Quentin Meillassoux: Another Laughably Bad, Pseudo-Philosopher Charlatan ‘Exposed’

RND/ In which, by even merely mentioning such embarrassingly dire, grifting hacks such as ‘Quentin Meillassoux’ – not that anyone’s even called that in reality – you feel you’ve already given them too much intellectual credit. Is his work really the best that philosophy in France (not ‘French philosophy’) has to offer today? Reading the … Read more

Notes Towards A Satirical Examination Of Ray ‘Batshit Jumblewords’ Brassier

RND/ To consider loose notes towards a satirical examination of Ray ‘Batshit Jumblewords’ Brassier, whose work and approach appears so stubbornly byzantine in its hopelessly tortured, hyper-obscurantist display of unimportant cleverness, it might as well arrive from an inherently insane synthetic intelligence that cannot help spew out impossibly complex pseudo-philosophical bullshit. There’s very little joy … Read more

On Reza Negarestani’s Obscurantist “Intelligence and Spirit”

RND/ In which Reza Negarestani’s patently ridiculous tome “Intelligence And Spirit” appears as an accidental Onion parody of conservative ‘postmodern-generator’ style parodies. Or maybe just a big showy display of barefaced mystification and stupefying verbiage – an unfettered, pseudo-philosophical slab of Quatsch and Nonsense. [..] a book on computation and culture that is riddled with … Read more