Two invigorating quotes from the diagnostician of the dark circus S.C Hickman: “[I]in our age of nihilism, there is the aesthetic as Nietzsche would advocate: the ability to stylize our […]
An excellent commentary on the insurrectionary possibilities of embracing an antipolitical stance when accommodating technological acceleration. Garton continues to impress.
“Nihilism is the first step in an active annihilation not of reality, but of the human illusions of reality; and of humanity itself as a primal illusion, one that must […]
https://twitter.com/babette_babich on “Nietzsche and War, the philosopher and the Nazi’s”
From “Ontogenesis and the Ethics of Becoming“: KY: In terms of the Stoics, how might their approach to “dying well” offer us some resources for thinking amidst our current scene […]
These days it’s the rights of man that provide our eternal values. It’s the constitutional state and other notions everyone recognizes as very abstract. And it’s in the name of all this that thinking’s fettered, that any analysis in terms of movements is blocked. But if we’re so oppressed, it’s because our movement’s being restricted, not because our eternal values are being violated. In barren times philosophy retreats to reflecting “on” things. If it’s not itself creating anything, what can it do but reflect on something? So it reflects on eternal or historical things, but can itself no longer make any move (Deleuze Negotiations 121-122, emphasis added).”
[this is a draft of a work-in-progress] PREFACE: Thinking about existential finitude is one thing, solemn and practical in range, but acknowledging and then living with an awareness of the […]