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Just Reading

Every authentic form of thought contains at its core an undeconstructible point. For Derrida, this is the point where it attains or yearns for justice, or where it dwells in contact with an opening to the other that no single … Continue reading

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ASPERITIES (poems)

ASPERITIES poems by Timothy Lavenz 2015-16 Langscabs true to continue paining confer on the conference- less earthface beings— Mortals made Woundling immortal in the Wordobey wound up with reraise in the others’ mortal fullest space. (Excavate, behind, into the murmuring … Continue reading

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Self-Constraints VI

Non-philosophy claims to be a science of philosophy, able to observe and isolate a system at work in it globally, so much so that instead of remaining within this system it can treat its various idea-complexes as symptoms. In later … Continue reading

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Really Doing Nothing

Eric Santner’s Tanner Lectures begin with the observation that, in contemporary society, human bodies at work do not only produce products or services, but a surplus over them, “work in excess of any apparent teleological order, work that [keeps] one … Continue reading

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Ethics of the Idea

[The following is a translation of Alain Badiou’s seminar from February 15, 2016, part of his last series of lectures on the Immanence of Truths. The video in French is here and the transcript (which I have added to in … Continue reading

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The Christian Topic

[The following is a translation of the Epilogue from Jean-Louis Chrétien’s 2014 book, L’espace intérieur. It is slightly abridged in the middle, splitting it into two parts. The text is then supplemented with a number of “footnotes”; these lead to … Continue reading

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Levinas-Effects

Les effets-Levinas, by François Laruelle trans. by Timothy Lavenz Pointless to talk about and comment upon Levinas, an enterprise he does not tolerate very well and, besides, there are colloquia for that. In the most decisive part of his work, … Continue reading

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