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MIDNIGHT STRIKE

MIDNIGHT STRIKE was drafted in 2011, written up in 2014, and further revised and published in March 2020. This manifesto or “existential pamphlet” is geared at inspiring the reader to aspire to their greatest possibility – to welcome the surprise … Continue reading

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Critique of Judgment, by Pascal Quignard (Richard)

[Translation of a write-up by Francis Richard on Pascal Quignard’s book, Critique du jugement. French original may be located here, here, and here.] After 25 years of judgment, from 1969 to 1994, Pascal Quignard decided one day to judge no … Continue reading

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Generic Hopes

Generic Hopes (Loose remarks on Laruelle and Badiou) Dated: March 26, 2017 For Alain Badiou, the One is not, because the one is always the result of the count of a multiple. Why? Because the only access to being is … Continue reading

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Sovereign Disregard

In his late work on sovereignty, The Accursed Share Vol. III, Georges Bataille argues that the modern revolutions, bourgeois or communist, were anti-feudal: they sought to destroy the privilege of kings and God – both the superiority these figures manifested … Continue reading

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Four Accesses to the Infinite (Badiou)

Translation of: Alain Badiou, The Immanence of Truths, Section III, Chapter c11, parts 1-4 (out of 12) Four accesses to the infinite 1. Objections concerning the set-theoretical concept of the infinite I demonstrated previously that the ontology of every oppressive … Continue reading

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Circumstantialism

Bi-furcations of whatever sort – nature versus spirit, mind versus body, ultimate reality versus appearance, etc. – have their usage at the level of entrance into metaphysical ‘issues’ and as heuristics making it easier to investigate, discuss, and perhaps solve … Continue reading

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Agamben’s Philosophy

One of key statements of philosophy last century came through the mouth of Heidegger (though it was obviously not merely his statement): “Higher than actuality stands possibility.” The statement overturns a long-standing bias that favors of ‘what is there’, ‘what … Continue reading

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