Space & Time: Notes on Nietzsche’s Interpretation of Anaximander and Heraclitus

“That which truly is, concludes Anaximander, cannot possess definite characteristics, or it would come-to-be and pass away like all the other things. In order that coming-to-be shall not cease, primal being must be indefinite. The immortality and everlastingness of primal being does not lie in its infinitude or its inexhaustibility, as the commentators of Anaximander … Continue reading Space & Time: Notes on Nietzsche’s Interpretation of Anaximander and Heraclitus

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Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Deleuze, Eshun, and Thinking the Reality of Time

“To be more precise, science fiction is neither forward-looking nor utopian. Rather, in William Gibson’s phrase, science fiction is a means through which to preprogram the present [...] Science fiction operates through the power of falsification, the drive to rewrite reality, and the will to deny plausibility, while the scenario operates through the control and … Continue reading Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Deleuze, Eshun, and Thinking the Reality of Time

A Baroque Heresy: Notes on Deleuze and Leibniz on the Concept

“The other who is nobody...the a priori Other is defined in each system by its expressive value - in other words, its implicit and enveloping value [...] The I and the Self, by contrast, are immediately characterised by functions of development or explication: not only do they experience qualities in general as already developed in … Continue reading A Baroque Heresy: Notes on Deleuze and Leibniz on the Concept

‘5 Theses on the Politics of Cruelty’ – Hostis: A Journal of Incivility

(A preview from the forthcoming Issue of Hostis: A Journal of Incivility) I). The politics that seduces us is not ethical, it is cruel. We contrast the politics of cruelty to the politics of ethics. Ethics goes all the way back to the Greeks, whose ethics was the study of ‘the good life.’ Our interests … Continue reading ‘5 Theses on the Politics of Cruelty’ – Hostis: A Journal of Incivility