Author: Regev Yoel
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Scienceand Sociology (Philosophy Program), email@example.com. European University at St. Petersburg (EUSPb), 6a Gagarinskaya str.,St. Petersburg 191187, Russia.
Diss-ney-Land / Logos. 2018. № 2 (123). P. 139-158
annotation: The paper deals with the accelerationist movement as a whole and particularly with Nick Land’s version of accelerationism. A special focus is placed on the concept of “hyperstition” and its role in Land’s thought — starting from the earliest phases of “dark Deleuzianism” and texts written for the CCRU group and culminating in the recent theses on “teleoplexy” and risk. A comparison of Land’s version of accelerationism to Srnicek and Willianse’s “left accelerationism” makes it possible to clarify the central conflict of accelerationism as such. The techniques of dealing with the forces of the “Outside” are reduced to a manic-depressive movement between the poles of “necessity” and “chance;” however, such a reduction is far from being evident or justified. The paper shows that the accelerationist movement is part of a broader context in which European thought of the recent two centuries is haunted by the concept of “contingent necessity:” from the “system of freedom” of German Idealists and to such concepts as Catherine Malabou’s “plasticity” and Quentin Meillassoux’s “hyper-chaos.” The explication of the “active substance” of the accelerationist “Disneyland” makes it possible to provide an alternative: the concept of radical TJing. The coincidental speculative intervention, while clarifying the structures of the pure holding-together-of-the-distinct, serves as a ground for the active practice of cutting and mixing of incompatible temporal series. While turning the passive synthesis of the transcendental imagination onto the active, TJ replaces the question of “what else can happen” with the question of “what has happened — and how can we change it” as the real centre of practice and theory.
Keywords: Nick Land; accelerationism; hyperstition; teleoplexy; coincidentology; tjing
Critique of Filter-Reason. Each Selfie Divides Itself in Two / Logos. 2014. № 4 (100). P. 87-94
annotation: The paper deals with what is characterized by Eli Pariser as filter bubble: the new way in which the internet functions in the age of social networks and personalization. Contrary to Pariser’s emphasis on the potential threats of the new internet, this paper sees it as essentially ambivalent phenomena, in which oppressive and liberating tendencies are indistinguishably intertwined; the selfie serves as a central point for analyzing and clarifying this duality.
Keywords: selfie, internet, filter bubble, Eli Parisser, the new spirit of capitalism
The Cherub’s Sword/ Logos. 2013. № 2 (92). P. 94-112
annotation: The paper deals with Quentin Meillassoux’s recent book ‘The number and the Siren’. Meillassoux’s interpretation of Mallarme’s poetry is considered in the general context of Meillassoux’s philosophy; it is also treated as a part of the intellectual movement of ‘occupying the theological’, which also includes figures such as Alain Badiou and Slavoy Zizek. Such an analysis enables us to reveal the internal duality which characterizes this movement, and to outline the ways for the implementation of the demand of immanent expropriation of the theological’s core.
Keywords: Mallarme, Meillassoux, occupying the theological