Charles William Johns: Tautological Assimilation (Part Two)

In this informal chat Johns continues his thoughts on the threefold of experience (Heidegger) and the constant conflicts of concepts which create productive difference (Hegel’s dialectic). Johns suggests that the contemporary ‘subject’ is determined by societies power to employ it … Continue reading Charles William Johns: Tautological Assimilation (Part Two)

Charles Johns – Neurosis and Assimilation (Part One)

In this informal chat Charles Johns, editor of The Neurotic Turn, tries to describe his two philosophical terms ‘neurosis’ and ‘assimilation’. He also tries to explain why he thinks these descriptions become necessarily disclosed and why they are necessarily prevalent … Continue reading Charles Johns – Neurosis and Assimilation (Part One)

Assimilation, Simulation, Neurosis and The Sensitive Heritage of Concepts.

There is no spatial, chronological or privileged difference anymore between the real and the concept it mirrors. The real is imaginary and the imaginary is real. It is the closing of this distance that creates a flat, immanant and blindly … Continue reading Assimilation, Simulation, Neurosis and The Sensitive Heritage of Concepts.

Laruelle & Neurosis: Operations of Exaggerating and Distancing.

Laruelle’s non-philosophy is something that I am thinking through and with at the moment. I will refrain from trying to reduce his ideas or even properly describe them (I am still struggling!). What I wish to do however is suggest … Continue reading Laruelle & Neurosis: Operations of Exaggerating and Distancing.