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Ungrounding Sufficiency

If the established ground… has the character of a root, then it must be ground in such a way that it lets the stems grow out from itself, lending them … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kant, surveyor

In the longer, original introduction to the third Critique, which was unpublished by Kant, he makes passing reference, when discussing the difference between practical and theoretical parts of a science, … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Problem of Temporality for a Materialist Concept of History

“Modern political thought has concentrated its attention on history, and has not elaborated a corresponding concept of time. Even historical materialism has until now neglected to elaborate a concept of … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

“arguments” on the beauty of Picasso’s owl

On birds and beauty FOR The first feature that speaks in favour of this picture is that it depicts a bird. Kant writes on page 114 that birds are examples … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Synecdoche, NYSE (FTSE, NASDAQ…)

I have written another post in response to Catherine Malabou’s question – about which crisis and lack animates our attempts to (re)ground – here. There, I followed Heidegger to consider … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 17 Comments

The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin Conference

Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory MA student John Merrick will be speaking at the The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin Conference which is taking place at Goldsmiths on the 14th and 15th of … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 2 Comments