marți, 1 aprilie 2008

A somehow different version of the principles of a non-fascist ontology

Free ontology from all unitary and totalizing paranoia.

Ontology has room for proliferation, juxtaposition, and disjunction, it is composed by relations between powers and not a hierarchy of realms

Withdraw allegiance from the old categories of the Negative (law limit, castration, lack, lacuna, parsimony, reduction, irrelevance), which Western thought has long held sacred as a form of access to reality. Prefer what is positive and multiple: difference over uniformity, flows over unities, mobile arrangements over systems. Believe that what is in your ontology is to be productive and not sedentary but nomadic. The Ockham’s razor can cut one’s head off: the superfluous is the mark of powers to come.

Do not think that the world has to be grey to be understood, even though there are grey and bleak parts of the world. They should not be what is there to be matched. It is the connection of desire to reality (and not its retreat into the forms of representation) that possesses revolutionary force.

Do not use thought to shepherd ontology – thought is part of it.

Do not demand of individuals out of your ontology. Any singularity could become an established order; they are all passing singularities. Wholes are constantly dissolving and recreating singularities.

Don’t think of the world as made of dominions, with borders that could be controlled.

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