Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Corringron’s new blog

Linked below. There's actually quite a few interesting posts so definitely check it out if you have time. In a sense, the blog is a sincere foray into the petrified forest known as the "blogosphere" - where it casts a ray of light among dead husks of old trees long forgotten. Perhaps a new small, little tree has been planted.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Animality and Animals in Continental Philosophy – Course Reading List (Spring 2019)

Animality and Animals in Continental Philosophy – Course Reading List (Spring 2019)
  • Giorgio Agamben, “Mysterium disiunctionis,” “The Anthropological Machine,” and “Anthropogenesis” in The Open: Man and Animal
  • Donna Haraway, “The Companion Species Manifesto”
  • David Abram, “The Speech of Things” and “The Discourse of the Birds” in Becoming Animal
  • Astrida Neimanis, “Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal that Becomes”
  • Deleuze & Guattari - Becoming-intensitiy, becoming-animal
  • Fernand Deligny, “The Arachnean” (excerpts)
  • Philippe Descola, “Metaphysics of Morals” from Beyond Nature and Culture
  • Eduardo Kohn, “Introduction” from How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology Beyond the Human
  • Jacques Derrida – The Animal that Therefore I am (369-397 only)
  • H. Peter Steeves – Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life
  • M. Calarco - Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida
  • Bell and Naas – Plato’s Animals

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The After Nature Korean world tour continues

Interview with Corrington and Niemoczynski by Seoul's largest Ecumenical newspaper on ecstatic naturalism and speculative naturalism, soon to be published along with video clips and photos on their website. (See below.) - A huge amount of thanks is in order both to our host and translator, Iljoon P., as well as the interviewer who asked absolutely amazing questions. Very deep questions actually, over an hour long interview.

Also, there was another interview I did a week ago in the US with a smaller publication, more on that soon, but the essence of it was the spirit of speculative naturalism (versus other real or imaginary "movements" found elsewhere online) as speculative naturalism is found here represented on my blog of seven years, After Nature.

The rest of this week is devoted to two conferences, the largest of which is actually on Thursday, contrary perhaps to my prior report.

The After Nature Korean world tour continues!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

After Nature Korean World Tour

If anyone is in Seoul, Korea I'll be delivering two talks Wednesday and Thursday at Yonsei University, or if you're an After Nature reader and want to meet, please feel free to send an email. The first talk is entitled "The Sorrow of Being" and the second is on bleak theology, the latter being a debate of some sort in front of what is expected to be a rather large audience. - Below is a view from downtown Seoul last evening. -

I have quite a few thoughts on Seoul but will save them for a future post. Let's just say a Nick Land assessment is in order. (Certainly different from Japan's vibe, that's for sure. My time at Kyoto University two years ago was incomparable to this. We're talking accelerationism and hyper-capitalism unleashed... and I don't think either Japan or Hong Kong could ever catch up.)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Overcoming the fear of diving into the intensity of life (quote of the day)

"You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it—it's the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.

And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking. . .ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: "It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish."

- Charles Baudelaire

Friday, September 14, 2018

Debut issue of Kabiri: Journal of the North American Schelling Society

First issue titled "The Heritage and Legacy of F.W.J. Schelling," HERE. Interesting article by Tyler Tritten on Schelling's read of Plato's Timaeus (which reminds me of an After Nature post I once wrote, HERE), as well as some other good articles. Everything is Open Access, so no paywall.

Monday, September 10, 2018