Psychedelics and Black Liberation – FALL 2024 Week 0 Carl Hart, Drug Use for Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty in a Land of Fear Week 1 Mark Fisher, Acid Communism (Unfinished Introduction) Charisse Burden-Stelly, Black Scare/Red Scare – Forthcoming Spring 2023 Week 2 Jacques Derrida, “The Rhetoric of Drugs” Joy James, Warfare in the American Homeland: […]Read More Psychedelics and Black Liberation Syllabus
Photo Digital Painting by JT Creswell entitled, “Sentient Flesh” I shall began at the end. The end of the world that is. Some say such an end has already begun. Others say that this end is on its way. Then there are those who think that the end is only the end if it ends […]Read More Terror ad infinitum, Black Extinction, or an Otherwise World.
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Sometimes: I want to kill myself just to see what’s on the otherwise. One of the consequences of metaphysical violence has been: the violent erasure of Black abstraction and ideation and the subsequent (dis)placement of Black thought to the position of the unthought. This violence has prevented not only the activity of Black thought and […]Read More Black Abstraction
The future, which is now, will require – not a philosophy of science, but a philosophy of pseudoscience. For, in the future, which is now, pseudoscience, will increase in both its chaos and complexity, knowledge and power. This is precisely because the distinction between ‘real science’ and ‘pseudo science’ – historically known in the philosophy […]Read More Metaverse: Man3, Metamodernity and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience
The bulk of what can be said about COVID-19 can only be said in a time to come. A time which may never arrive. All of the positivist certainties are frailties and probabilities masquerading as expertise. It is the making-sport of scientific expertise in the domain of speculation. The unquenchable thirst for immortal immunity, theo-scientifically […]Read More “Trust the Scientist”: Notes Towards a Thanatology of Covid-19
Dear God, If you ask me, “Do you believe in God?” My response would be, “I have an atheist relationship with God.” My relationship with God is not one of belief. These are the term and conditions of our connection. Belief is not one of them. My relationship with God did not and does not […]Read More Dark metaphysics
“Desire unconscious of itself is logic.” – Anthony Paul Farley, The Dream of Interpretation “There are always more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies.” – Anthony Paul Farley, The Dream of Interpretation “[I]f you purport to love truth as power, if you reject the fact that all true love […]Read More What is this truth?
Overview “There is a weight of impossible description that falls away and leaves him bare and exposed to a frightful realization. It is a trauma that a sane and normal mind would be unable to withstand. HE begins to dance. A slow, strange dance, eerie and life-giving. A dance of atavistic signature and ritual. LYONS […]Read More Dramaturgy Notes: Fences
Classroom Presentation: Libidinal Economy Reading: Marriott, David (2011) “Whither Fanon?” Textual Practice 25 (1), 33-69. “Turning to Fanon’s discussion, we will see how the theme of the psyche and culture come together in the form of a mutual abhorrence that is itself a sign of a traumatic inheritance … “ – David Marriott, Whither Fanon […]Read More Marriott’s Fanon, or Brevity on the Tabula Rasa