ON DESTROYING WHAT DESTROYS YOU: Hostis interviews Thomas Nail

An interview with Thomas Nail. For original piece click here. Hostis: One may see the aims of Hostis and feel a tinge of moral discomfort when it begins to ask questions regarding the status of migrants, of refugees, and of exiles [1], if only for the very reason that there remains some commitment on our … Continue reading ON DESTROYING WHAT DESTROYS YOU: Hostis interviews Thomas Nail

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Between Badiou and Spinoza: On Epistemic Conditioning and The Doctrine of Parallelism

“The true is generic, even when being is the power of singularities.” -- Alain Badiou, ‘Spinoza’s Closed Ontology’ (short essay currently in progress...) 0. Intro In a short essay from the 1990’s, Alain Badiou addresses the persuasive force and fundamental shortcoming of Spinoza’s philosophy: it’s force, says Badiou, is that Spinoza has thoroughly proven that … Continue reading Between Badiou and Spinoza: On Epistemic Conditioning and The Doctrine of Parallelism