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Unconcealing the Socio-Symbolic Edifices of Corporate Capitalism

In “True and False Contradictions of the Crisis,” Alain Badiou develops Marx’s insight into the way the bourgeois capitalist mode of production eradicates all traditional social hierarchies in order to identify what he considers to be the true contradiction and … Continue reading

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The Neutralization of the Future and the Fetish of Finitude

“The unconscious remains bound to archaic fixations only as long as there is no investment [engagement] directing it towards the future.” – Felix Guattari, The Three Ecologies (38) One of the dominant effects of utilitarian-hedonist desire-production and the Malthusian neoliberal … Continue reading

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Man is dead, long live the rodents! Against Procrustean Manhood in a Fight for the Future.

  Wittgenstein, Tractatus 6.4311 Death is not an event of life. Death is not lived through. If by eternity is understood not endless temporal duration but timelessness, then he lives eternally who lives in the present. Our life is endless … Continue reading

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Towards Cynical Action

On the philosophical militancy of the Cynics, Michel Foucault writes: This would be the idea of a militancy in the open, as it were, that is to say, a militancy addressed to absolutely everyone, which precisely does not require an … Continue reading

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Return to Philosophy as Ethos and the Military-Science Complex

64. “Knowledge for its own sake”–that is the last snare laid by morality: we are thereby completely entangled in morals once more. 80. A thing that is explained ceases to concern us–What did the God mean who gave the advice, … Continue reading

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Writing, Purpose, Aesthetics, Responsibility

writing is excreting.  pissing, sneezing, vomiting, coughing, shitting, bleeding, writing.  in writing, the menagerie of bodily fluids excreted-as-excess and excreted-as-foreign is given shape.  molded, extruded, and excreted onto the page.  writing is a liquid function of liquid minds. writing-surfing the … Continue reading

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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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