Black Abstraction

Sometimes: I want to kill myself just to see what’s on the other side. One of the results of metaphysical violence has been, the violence of preventing Black abstractions and ideations. This violence has prevented not only the activity of Black thought and abstraction, but it has also prevented Black abstractions from coloring the terms […]

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Metaverse: Man3, Metamodernity and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience

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 […]

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“Trust the Scientist”: Notes Towards a Thanatology of Covid-19

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 […]

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Dark metaphysics

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 […]

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What is this truth?

“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 […]

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Dramaturgy Notes: Fences

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 […]

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On “The Function of ‘the Black Father’”

“If black children were raised in an environment that focused not on bemoaning their lack of fathers but on filling their lives with the nurturing love we all need to thrive, what difference would an absent father make?” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/10/the-dangerous-myth-of-the-missing-black-father/) This question sets up a false binary: either we bemoan the loss of a Black Father […]

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Three Notes on Foucault

“We must not see the constitution of natural history, with the empirical climate in which it develops, as an experiment forcing entry, willy-nilly, into a knowledge that was keeping watch on the truth of nature elsewhere … natural history … is the space opened up … in representation by an analysis which is anticipating the […]

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