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Is suicide a voluntary act?

I recently presented this work to a group of artists and asked for responses. Broadly speaking, half responded that mental illness was the cause of suicide; that an individual driven by mental torment is unable to control their suicidal actions; and therefore suicide is not a voluntary act. 390 more words

The Phantoms of Culpability

“The sensation of the eerie occurs when there is something present where there should be nothing, or there is nothing present when there should be something….In the case of the failure of absence, the question concerns the particular nature of the agent at work. 1,391 more words

And In My Eyes, Too

Mark Fisher Plumbs New Depths, Explores Uncharted Territories in "The Weird and The Eerie"

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My dear unknown friend,

Here once again we will make a slight change of course but as William de Kooning once said, … 1,856 more words

Lovecraft

Mark Fisher's Magical Voluntarism and Individualist Spiritualism in Japan

Once taking Mark Fisher’s module on Lacanian voice theory at Goldsmiths, I was shocked and saddened by the news of his death. Until that time I did not know that he suffered from depression and wrote about mental illness with the concept of Magical Voluntarism by a British therapist David Smail: “the belief that it is within every individual’s power to make themselves whatever they want to be” and “the belief that everything, including the material universe itself, is subject to individual will.” 1,027 more words

Japan

Suicide and Philosophy: A post-tribute to Mark Fisher (1968 - 2017)

Its been a long time when I’ve spammed here. This website is basically my everyday diary or should I say for my nonsensical rants which rooted from my bastardized life. 234 more words

Journal

My Friend Mark

Here are two versions of basically the same tribute to my departed friend Mark Fisher, who took his own life in January.

There are two versions, a very long and a quite long one. 153 more words

Politics

March 4, 2017: Mark Fisher and Alfonso Cuarón

The 124

This week I read the late Mark Fisher’s “Capitalist Realism: Is There Really No Alternative?” This short polemic against neoliberal capitalism proclaims that we’re in an era of ideological and cultural malaise which took root at the end of the Cold War and the defeat of the western Left, and has grown to supplant the postmodernism that preceded it. 1,916 more words

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