Just like the word ‘communism’ the concept of ‘democracy’ is so deeply tainted by its association with capitalism that we face a dangerous problem.
It is primal repression that creates or produces the unconscious and which is the first step in the production of the type of self which Freud posits, a self that arises from the tension between sexual instincts and ego instincts. Primal repression is where we begin.
Learning (what exactly) through the rational imagination.
Poetic extractions and connections. Whilst sitting on my sofa.
Some notes on Berkeley, the calculus and the bodies of reasonable beings.
Left wing alternatives, Left Unity and thoughts on the failures of the radical left.
Nietzsche, necessity and amor fati. A brief note. With a hint of chronophobia.
The problem of access that is central to the critique of correlationism depends on the epistemological gap between knower and known. This gap, almost inherent to and therefore inevitably inextricable from the concept of knowledge itself, depends upon the sense of the known as a product alien from the producer. That which I know is known in so far as… Read more →
There is an interesting article on the The Commune website about theorising and imagining a post-capitalist society – take a peek over here. I agree with the emphasis the author has on the problem of labour, abstract labour in particular. At the end of the piece they point out the implication – “So one of the most fundamental tasks we… Read more →