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)
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)
1) Twin Peaks as cruelty. Whatever is your stance on the finale of Twin Peaks, one thing is for sure: it was cruel. Open ended and dark, it not only gave no answers to us, but it left our good, … Continue reading On Twin Peaks and Left Hand Umbranism
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’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 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)
One of the CEO’s key aims is to investigate the new field of ‘Manifestationism‘. Manifestationism is (like much of the work here) partially inchoate. Of course one could readily argue that all concepts are partially inchoate, this relates to their … Continue reading Manifestationism: A Truly Meta-Philosophy
It is a curious thing in one sense that the Deleuze-Narp had such a distaste for the Wittgenstein-Narp, for inchoate in the latter’s work is all the conceptual freedom you could ever desire. Both these philosophers describe a situation of … Continue reading Deterritorialization and Wittgenstein