I met a man who wasn’t there: the ethics of Ashbless (Hyperstition)

‘Templeton sits immobile in his attic room, immersed in the deceptively erratic ticking of his old nautical clock, lost in meditation upon JC Chapman’s hermetic engraving. It now seems that this complex image, long accepted as a portrait of Kant, constitutes a disturbing monogram of his own chronological predicament. As if in mockery of stable … More I met a man who wasn’t there: the ethics of Ashbless (Hyperstition)

D/G: CAPITALISM/ THE THING/ FICTIONAL QUANTITIES (Hyperstition)

In the interests of accumulating resources, I think it is worthwhile reproducing the key passages from Anti-Oedipus on capitalism, fictional quantities and the Thing. ‘The segmentary territorial machine makes uses of scission to exorcise fusion, and impedes the concentration of power by maintaining the organs of chieftanry in a relationship of impotence with the group; … More D/G: CAPITALISM/ THE THING/ FICTIONAL QUANTITIES (Hyperstition)

HYPERSTITION/ SUPERSTITION (Hyperstition)

Philip of It’s All In Your Mind blog asks me via e-mail to elucidate the difference between hyperstition and superstition. This provides an excellent opportunity to explore some of the basics of hyperstition. One difference is that superstitions don’t necesarily involve a becoming-real. It’s true that superstitional beliefs can have some impact upon the real. … More HYPERSTITION/ SUPERSTITION (Hyperstition)