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)
It is a testament to the situation that I feel embarrassed writing this. However part of my writing has always been anecdotal as I feel this helps it hook [the theory] to experience. My wife was raising swiftlings that had fallen … Continue reading Swifts, Agnostic Disjunction, Accelerationist issues.
It’s a heuristic. It has to be. The description must contain that impossible realm that Heidegger and Laruelle try to get to. It appears as the given, as facticity, as the one. The problem is immediately the hermeneutic structure of … Continue reading The Pre-Ontological Pneuminous Structuration.
If we hold that traces exist in the pneuma then the hyperstitional zhgli will unfold into clues and possibly temporal coordinates that may act as further gateways. The pneumatology is a system designed to deal not just with the philosophical … Continue reading Decoding Laruelle’s Zhgli. Part 1
Why Laruelle? The question is a clue. It does not need answering, rather it needs decoding. The decoding is the placing of the ‘why’ at the end of Laruelle so that we have ‘Laruelle-why’. But this too has not unlocked … Continue reading Laruelle Des[s]ert
Manifestationism is something like a meta-philosophy. The basic notion is that no ontological position can be shown to be correct, or rather that no position at all can be said to out manoeuvre its competitors. As such it does not … Continue reading Manifestationism: Notes.
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.
Reflections on the notion of the agnostic disjunction -as displaying options between two or more manifestations- reveal that it must be not just theoretical discussion point but a feature of Narp existence. What is this flickering between options? Here we … Continue reading Notes on Manifestationism, Agnostic Disjunction and Laruelle.
It seems clear to the CEO that there is some linkage between the work of Francois Laruelle and the more recent notion of manifestationism. Manifestationism however is happy to be called a meta-philosophy with as yet partially inchoate reciprocal links with … Continue reading Laruelle and Manifestationism
The thorns of this thicket are well known to philosophers (and non-philosophers). The umbra is said to be the phantasy of the remainder. That is, when beings which are aware of their apparent externality (like Narps) are removed what remains … Continue reading The Umbra and Non-information.