Fiction as Method (4): Bergson

How then, are we to use fiction as a method if the outlined concept of futurity resigns us to a closed horizon of politico-fictional potential? To fiction a political imaginary against this systemtime we require an alternate sense of time, and thus it is at this point that we return to Bergson (and the embellishment …

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Fiction as Method (3): Science Fiction & Utopia

Thoughts on the conjunction of science fiction (SF) and utopianism, trying to highlight instances in which fictioning is used as a method for the construction of political imaginaries and how these may be considered in light of Kant’s RF. Fictional thinking regarding the political imaginary is, in no small part, indebted to the tradition of …

Fiction as Method (2): Kant’s Retroactive Futurity

“We were never meant to survive.”1 In what follows I will illustrate Shaw & Reeves-Evison’s retroactive conception of fictioning through a facet of the futural mode of Immanuel Kant’s moral teleology, where the Kantian reduction of philosophy to the ‘ought’ establishes a moral imperative that presents an image of futurity derived from what a subject ought …

The Post Formerly Known as ‘Fuck Timothy Morton’

Constant reminder that Timothy Morton is a garbage human being writing terrible Björk fan fiction. The above post came moments after a small Twitter niche erupted in collective disgust against the object-oriented/ecologist philosopher Timothy Morton who, for entirely unknown and simultaneously bewildering reasons, chose to hit send on that tweet. Typically, I treat statements like …