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Commentary on Meillasoux's 'Ancestrality'.

Some of my thoughts on the text so far:

I don’t agree with Meillasoux, for him I suppose I am a card carrying correlationist. At the same time I can see there is some kind of intuitive appeal to what he says. 716 more words

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Philosophy Forum 23/04/2014- Quentin Meillasoux: Ancestrality

Dear All

owing to the fascinating nature of the matter, Quentin’s chapter on ‘Ancestrality’ will get a second session of discussion. I note that Zizek has written a chapter on this kind of business in… 37 more words

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Immanence and the Arts: A Few Speculations

My twitter is a never ending fight between two main forces: a flood of fellow baseball dorks blurting kneejerk reactions, and a flood of very, very smart people tweeting a deluge of things I will never have enough time to read. 941 more words

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The Work of Criticism in the Age of its Technological Irrelevancy, or, "Record Reviews are So 1990s"

Saul Austerlitz’s short essay for New York Times Magazine last week (4/6/14), “The Pernicious Rise of Poptimism,” is good reading not just for people invested in the respective cultural stocks of Queen Beyonce and Sir Kevin Shields of the virtuously distorted guitar, but also for anyone who cares about the ways we write about music. 1,097 more words

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Last Minute Notice: Ray Brassier at Duquesne Tomorrow!

I just found out today that Ray Brassier will be at Duquesne University tomorrow afternoon at 3:15, presenting at the Simon Silverman Center (Library 1st floor). 17 more words

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