosophy

Philosophy, Colonialism and Partition.

Perhaps the title should have included "non-philosophy". lol This talk concerns the opening whereby philosophy is indicated to its method through the ending that supersedes its domain. Specifically, and in the context of Francois Laruelle's "Christo-fiction", that which supersedes any conventional appropriation is the quantum. In particular, there is no philosophical posture that is able to bring… Continue reading Philosophy, Colonialism and Partition.