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Ratio

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depth / disorder / dream / language / Plato / space / story / surface / theory / time

  Between science’s eternal youth, forever sprouting green shoots, and the crumbling timelessness of art’s old age, there may yet emerge a new, a third kind of time, a crossing between the unique and universal which could bestow a new measure.  The dream is young, the awakening ancient.  Between the transformation and the formula, in the middle of the two shores of language, a glittering goal which shifts along with us, a nearly-invisible position which […]

Notes on Vilém Flusser’s Philosophy of Photography: Chapter 1, the Image

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code / decode / encode / flusser / gaze / image / metacode / photography / significance / surface / textuality

Goraczka, Tomasz Setowski Images are significant surfaces. This means that images signify, as well as make comprehensible as an abstraction, “something ‘out there’.” Images are reduced from “four dimensions of space and time” to “two surface dimensions.” (8) Imagination is this specific ability to abstract surfaces out of space and time and to project them back into space and time. Imagination is the precondition for producing and decoding images. “The ability to encode phenomena into […]

Logic of Sense: Series 2 on the Paradox of Surface Effects: Dialectics as the Art of Conjugation

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Aion / Chronos / Deleuze / dialectics / Logic of Sense / surface / virtual

In series 2 on the paradox of surface effects, Deleuze happens to mention dialectics as “the art of conjugation” (8). Before diving into the implications of this statement, we should note that for Deleuze, the pure event can be conceived of as an infinitive independent of any temporal, modal, vocal or personal grammatical determinations—and so in essence, this type of pure event can be conceived of properly as a pre-individual singularity that escapes the logical […]

Kant, the Antinomies, and the Soul as Rebel Element

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Deleuze / intuition / kant / representation / set theory / soul / surface / transcendental object

Kant’s working through of a set of functions of representation that support the interaction between the subject and object-as-appearance is dizzying to say the least. Beginning with the concepts of intuition and sensibility, Kant elaborates his distinctions between the a priori and a posteriori by linking them with their analogues: intellectual intuition and empirical sensation. Since Kant ends with intellectual intuition (B72), it is better to start with a more primary opposition. What is essential […]