Towards an Anthropology as Science Fiction by Dominique Ganawaabi
Post-Indian Aphorisms by Dominique Ganawaabi
Both of the above readings by Dominique are in Black Seed 7 on TheAnarchistLibrary.org
For next week, we decided to juxtapose the above reading on anthropology as science fiction with excerpts from volume 1 of The Accursed Share by Georges Bataille. Given the focus on anthropology in Dom’s piece, I’m suggesting we discuss the section “The Historical Data 1”. It is a bit long, but split into two parts (“Sacrifices and Wars of the Aztecs” and “The Gift of Rivalry: Potlach”), which you could read either or both of. I’d say the point here is more to focus on the way Bataille approaches “anthropology” in this text rather than needing to necessarily digest every word of both sections. So, as always, just read what you can/are inclined to! Text is HERE. ~N
Psychoanalysis of Fire by Gaston Bachelard, A. Ross
The Psychoanalysis of Fire, chapters 3 and 4, by Gaston Bachelard
Break-out From the Crystal Palace pdf selected pages
We will read three sections of chapter 1 of Breakout From The Crystal Palace:
- The Origins of Anarcho-Psychology
- The Existentialist
- The Anarcho-Individualist and Social Action
These three sections are contained in the following Immediatism episodes:
362 The Critique of Ideology 1, by John Carroll
364 The Critique of Ideology 3, by John Carroll
365 The Critique of Ideology 4, by John Carroll
This week we’ll be discussing Against Method by Paul Feyerabend. The focus is chapters 1 and 2, with chapter 18 included to provide some extra context and fuel for discussion.
Against Method Ch 1,2,18
We will read two passages from Laura Riding’s Anarchism Is Not Enough — Letter of Abdication and The Myth.
Laura Riding reading for 4:13:21
Agamben’s The Open: Man and Animal; The whole book is said to be about an hour read, so try to get as far as you can. Good stuff happens toward the end. We will discuss the whole book.
The Open Man and Animal by Giorgio Agamben (z-lib.org)
Clarifying the Unique & Its Self-Creation: An Introduction to Stirner’s Critics, by Jason McQuinn
Clarifying the Unique audio part 1 on Immediatism
Clarifying the Unique audio part 2 on Immediatism
For anybody who’s interested in reading a more contemporary critique of Stirner, here is a pamphlet against Stirner and individualism written by some anarchists recently. might be a nice addendum to this week’s piece:
Entanglement: On Anarchism and Individualism
Another potential supplement for this week’s reading, this one much shorter and with a far better grasp of Stirner than the pamphlet above. Check it out if you’ve already read the intro to Critics and are looking for something to ponder before tonight’s conversation.
Ricardo Baldissone – “Not for Understanding but for Cutting: Breaking out of the Western Conceptual Straitjacket with Stirner”