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NVC Reading notes #4

NVC Reading notes #4

Klossowski – Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle – Reading notes for Ch.s 3-5 (These notes are partially exegetical for students and partially exploratory for myself). CH3 The ‘Eternal Return’ is the thought experiment from Nietzsche, the central presentation of which is found in ‘The Gay Science’, S.341 and runs as follows: ‘The heaviest weight. – What if some day or… Read more →

Philosophy in Second Life?

I have popped in and out of Second Life at various points over the last four years and keep a client on my laptop which usually needs to be updated each time I log each because of the infrequency of those occasions.  I love online environments in many ways but never found anything of any interest in SL, with the… Read more →

NVC Reading notes #3

NVC Reading notes #3

Reading Chapters 1 and 2 of NVC we come fully and squarely up against the peculiarity of Klossowski’s text.  The discussion interprets and does so using a swathe of textual evidence but the interpretation is not a gentle teasing out of an argument, a kind of ‘efficient paraphrasing’, rather it is a positioned interpretation.  That is, it offers a reading… Read more →

NVC Reading notes #2

NVC Reading notes #2

If one of the first impressions on reading NVC is that something like a ‘psycho-analysis’ is being done then it is worth asking why this impression occurs and what relation to Freud exists.  That it should be, in a sense, relatively uncontroversial to suggest NVC ‘reads like’ a psycho-analytic text comes from the emphasis of the biological, biographical and historical… Read more →