July 29, 2021

Gnosticism And The Contemporary Production Of Race (Jacob Vangeest)

“Blackness is not only that which relates to the constitutive outside of any social bond—whether that outside be excluded or included is secondary—but also that which relates to the undoing or unraveling of every social bond” -Jared Sexton, “On Black Negativity” Carl Schmitt defines the Greek nomos as the cutting up of the World through […]

Global Anthropogenesis And The Black Messianic Animal, Or Relation’s Ban Of Contact With The Ruptured Flesh Of The Earth, Part 2 (Andrew Santana Kaplan)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. It is nonetheless instructive for me to engage Meyer’s project as a means of elaborating and contradistinguishing my notion of the black messianic animal—especially as a messianic thought singularly subtracted from its usual attendant logics of eschatological redemption. Before proceeding […]

Global Anthropogenesis And The Black Messianic Animal, Or Relation’s Ban Of Contact With The Ruptured Flesh Of The Earth, Part 1 (Andrew Santana Kaplan)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The ban is a form of relation. But precisely what kind of relation is at issue here, when … the terms of the relation seem to exclude (and, at the same time, to include) each other? … The ban is … the simple positing of relation […]