Category Archives: theory

The Order of Things – Michel Foucault

“And so, for knowledge, the being of things is an illusion, a veil that must be torn aside in order to reveal the mute and invisible violence that is devouring them in the darkness.” (303 The Order of Things Foucault)

The Order of Things – Michel Foucault

“And so, for knowledge, the being of things is an illusion, a veil that must be torn aside in order to reveal the mute and invisible violence that is devouring them in the darkness.” (303 The Order of Things Foucault)

Instincts and Institutions – Gilles Deleuze

“What we call an instinct and what we call and institution essentially designate procedures of satisfaction.” (19 Deleuze) In one way, an organism operates by instinct; it reacts to external stimuli and outside forces. The organism extracts from the external

Instincts and Institutions – Gilles Deleuze

“What we call an instinct and what we call and institution essentially designate procedures of satisfaction.” (19 Deleuze) In one way, an organism operates by instinct; it reacts to external stimuli and outside forces. The organism extracts from the external

MADNESS – Michel Foucault

“One day, perhaps, we will no longer know what madness was. Its form will have closed up on itself, and the traces it will have left will no longer be intelligible. To the ignorant glance, will those traces be anything

MADNESS – Michel Foucault

“One day, perhaps, we will no longer know what madness was. Its form will have closed up on itself, and the traces it will have left will no longer be intelligible. To the ignorant glance, will those traces be anything

Peter Sloterdijk – Neither Sun Nor Death

“To conceive finitude and opening simultaneously: that is the matter at hand.” (190) Neither Sun Nor Death is a collection of interviews between Peter Sloterdijk and Hans-Jurgen Heinrichs. The structure of an interview happens to work incredibly well for a

Peter Sloterdijk – Neither Sun Nor Death

“To conceive finitude and opening simultaneously: that is the matter at hand.” (190) Neither Sun Nor Death is a collection of interviews between Peter Sloterdijk and Hans-Jurgen Heinrichs. The structure of an interview happens to work incredibly well for a

Michel Foucault – the duplicated body – History of Madness

Consequently a madman is not recognized as such because an illness has pushed him to the margins of normality, but because our culture situates him at the meeting point between social decree of confinement and the juridical knowledge that evaluates

Michel Foucault – the duplicated body – History of Madness

Consequently a madman is not recognized as such because an illness has pushed him to the margins of normality, but because our culture situates him at the meeting point between social decree of confinement and the juridical knowledge that evaluates

Friedrich Nietzsche – Mixed Opinions and Maxims (1879)

aphorism 201 “Philosophers’ error. – The philosopher supposes that the value of his philosophy lies in the whole, in the structure; but posterity finds its value in the stone which he used for building, and which is used many more times

Friedrich Nietzsche – Mixed Opinions and Maxims (1879)

aphorism 201 “Philosophers’ error. – The philosopher supposes that the value of his philosophy lies in the whole, in the structure; but posterity finds its value in the stone which he used for building, and which is used many more times

Michel Foucault – critical consciousness/tragic experience – History of Madness

“For madness unleashes its fury in the space of pure vision. Fantasies and threats, the fleeting fragments of dreams and the secret destiny of the world, where madness has a primitive, prophetic force, revealing that the dream-like is real and

Michel Foucault – critical consciousness/tragic experience – History of Madness

“For madness unleashes its fury in the space of pure vision. Fantasies and threats, the fleeting fragments of dreams and the secret destiny of the world, where madness has a primitive, prophetic force, revealing that the dream-like is real and