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Spit it out!

SPIT IT OUT! * To argue is to disagree about the world: what it has been, how it is, what it should become. Alongside this, a disagreement about our place in it, about who belongs where. It’s where world is … Continue reading

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General Energy

original: April 16, 2015 Bataille argues that the world of work (civilized society) poses human beings as objects among others, like tools designed to have function or a goal, objects that can fall into disuse. In his view, out of … Continue reading

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Philosophy of the Encounter

I Louis Althusser presents his thought of a “philosophy of the encounter” as follows: 1.) Before the formation of the world (any world), an infinity of atoms rain or fall through the void. All the elements that could potentially make … Continue reading

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Gott sei Dank

The only relation of consciousness to happiness is gratitude: in which lies its incomparable dignity. —Theodore Adorno Theological connotations and religious conclusions aside, let me briefly entertain the following hypothesis: the name “God” emerges from our spontaneous need to give … Continue reading

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Nihilism and the Absolute

Both enchanted Nature and the immanent Divinities are lost once the Absolute comes close and wants to be near us, bei uns. What is left in its proximity is the disenchanted World, without any ‘outside’, any ‘sacred’—except perhaps where the … Continue reading

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With Them Without Words

[This project from Fall 2009 has been revised for current publication. The essay below, “With Them Without Words,” explores the idea of a non-dual heritage stretching from Buddha to Friedrich Schlegel to the main protagonist of the research, Tristian Tzara … Continue reading

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Creative Forgetfulness

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. So Nietzsche preached, and if there is one lesson to take away from his work, perhaps it is this: creative forgetfulness conditions fullness. Nietzsche’s critique is lodged … Continue reading

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