Monthly Archives: September 2016

Laruelle and The ‘Speculative realist’? 

Is this an offhand comment about the Speculative Realists and OOO ??
You be the judge. 

(from “Christo-fiction”):

It appears to me that he suggesting that this science of which he talks about will be able to account for the ‘speculative ‘ability. Indeed, this is exactly what I will do in speaking of <a href=”https://lancek4.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/the-significant-event-part-2″>the significant event </a> and the pocket veto in reference to Graham Harman’s Object Ontology.

And actually he goes on in this chapter to address Badiou and the placement of void, but as well even   Suggest that the endeavor involves a “science of religions”. Pg33 .

Wow; he actually says “a new science of humans”. 

— is this what I’ve been saying? How did I know that? How is it that my conclusion is pretty much the same as his conclusions? How is it that he addresses the same issues that I address? And me hardly even reading a small fraction of what he’s written? 

I’ll stop going on like this, but I think the obvious answer is that somehow L and I and other people have come across a particular experience that is exceptional and not common, but is indeed significant.  

Anxiety and Addiction: A cypher of the real method. 

A Concept of Anxiety. (A nod to Soren’s genius.  With some Hegelian nonsense also 😛)
Anxiety can be said to arise as a type of synthesis of thesis and anti-thesis. In very concrete terms the problem that exists between ‘I should do this but I can’t do this’. Anxiety arises as a third factor in which both maxims arrive. It is a type of mediator but it is based in the freedom of choice, and then not knowing what choice to make against the inability to make that choice even though one knows that it is the choice that should be made. 
In common reality, analysis would have the person run some therapeutic process to alleviate the anxiety for the proper choice. The idea being that there is some sort of problem with the mental faculty, some sort of neurosis occurring that needs to be corrected. This is the fundamental basis and of the institution of psychology and therapy. It is based on the idea of righteousness that there is a proper way to be human and a proper manner against which one makes decisions upon gradiations of propriety given the condition in which the decision arises. 
Anxiety might be able to be alleviated through this psychology, but what we find is that the aggregate of the problem is not solved in this matter. We find in most cases that the person continues to struggle albeit with some therapeutic methodological steps. If we can look at the problem of addiction so common in our day, through this rubric we have the beginning of understanding of why so many are in recovery, and so few actually recover. 
In conventional psychology would say it’s because we have not figured out the proper method to address the problem, and likewise within that solution we have not discovered all the elements or aspects involved with the problem to begin with. And further that it is our hope to one day through a total or complete understanding of the situation to bring addiction under control and to a solution that can be had. And in the meantime, lets give em some drugs. 
Yet within this problem of addiction, we have the same situation of anxiety. With the addict we have the problem of knowing what the proper choice should be, which is for theadddict that I should stop using; this accompanied with the overwhelming understanding that I am not able to stop and basically that I can’t stop. 
Psychology and the recovery community in general, would have it that the synthesis of these two amounts to a psychology or a basic individual that is somehow incorrect and it’s being, that it is developed faulty skills for life and reality. So recovery develops methods by which a person is able to stop, which is to say to enact the correct decision. The problem is, in one sense, though, that the initial condition is not relieved nor recognized. 
Yet regardless of how we mean to insert righteousness upon this either or condition, which is to say that perhaps the supplied method and it’s methodological pedagogy is incorrect, the more solute and honest way to view the situation is that there are two fundamental powers at work within or otherwise ofthe human being. 
These two fundamental powers do not directly involve the initial problematic as an indicator to some deeper problem; Indeed this route is indicative of one of the powers. This power sees the indication of synthesis as a ubiquitous and Omni present potential for the human being within the context of a righteousness, which is to say to have a correct manner of being and behaving for what reality is. This is indeed a valid power because it indeed functions powerfully. We cannot say that their methods do not work because evidently they do work with some people, for example, some people who are addicted to substances actually are able to apply the method and relieve themselves from the condition whereby the negative assertion takes hold. This is to say there is a psychologcal imethod that relieves the person from the effect that is involved in the statement ‘I can’t or I am unable to’. 

It is a valid power because evidently it does work at times, but more so because of this small validation it is taken as correct in it’s appraisal of the whole situation with the caveat that we just don’t have enough information.
The problem is in the fact that it only works for a very small minority for whom the problem exists. So it seems sensible to consider the possibility that the logic around such method is not addressing all the facts concerning the addict. Hence we have the conventional method that says one day if we keep trying we will be able to apprehend all the facts and be able to apply an effective solution. 
The problem is then that even though we apply this particular conventional method to the either or situation involved in the anxious individual that we are associating with the addict, or the situation of addiction, there are many that though they may work wholeheartedly and intensely in the method who still are not alleviated from that terrible anxious condition, for which we have coined the term ‘relapse’ to indicate the fall back into that I can’t Do this contingency. So it is we say that is powerful because the method that is not working is still saught after to alleviate the problem. 
It would seem most sensible to me that it is the appraisal of the synthesis, that particular route that takes the situation to automatic recourse of a particular kind of synthesis , that is incorrect, so it is by this idea that we have to delineate two effective powers. 

Note then that where we might discern some sort of mundane psychological or scientific method against some sort of spiritual process or method, we have achieved only the same methodological approach; we have reified that there is an either or condition and that somehow it is the synthesis (The true real subject of psychology ) is fundamentally and essentially incorrect.
It is here that irony begins to play. Because when we consider the above situation it really leaves only two manners of correctly appropriating it into meaning. The first is what I call the conventional route and in general it is what is been described in the foregoing part of this essay. The second places the synthesis as a different order of being than is arrived at through a logical reduction of the initial polemic whereby the problem is realized. 
Again it is non-Sequitur to reduce these two situations to a further unitive common human aspect, and it is more proper to speak of them in terms of teleologies; only thru speaking of two different routes may we arrive at a new ontology. So long as we continually reify the ontology, so long as we see discourse as occurring along a common stratified communicative humanity, we there by stay in the same problem and I never find solutions. 
So in a manner of speaking in so much as we do find solutions we have discovered a new methodology. 
This is not to say that somehow humanity will become some different universal creature; it will only be done so within discursive contexts of reductive ontologies. In reality things will only change in as much as they always change within the same context. So much as there is a solution and an effective solution, we have there by discovered a new methodological synthesis.
Here the initial problem of ‘I should but I can’t’, is not reduced to some dysfunctional synthesis, some psychologically disturbed subject. Here instead we find that the initial polemic indicates a situation that is radically different and radically departs from the initial problem in its particular statement. We find here that the initial problem is the problem itself. There by the problem is not so much ‘I should but I can’t’, but more the inclusive acceptance of the problem as ‘I should but I can’t and that is how it is’. 
The issue then becomes not so much of making some choice upon this either or situation, as if the anxious person just merely needs to make a choice to accept his anxious state, but rather that the person neither can make a choice nor except the situation. The conventional psychological route would say that the person needs to choose to except the situation . But The usual and common (sensible, logical, rational) recourse to this is to develop a science, to fall out or step out of the situation entirely and look at it as an object to be apprehended. We therefore are no longer involved with a subjective recurrence of the problem, we no longer refer to some otherness for the treatment of our anxiety as if this other method can be applied to my situation as a tool upon a piece of clay, a theory to be applied to to my anxious subjectivity; Instead we only refer to the apprehension of the meaning of the situation as an object by which the situation is possible. 

Limits and limits. 

Over at Deus Nexus he or she posts all sorts of stuff that lay right on the margin. I think most people like to stay right in the middle right solidly in the middle and make appraisals of all sorts of things in and judgments upon what is rational and real and logical actual, but over there at Deus she he talks about all sorts of stuff. Some of it admittedly I kind a roll my eyes at but I love that it’s there, and some of it falls into the realm of what I like to talk about and what I think is pertinent. 

In the early 90s a friend of mine was all into J. Krishnamurti and he was all about hey man you should read this guy he’s really got some cool things to say. So I remember reading a couple of his books, because my friend had like I don’t know five or six of his books he kept getting his books. But I remember reading a couple and they’re like lectures or reprints of talks that he had where people would ask questions and he would answer them. But I remember reading it and I remember talking to my friend and thinking it totally funny that the whole book with Krishnamurti saying the same thing. The various people ask questions and Krishnamurti would basically answer them with the same answer but phrasing it in a different way according to what question that I asked. I thought it was hilarious. 

Nowadays I’ve come to have something to say of my own, and in this I tend to hesitate at the human ability to frame situations. Words like ‘transcendence’ and ‘immanence’ Bring me to halt. ‘Ineffable’ is another of these terms. Here’s the definition of it: 

” in·ef·fa·ble:

inˈefəb(ə)l/

adjective

too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

“the ineffable natural beauty of the Everglades”

synonyms: indescribable, inexpressible, beyond words, beyond description, begging description; More

not to be uttered.

“the ineffable Hebrew name that gentiles write as Jehovah”

Now, I don’t know about you guys but I think this word just as an example is contradiction manifest, because even in the simple definition of unable of being described the word ineffable is proposed to describe that situation of the thing that can’t be described. What that means to me is that the word itself is insufficient, that the meaning that it is supposed to be inscribing of a situation event or object is incorrect. Now think about this. Ineffable is supposed to mean that it can’t be described, yeah I’m saying that that very definition the meaning of the term is incorrect. Now I don’t mean to be indicating a reversal, as if it really means that it can be described — that is irony and that is what the conventional sense of the word relays to us. No I mean to say that the word itself in the instance that we are taking that word to mean something that is actually beyond our ability to comprehend or know of it, is by contrast indicating two elements of being human. 

One element is that despite what we might say or think we know so as to indicate a limit of our knowledge, we are really implying and working on the opposite notion. If I say that ‘I don’t know ‘ and somehow mean it as some actual situation some true situation of my human being existent here, then I’m founding myself in a situation that is inherently contradicting to that situation that I am proposing to be in command of knowing or not knowing thereof. 

The second element is that our ability to know, which is to say thinking itself, is indeed somehow linked to a true condition of the universe. And this is to say in no foggy terms that we cannot have a thought without a correspondent transcendental communing that thereby gains for us that confidence for the known thing. 

So I’m not going to go on this line at this moment but just seeding some ideas right now. 

In the considering of the re-post below I just wanted to note the contradiction inherent in the conversation itself even as we might think that Jay Krishnamurti and the Bohm might be talking about actual true intelligences and possibilities beyond our regular living lives, The very discussion for closes itself and only indicates the situation of the being human in itself. And I believe it is this kind of contradiction that we need to come to terms with. Not coming to terms with how small we are in the universe or how limited we are in our knowledge, but exactly that our knowledge is indicating only itself. In one sense we can agree with Stephen Hawking, but I would say inasmuch as we agree with Stephen Hawking, we are fully invested in the reality of spiritual agents of transcendence. 

That being said I like Jay Krishnamurti.  🙃😊🙃

REPOST: Intelligence Beyond Thought

In 1980 Indian spiritual philosopher J. Krishnamurti met with physicist David Bohm to talk about “insight, illusion, awakening, transcendence, renewal, morality, the temporal, and the spiritual.”

awakening, consciousness, mind, spirit

https://deusnexus.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/intelligence-beyond-thought/

If there was ever a question…

…Capitalism is marked as a Culture of death.

Carfentanil.

One has to wonder about intoxication. It seems to me the point of intoxication is to get high to feel good to have a good time. What does it say when people’s idea of getting high is to find the drug that brings the most close to death and a high probability of dying. Because this is exactly what occurs in the heroin community; people do not run from this drug, they run to it,  it’s what they want. 

Now think about the etymology of the word. ‘Heroin’ comes from the Latin for hero, I think it is really the German word for hero, because heroin and opium in general makes you feel great. Despite its strictly medicinal uses, opiates make you feel fucking good. But it is only when you do too much that you get nauseas or find the typical nodded out user. It seems like there may be some sort of short circuit going on in users that use heroin for the sole purpose of nodding out,  basically becoming unconscious, because the feeling right before one goes unconscious is missed because they end up unconscious. 

If we can consider society and its wholeness, we cannot reduce individual behavior to some sort of individual free agency of choice; free agency is a political designation. So philosophically speaking if we don’t limit ourselves to further categories of classifications as if they are dealing with essential universal elements, elements that somehow lay outside of a mythological cosmology,  we can find no mere coincidence in the idea of destitution of spirit and the culture of death. 

Carfentanil is elephant tranquilizer
Surge in overdose from carfentanil
Carfentanil

The destruction of the transcendent. 

Evidence and verification. 

The beginning of this blog began with my question upon L of why he’s using jargon to convey a simple idea; in short why is he in bad faith.

It is not difficult for one to notice when they read my early essays of this blog that I had very little practical knowledge of Lorelle or his books, and yet indeed I knew exactly what he was talking about from the very first couple sentences I ever read of him. As I have said earlier in my blog, once a person understands the point of contention the rest follows automatically. One needs only gain an understanding of what vector and author is moving along, because there are only so many things to be said about the situation at hand. One of course can take one of these limited avenues and use it to say many other things, what I call issues of subsequence, and then the further question arises of whether these authors understand that their issues are indeed of subsequence and if they acknowledge the common factors of the issue at hand.

This is what I will be referring to when I speak about the significant event and the pocket veto. Through these vehicle terms we will be able to understand how various authors are able to come to their respective arguments. We thereby will be giving a description of how arguments arrive in their placement and meaning; this will not be so much another argument but rather will be a description, like a forensics of philosophical method. Because, as L notes, Philosophy (what I call conventional philosophy or conventional method) is indeed theology, and in so much as philosophy may be involved in discerning a proper ontology, it is rather more involved in developing a dogmatic religious cosmology.