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.

On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part Two)

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)

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)

Manchester Assimilation : For Baudrillard

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

Assimilation: Against Reduction and the Subjective notion of Criteria.

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

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