After a year of hibernation, PS pokes its head out again. In our slumber, many a morphed image of the transcendental sneaked into our dreams. With a glance back to previous PS events, that insisted upon the Stubbornness of the Empirical, we consider these dream-images to be symptomatic: while the empirical remains stubborn, the transcendental, […]Read more "Event 6 – Of Changes and Returns – Questions of the Transcendental"
To devise an impenetrable expression, one need not compose an entirely new word. It can suffice to alter those already present in the language. —Daniel Heller-Roazen There are many conceptual corridors beneath the question of secrecy (those of delirium, cruelty, hallucination, whispering, doom), just as there are many shapes that secretive formations can assume (underground […]Read more "Event 5 -(a darktongues, kunning (poetics (& the occult))"
PS: Surrogat(IV)e Autonomy, November 3rd-8th 2016 Image by Jenny Holzer ‘That is said to express a thing in which there are relations which correspond to the relations of the thing expressed… Hence it is clearly not necessary for that which expresses to be similar to the thing expressed, if only a certain analogy is maintained between […]Read more "Event 4 – Surrogat(iv)e Autonomy"
Ouvrez la tête. —Erik Satie PS: We are happy to announce the third installment of “The Stubbornness of the Empirical” at PAF which will take place 2nd-7th June 2016. These events continue to forge an inclusive philosophically-oriented community at PAF, investigating collective conceptual trajectories and giving us a board to sound off. Building off the […]Read more "Event 3 – The Stubbornness of the Empirical – The Sonic"
It doubtless seems highly paradoxical to assert that Time is unreal, and that all statements which involve its reality are erroneous. Such an assertion involves a far greater departure from the natural position of mankind than is involved in the assertion of the unreality of Space or of the unreality of Matter. So decisive a […]Read more "Event 2: The Stubbornness of the Empirical – Sense and Space-Time"
We’re very excited to be announcing a new philosophy initiative at PAF. Over the past years, PAF has increasingly become an important space where philosophy can move outside of the academy, both materially and in terms of the kind of thinking that can flourish here. In an effort to extend that, we’re going to supplement […]Read more "Event 1: Stubbornness of the Empirical"