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My last post was accused of “trying to convince”, which i take to mean trying too hard to convince, and maybe being too argumentative. But i’ve been accused of this many times before.

That got me thinking about how we face ideas and how we fool ourselves.

And Derrida against Deleuze, obviously. Read More »

In all dualities we want to go to one side (that is, MIND, and the release from inertia and the enhancement of freedom), but the means to do it always seem to lie exactly in the side that negates it (that is BODY, and the power of presence and of being concretely real). In the end, we want more MIND in order to get more BODY. But every time we go in this direction we get farther and farther from what we want, exactly as we are getting nearer.

In fact, we try to go to a third world, a third point beyond the dichotomy, and it becomes an impossible goal which we can’t stop following.

[world 1 = BODY] >> [world 2 = MIND] >> [world 3 = TRUTH]

This third shade, this World-3, is not less direct than World-1, nor less real, it is just different. But contrary to World-1, you can never tackle it quantitatively. It is never possible to brute-force World-3, neither with muscle, nor money, nor spam. Thus, BODY-through-MIND is always difficult. Read More »

Borges was a man of letters. I mean he lived for and through and inside and surrounded by books. As such, he wrote tales about letters.

Contrary to what common sense might suggest, this bibliophile did not write even one praise of reason. On the contrary, he imagined a world that had to fight and deny reason, the world of the labyrinth.

Borges, even if not unknown, is hardly famous or best-seller. Nevertheless, the list of people influenced directly or indirectly by him is (at least) amazing. He has almost become a cultural landmark. This image, of Labyrinth against Reason, was immensely powerful. The idea, that might not be his only or best, has given birth to an ideological (even more than literary) movement. I call this movement “The Dérive Apologists”. Read More »

Since childhood I’ve been very sensitive to contradictions between the ideas and their results. I didn’t have a name to it back then, and even now it is a little difficult to say it exactly.

At first I was worried about notions such as a “war to end war”, or “the state that will lead society to the end of the need of a state”. This would be a very contemporary idea, since recently we witnessed a “war against terror”, but terror is a form of war, and creating such a slogan would be a sign of lack of intelligence or morals.

Nevertheless, I latter came to realize that, sometimes, this kind of reasoning can be less mistaken than at first I thought. Read More »