Event and Theory

1. Event Theory in the times of Pandemic. If we follow Achille Mbembe’s exercise in his book Out of the Dark Night, then theory always follows a paradigmatic event. Properly speaking, it is after the occurrence or after the fact. As Mbembe himself said in the seminar ‘there is hardly any theory without an event. Conversely, […]

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Disciplinary Boundaries or disciplinary depth? 

The idea of limit, particularly limit of disciplines, gives an impression that thinking about limits is thinking about the ‘external envelope’ of the discipline. Seen this way, it appears that thinking of limit is thinking about disciplines as physical forms. Forms which have a profile, contour, shape, boundary -bubbles, spheres, frame, mesh, network, assemblage,- etc. […]

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Iconomy: From Paintings to Acheiropoietic Images (Summary notes, further links and questions)

Autonomy: First and foremost, the intention of the study of Iconomy by Peter Szendy is to understand and formulate the economy of the iconosphere. An economy that is integral and unique to the iconosphere. In other words, the laws that ensure the autonomy of the iconosphere. In the scope and scale of the study it lends itself to be comparible to […]

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3-Some Notes on the Idea of Nature in Early Marx (1841 – 1844) contd.

4) Inorganic Nature: So where and with what does the human being carry out his life activity? It is in this sensuous external world, nature, where ‘labor realizes itself’. But this sensuous external world or nature is not any kind of nature, but it is a nature that is inorganic. It is from this inorganic nature that the worker makes objects, objects without […]

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2- Some Notes on the Idea of Nature in Early Marx (1841 – 1844) contd.

3) Nature as declination and repulsion within the Individual (atom and human) : Marx notes that “Declination is that something in its (atom’s) breast that can fight back and resist”. Which means, the atom must have a kind of consciousness that is able to resist being pushed into a straight line by the ‘bond of fate’ (fati foedera). Which […]

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1- Some notes on the idea of Nature in early Marx (1841 – 1844)

Nature: It must be noted, to begin with, that Marx wrote his dissertation on the idea of nature in Democritus and Epicurus in 1841 -barely 3 years before his 1844 manuscripts. Of course, one is invited to go through the entire volume of Marx’s thesis, that is a scholarly work that might be absolutely valid […]

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