Fanged Noumena : Collected Writings 1987-2007
Nick Land's unique work, variously described as 'rabid nihilism', 'mad black deleuzianism' and 'cybergothic', developed a rigorous and culturally-engaged escape route out of the malaise of 'continental philosophy'. Land's work has continued to exert an influence, both through the British 'speculative realist' philosophers who studied with him, and through the many cultural producers who have been invigorated by his uncompromising philosophical vision. Beginning with Land's radical rereadings of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Kant and Bataille, the volume collects together the papers, talks and articles of the mid-90s in which Land developed his futuristic theory-fiction of cybercapitalism gone amok; ending with his enigmatic later writings in which Ballardian fictions, poetics, cryptography, anthropology, and the occult are smeared into unrecognizable hybrids. 'Fanged Noumena' gives a dizzying perspective on the entire trajectory of this provocative and influential thinker's work.
- Paperback | 560 pages
- 116.84 x 175.26 x 43.18mm | 566.99g
- 06 Jun 2011
- Urbanomic Media Ltd
- Falmouth, United Kingdom
- 4 line drawings
Table of contents
Robin Mackay and Ray Brassier, Editors' Introduction; Kant, Capital, and the Prohibition of Incest; Narcissism and Dispersion in Heidegger's 1953 Trakl Interpretation; Delighted to Death; Art as Insurrection; Spirit and Teeth; Shamanic Nietzsche; After the Law; Making it with Death; Circuitries; Machinic Desire; CyberGothic; Cyberrevolution; Hypervirus; No Future; Cyberspace Anarchitecture as Jungle-War; Meat (or How to Kill Oedipus in Cyberspace); Meltdown; A zIIgothIc-==X=coDA==-(CookIng-lobsteRs- wIth-jAke-AnD-DInos); KatasoniX; Barker Speaks; Mechanomics; Cryptolith; Non-Standard Numeracies; Occultures; Origins of the Cthulhu Club; Introduction to Qwernomics; Qabbala 101; Tic-Talk; Critique of Transcendental Miserablism; A Dirty Joke
'Theory as cyberpunk fiction: Land's machinic theory-poetry parallelled the digital intensities of 90s jungle, techno and doomcore, anticipating "impending human extinction becoming accessible as a dancefloor"'- Mark Fisher; 'Land had the most brilliantly seductive and meteoric mind, endlessly imaginative and capable of adopting, inhabiting and discarding any philosophical position. With him-and rightly so-philosophy infected every area of life.'-Simon Critchley
About Nick Land
Nick Land is a writer, journalist, and blogger who lives and works in Shanghai. He is the author of 'The Thirst for Annihilation' (1991) and, recently, two works of fiction 'Chasm' and 'Phyl-Undhu: Abstract Horror, Exterminator'.