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.
Psychology teaches us that the identity and classification of concepts on paper may be satisfactory at first glance yet the mixture of concepts within the human organism (or if you wish the mind) is far from neutral, objective or clear. … Continue reading On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part Two)
On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part One) The problem of a classical theory of concepts (definitionism), which amounts to the same thing as a classification theory in general, is not only the assumption of some underlying identity … Continue reading On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part One)
So far myself and Freestone have thrown partially inchoate terms into ‘the world’. Or perhaps it would be more apt to say that we have conjured-up words that describe a new world; a world where the solid-world manifestation (and its … Continue reading Quick note on Accretions
The scope of my ontology is in many ways enormous and pluralistic; different realities being assimilated through relations and bonds (a photographic reality, a reality of a colour expressed and further assimilated by an insect, a reality waiting to form, … Continue reading Neurosis : revisited
100 years before the Kant accretion (that is, the tentacle concepts of Kant – albeit fictional or non-fictional) there came the Shakespeare accretion and in many ways it was a dark precursor to the Kant accretion and the Enlightenment assimilation … Continue reading Active Accretions
The Neurotic Turn will be published by Repeater books in mid November 2017 and has contributions from both myself and Graham Freestone, as well as Graham Harman and Benjamin Noys. Check this blog out from Ali Rahebi on his exciting … Continue reading The Neurotic Turn News # 1
On one plane of reality we must be extremely careful in describing the phenomena of Manchester Arena last night; when you put together the extrapolations of various concepts (human worth, children, vulnerability, mortality, terrorism, human rights, the concept of the … Continue reading Manchester Assimilation : For Baudrillard
Deleuze still looms, and his lessons should prevail now more than ever, especially his intolerance for any sort of ‘looking away’ or recourse to reduction. One of the biggest fallacies (accretions/neuroses) within the history of philosophy is that there can … Continue reading Assimilation: Against Reduction and the Subjective notion of Criteria.
Commensurability – How does a tautology come to be? They form through assimilations; images, pre-existing sense, ‘physical’ similarities , language, ‘use’, context, inference and extrapolation (even things outside of our control such as the future). But what allows these to assimilate in the first place? There must be a commensurability; a ‘space’ where two assimilations can touch and further assimilate each other. Already the conventional notion of space-time (Newtonian) is a form of assimilation which functions to hypostatize further phenomena in its assimilation. These secondary phenomena are commensurable with the primary assimilation. Equally, we can create a culture machine which … Continue reading Commensurability