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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The recording and lengthy notes on the performance by all four participants can be freely downloaded at: The Trouble With Pleasure: As for Ray Brassier, it was he who coined the term Speculative Realism at the Goldsmiths conference which had taken place in London in After learning that the world has no intrinsic unity, origin, or purpose, it is only the artist as overman who can reinvest the world with value, and redeem our meaningless suffering.

According to Brassier, this tendency is exemplified above all by philosophers strongly influenced by Heidegger and Wittgenstein. Misanthrope marked it as to-read Dec 14, The latter maintain that the explanation of experience will require us to revise both our understanding of it and our relationship to it.

You seem to be interested in a surplus of complexity.

Both decisions are shown to operate on the basis of a methodological brassuer As we were saying earlier on, the news had come suddenly, as it generally does. Anti-correlationism is by no means a negligible unifying factor—but our alternatives to correlationism are fundamentally divergent and even incompatible in several regards.

When the speculations concerning the extinction of all life on earth as a consequence of an explosion of the sun in 4. I agree with Deleuze’s remark that ultimately the most basic task of philosophy is to impede stupidity, so I see little philosophical merit in a “movement” whose most signal achievement thus far is to have generated an online orgy of stupidity.

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. Could you elaborate on this philosophical stance a bit?

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Is this not just a postulation of a vital capacity to life as a means of comforting ourselves, a new god to replace the old one? Gabriele added it Nov 28, The Decline of Materialism in the Name of Matter. And to answer your question, the main aims of the book appear to me to be those laid out in the preface. The Warwick Journal of Philosophy. Grant, Harman, and Meillassoux have each coined terms to describe their respective projects.

I find myself increasingly nervous at what strikes me as an implicit Hegelianism in such claims, premised on the thesis that all shapes of thought contain a partial truth. I am not interested — you know this — in the issue or origins, but in the issue of understanding the current potentials of a situation.

Perhaps now is the time we should talk about another term coined by Meillassoux a little bit, in the way of opening up new passages in and through which our narrative can flow. So this twofold repetition of the transcendental, as one term inside the relation, and its negative exteriority or purported immanence, composes the structural edification of all idealist negative reintegration of the immanent to the relational field which separates it from transcendence.

He also draws heavily, albeit often negatively, on the work of Gilles DeleuzeEdmund Husserland Martin Heidegger. The question, of course, arises with regard to the final sentence of your second to last paragraph:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Notify me of new posts via email. This also appears to be the main point in your essay on noise: You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. But it is not more reductive than the claim that water is nothing but H20; that temperature is nothing but mean molecular kinetic energy; or that the colour red is nothing but electromagnetic radiation with a determinate spiking frequency.

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In case anybody is interested, my review of Nihil Unbound is now online at thepry New Humanist website. Brassier is strongly critical of much of contemporary philosophy for what he regards as its attempt “to stave aline the ‘threat’ of nihilism by safeguarding the experience of meaning — characterized as the defining feature of human existence — from the Enlightenment logic of disenchantment”.


Consequently, it would be a mistake to let current science dictate our account of the ultimate structure of reality.

Does anyone fancy re-opening this thread? Still, I do appreciate, if only because it gets me going, his work. This holds even in the alleged localization of transcendent immanence the localization of immanence as that which is negatively located outside the relational field of mediation. Great, I look forward alein your response.

Interview With Ray Brassier – Against an Aesthetics of Noise (nY#2)

But the scientist is not as ill-equipped to answer the phenomenologist in need of an account of human sapience as the phenomenologist is when having to account for the variety and overarching unity of scientific phenomena broached above: So there are two alternatives at this point: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy.

I like brassieer review: But the relationship between science and metaphysics is complicated: It is much easier for most of us will recognize how much we have learned lately about what works in our get your ex back forever.

Grant and Meillassoux retain versions of the appearance-reality distinction, but in very different philosophical contexts. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Tony marked it as to-read May 04, Thanks for telling us about the problem. This becomes urgent, since Decision does not allow materialism to operate without the reintroduction of idealism, so it must rethink its conditions to ensure consistency.

Given the passages I quoted, I do not wish to give the impression that Brassier simply mobilizes a variety of sciences to debunk varieties of idealism. Brassier, Ray Alien theory: Of course, I say this in part because I have a different theory of what capitalism is.