Raymond Brassier is a member of the philosophy faculty at the American University of Beirut, Alain Badiou, Theoretical Writings, transl. by Ray Brassier & Alberto Toscano (New York: Continuum, ). Jean-Luc Nancy, “Philosophy without. I started to write a review of this but it very quickly reached one and a half pages. But this is really great writing I can totally recommend it. Brassier absolutely. Buy Alien theory: the decline of materialism in the name of matter by Ray Brassier (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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Needless to say, the thfory had come as a shock, not only to Dr. Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy. Of course, Brassier thinks this is a reactionary move. Notify me of new comments via email. Jared Alford marked it as to-read May 15, The rationale, of course, is clear: What is the relation between noise and capitalism?

Alien Theory: The Decline of Materialism in the Name of Matter by Ray Brassier

Notify me of new posts via email. At any rate, wow, gheory wow. Here we hear intuitively the names of Kant, Husserl and Heidegger, but we will also cross the intricate paths of Henry and Deleuze. Interview with Alexander R. This site uses cookies. To provide the theoretical scruple requires for consistency becomes the non-philosophical transcendental determination of Decision so that the latter is no longer autonomous or self-positing but relative.

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Enlightenment and Extinctionp. Ray Brassier, Nihil Unbound. Consequently, it would be a mistake to let current science dictate our account of the ultimate structure of reality. The materialist decision to identify the real with matter is seen to retain a structural isomorphy with the phenomenological decision to identify the real with the phenomenon. It is fuelled by random undecidabilities, excessive inconsistencies, aleatory interruptions, which it continuously reappropriates, axiomatizing empirical contingency.


Art is truthful in that illusion inheres in its very being — yet it continues to exist all the same; thus its truth resides in its inherent untruth. The fetishizing of complexity in the sense of self-organization, along with emergence and irreducibility, etc.

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Thanks, this is interesting: For Grant it could be construed in terms of the difference between natura naturans and natura naturata, while for Meillassoux it is indexed by the difference between phenomenal and mathematical properties. If anyone is guilty of imperialistic reductionism as far as the extraordinary richness and complexity of the universe is concerned, it is the phenomenological idealist rather than the scientific materialist.

So non-philosophy proposes to deploy a fleet of non-decisional concepts which do not reproduce a similar hybridization: It turns catastrophe into a resource, ruin into an opportunity, harnessing the uncomputible. Or one brings Sokal into the mix.

Instead you propose a speculative realism that avoids both these pitfalls. Kelsey marked it as to-read Oct 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The choice with which we are confronted is as clear as it is unavoidable: I started to write a review of this but it very quickly reached one and a half pages.

Want to Read saving…. In this sense, I think it prefigures in a sense yet to be determined the sort of challenge to intelligibility which will accrue with the gradual objectification of experience. Also visit my web site – break up with your boyfriend.


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In physics, the superstring paradigm reconciles quantum microcosm subatomic quantum field theory with the cosmological macrocosm gravitational field theory supplementing four-dimensional space-time with seven dimensions: Email required Address never made public. Anti-correlationism is by no means a negligible unifying factor—but our alternatives to correlationism are fundamentally divergent and even incompatible in several regards.

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I think such forms of argument have the structure of looking for what is originary, and then claiming to criticise other positions as being derivative. The only terms on which I could see Nietzsche as reflecting this attitude is in an extreme reading of his attitude towards Christ in The Antichrist, where Christ demonstrates his power, given as an example of the Uberman, by ceding all power…by walking to his death willingly.

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Preview — Alien Theory by Ray Brassier. I side with those in the second camp who insist that we can attain an objective perspective on our own subjectivity. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.