Chapter

Practical Eliminativism

Getting Out of the Face, Again

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EXCERPT

I want to talk about the problems around the concept of experience. But I’ll start with an accelerationist genealogy, starting off with the position that many of us were oriented around in the 90s, which was Nick Land, Landianism. This was a kind of hyper-Deleuzianism, a dark Deleuzianism, but one which was still organised around the problem of experience, I think, in Nick’s theory. You can trace that back to Bataille, the kind of impossible quest to experience not only the maximally intense, but beyond that, the quest to experience from a position where experience itself is not possible; i.e. death, death itself as the limit…