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About A better world is possible. Has always been possible.
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Favourite philosophers Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Zizek, William Connolly, Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt, Ludwig Wittgenstein, David Graeber
Favourite quotations "Oh, there is hope, an infinite amount of hope - just not for us"
- Franz Kafka

"To think is to think otherwise. We think only otherwise"
- François Zourabichvili

"Either ethics makes no sense at all, or this is what it means and has nothing else to say: not to be unworthy of what happens to us ... To will and release the event, to become the offspring of one's own events, and thereby to be reborn, to have one more birth, and to break with one's carnal birth."
- Gilles Deleuze

"The true is not bounded by the false, but rather, the insignificant"
- René Thom

"Nature does not distinguish itself from itself"
- Reza Negarestani

"Singular existence remains the experimentum crucis of philosophy, which it cannot avoid and in which it unceasingly threatens to make shipwreck"
- Giorgio Agamben

"As for the third time in which the future appears, this signifies that the event and the act possess a secret coherence which excludes that of the self; that they turn back against the self which has become their equal and smash it to pieces, as though the bearer of the new world were carried away and dispersed by the shock of the multiplicity to which it gives birth: what the self has become equal to is the unequal in itself"
- Gilles Deleuze

"It is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be"
- Karl Marx

"There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism"
- Walter Benjamin

"Theory depicts a world that does not quite exist, a world that is not quite the one we inhabit. An interval between the actual and the theoretical is crucial insofar as theory does not simply decipher the world, but recodes it in order to reveal something of the meanings and incoherencies with which we live. This is not simply to say that political and social theory describe reality abstractly. At their best, they conjure relations and meanings that illuminate the real or that help us recognize the real, but this occurs in grammars and formulations other than those of the real"
- Wendy Brown

"All that I do and think is merely a Sample of my possibility. Man is more general than his life and his acts. He is designed, as it were, for more eventualities than he can experience. Monsieur Teste says: my possibility never leaves me"
- Paul Valéry