Monthly Archives: February 2014

Consumptive Enjoyment

In his essay, Zizek’s New Universe of Discourse, Levi Bryant writes: Everywhere we look, commodity consumer society seems to command enjoyment, such that if we are not enjoying we are somehow falling short or failing…The paradox of the superego is … Continue reading

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Nothing has ever been alive.

In The Speculative Turn: Continental Realism and Materialism, Martin Hägglund writes an essay, Radical Atheist Materialism: A Critique of Meillassoux, in which he addresses Meillassoux’s articulation of a ‘virtual power’ of time that allows for the possibility of resurrection of the … Continue reading

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On Concepts

Jeremy Trombley on Struggle Forever comments on the “ontological turn” in anthropology, and provides some insight on concepts:  A concept is not a frame for understanding – something that brings a picture into (or out of focus). Concepts are tools … Continue reading

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