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)

Human Clots and Accretive Ontologies: Rheological Sketches

Mohammad-Ali Rahebi خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ (Made Man from Alaq (accretion/clot   The catatonic knight, the “passional” knight, stands in the field of snow staring at the red blood amidst the white expanse; he has forgotten where he is or … Continue reading Human Clots and Accretive Ontologies: Rheological Sketches

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.

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)