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"Working through political organization", part 1: Six theses on the conjuncture

26 September 2022
Discussion of topics from "Working through political organization: current results of the Subset of Theoretical Practice (2021-2022)", with focus on our six theses about the conjuncture.

Meeting Materials

Working through political organization_ current results of the Subset of Theoretical Practice (2021-2022) (RE-FORMATTED 01 09 2022)_Redact.pdf

Zoom link

Planned Meetings

03 October 2022

"Working through political organization", part 2: mediations, worlds, ecology, transition

10 October 2022

"Early treatment" ecossystem in Brazil: the "what's to be done" organizing schema for the Brazilian Far-Right

17 October 2022

Discussion on 'Notes on our Melancholy Present'

Previous Meetings (84)

Types on Types: Towards an Informatic Theory of Organization

19 September 2022
If you thought the type theory fetish was bad so far, wait till you get a load of this abstract nonsense. We're gonna talk linear logic types, domain theory types, constructor types, categorical types, computational types. We're gonna talk about types in Rust and Haskell, and types in Rosen and maybe even Karatani (just as a little treat). Only one thing is for sure: if I manage to somehow link all these to the STP theory of organization, it'll surely be some type of miracle.

Meeting Materials

the-theory-of-topos-theoretic-bridges-a-conceptual-introduction_en.pdf

Lenin_ A Letter to a Comrade on Our Organisational Tasks.pdf

YouTube recording

Encontro de apresentação de pesquisas brasileiras no STP 1

13 September 2022
Apresentação das pesquisas feitas por brasileiros participantes do STP.
YouTube recording

On Memory Evolutive Systems (part 3)

12 September 2022
Discussing the seminal work of Andrée C. Ehresmann and J.P. Vanbremeersch.

Meeting Materials

STP - MES.pdf

YouTube recording

On Memory Evolutive Systems (part 2)

05 September 2022
Discussing the seminal work of Andrée C. Ehresmann and J.P. Vanbremeersch.

Meeting Materials

STP - MES.pdf

YouTube recording

Discussion with Rodrigo Nunes about "Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization"

22 August 2022
A conversation with Rodrigo about his book, continuing our ongoing engagement with his work.

Meeting Materials

Questions about NVNH.pdf

YouTube recording

Open Discussion: Real Abstraction and the Communist Hypothesis

15 August 2022
YouTube recording

On questions of nationalism

08 August 2022
YouTube recording

Open meeting on case-study frameworks

01 August 2022
Discussion about which discursive practices can help us construct case-studies.
YouTube recording

Presentation of 'Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization'

25 July 2022
Presentation on the main arguments of Rodrigo Nunes's book 'Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization', in preparation for our discussion with Rodrigo himself, later this year

Meeting Materials

Rodrigo Nunes STP Slides.pdf

YouTube recording

Discussion with Marcelo Hoffman about "Militant Acts"

18 July 2022
The group invites Marcelo Hoffman to present his book "Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles"

Meeting Materials

(SUNY series in New Political Science) Marcelo Hoffman - Militant Acts_ The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles-State University of New York Press (201.pdf

YouTube recording

J. A. Giannotti on the operational scheme

11 July 2022
Presentation on José Arthur Giannotti's approach to identity and equivalence in chapter 1 of "Trabalho e Reflexão" ("Labour and reflection"), and its compatibility with his linguistic turn in "Apresentação do Mundo" ("Presentation of the world"). The presentation deals with the broader issues of the constitution of world-transcendentals and the connection between language and value-form theory

Meeting Materials

GIANNOTTI, J. A. Trabalho e Reflexão (1984).pdf

politics

YouTube recording

On transcendental affinity and the logic of the gift

04 July 2022
An informal presentation of the current draft of a paper formalizing some crucial ideas from Lévi-Strauss and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. Portuguese draft of the paper available upon request.
YouTube recording

General Meeting

27 June 2022
A general meeting to discuss common interests and possible collaborations.

How does class matter? On class and social constraints

20 June 2022
In this meeting we will present some of the main arguments in Lillian Cicerchia's text "Why Does Class Matter?" and try to connect her ideas to the conceptual framework we have been developing. Special attention is given to the issue of how to connect structural and normative constraints, the relation between class, cooperation and competition and the issue of single-system x multi-system descriptions of opression and domination.

Meeting Materials

How does class matter (slides of presentation).pdf

Two logics of collective action.pdf

Structural Domination in the Labor Market.pdf

Why_Does_Class_Matter.pdf

YouTube recording

Sérgio Ferro and the problem of "misplaced free work".

13 June 2022
In this meeting we will try and show how Sérgio Ferro's analysis of the renaissance painters shows their labor as an attempt to escape the harsh conditions of the artisanal labor done in guilds and corporations in the end of feudalism/beginning of modernity.
YouTube recording

Planning next steps

06 June 2022
Meeting dedicated to discussions about (1) STP/SGPP connections, (2) creation of "Immanence of Truths" reading group, (3) new proposals for contribution to Crisis and Critique and (4) other organizational issues of the collective.
YouTube recording

The Internal Language of Commodities pt. 2

23 May 2022
We continue our exploration of the logic of commodities in terms of formal languages (type theory, toposes, etc.).

Meeting Materials

internal-language-2.pdf

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.10258.pdf

mathematics

YouTube recording

Thinking Through Political Organization: Militant Practice and Theory from the Organizational Point of View

12 May 2022
Event at the New School of Social Research, where we presented a summary of our research project, with comments by Bruno Bosteels.

Meeting Materials

Thinking Through Political Organization (Finall).pdf

YouTube recording

Elements for a Logic of Struggles: political economy of social conflict (part 2)

09 May 2022
In this presentation we will propose a formal framework to model the logic of social and political interactions in an attempt to treat three ideas: (i) that of means of production and reproduction of political bodies; (ii) that of boundaries of political bodies through which political interiorities and the social world interact; (iii) that of residues by which political experimentation and investigation can occur. Before introducing the framework, we will discuss the 2015-2016 school occupation movement in Brazil, which will serve both as a motivation and as a test case for the concepts developed.

Meeting Materials

Elements for a Logic of Struggles_compressed.pdf

YouTube recording

Open discussion about new publication

02 May 2022
Discussion about a future collective publication and our plans for the next meetings
YouTube recording

Elements for a Logic of Struggles: political economy of social conflict (part 1)

25 April 2022
In this presentation we will propose a formal framework to model the logic of social and political interactions in an attempt to treat three ideas: (i) that of means of production and reproduction of political bodies; (ii) that of boundaries of political bodies through which political interiorities and the social world interact; (iii) that of residues by which political experimentation and investigation can occur. Before introducing the framework, we will discuss the 2015-2016 school occupation movement in Brazil, which will serve both as a motivation and as a test case for the concepts developed.

Meeting Materials

Elements for a Logic of Struggles_compressed.pdf

YouTube recording

Why Lacan Abandons the Concept of Quilting Point: Toward a New Theory of Ideology

18 April 2022
Lacan’s concept of quilting point point de capiton is an important, albeit highly contested concept in the wider Lacanian vocabulary. Its valence in Lacan’s thought undergoes important changes from its first emergence in the Seminar III on the Psychoses (1950) up to Encore (1974) where Lacan abandons, if not fundamentally alters, the concept. In this paper I want to argue the concept remains central to any critique of ideology that utilizes the Lacanian point of view, and applying the notion to social and political phenomena opens a bigger debate about the epistemological status of political truths. The paper also presents an alternative model for thinking ideology critique that is critical of the Lacanian view, but informed by psychoanalysis in the thought of Edmund Bergler.
YouTube recording

Marx, Ecology and Technology in the Anthropocene

11 April 2022
Trying to grasp the Anthropocene and its political challenges makes Ecology and Technology some of the essential discourses around which a Critique of Political Economy has to locate itself. Reading Marx demands neither enshrining the master nor quickly dismissing his work as a mere relic of a past in which these questions never existed. Refusing both of these, I want to entertain the hypothesis that by reading these two recessive traits of Marx's work together, his interest in technology as a diagram of social domination and his casting of the social organization of production as embedded within a metabolic interaction with nature. Along this path, we might find an important theoretical reconstruction and a clue about the organizational challenge of inscribing together environmental and economic issues within the matrix of capitalist value-relations.
YouTube recording

The Internal Language of Commodities pt. 1

04 April 2022
A discussion of the relation between toposes, Heyting algebra, Marx's law of value and logic.

Meeting Materials

internal-language.pdf

Otani - Capital and Surplus-value.pdf

John L Bell - NOTES ON TOPOSES AND LOCAL SET THEORIES.pdf

Otani - Reproduction of Capital.pdf

mathematics

YouTube recording

Surrogate Reasoning and the Socially Extended Mind Thesis

28 March 2022
In this meeting we introduce the "extended mind" thesis, its connections to our research project and the contributions of Barwise and Shimojima to the theory of "surrogate reasoning".

Meeting Materials

STP Extended Mind 28 03 2022.pdf

Shimojima and Barwise - surrogate reasoning.pdf

Socially Extended Mind reading package.pdf

Shimojima - On the Efficacy of Representation.pdf

YouTube recording

Five theses of the STP

21 March 2022
In this meeting we will discuss the last steps in our collective research and try to identify common theses and threads of enquiry.

Meeting Materials

Five theses.pdf

YouTube recording

the institutional bonds of philosophical activity

14 March 2022
In this presentation we will try and develop how philosophy organizes itself institutionally and what the implications of this structure in a world where universities monopolize the production of philosophy.

Meeting Materials

the institutional bonds of philosophy.pdf

YouTube recording

Meeting with the Extimate collective

21 February 2022
A meeting with the Extimate collective to talk about the situation in Turkey, the crisis of university and their project for a transdisciplinary organization.
YouTube recording

Short Presentations III

14 February 2022
A meeting dedicated to a participant's individual research.

Short Presentations II

31 January 2022
A meeting dedicated to the presentation of a new participant's research.

Short Presentations

24 January 2022
We continue general discussions and give time for participants to give a short presentation on what they're working on.
YouTube recording

Ideas for 2022

17 January 2022
A general meeting to discuss our plans for 2022
YouTube recording

General Meeting about Further Steps

06 December 2021
YouTube recording

Building the text for ŠUM

08 November 2021
YouTube recording

Further Planning for ŠUM (plus TV guide)

01 November 2021
YouTube recording

Planning for ŠUM

25 October 2021
YouTube recording

The generic in Badiou's theory of bodies

18 October 2021
YouTube recording

Sheaves, Forcing and Other Consequences of an Inaccessibly Infinite World

04 October 2021
YouTube recording

The technique of forcing in Being and Event

27 September 2021
YouTube recording

What is a revolutionary organization?

21 September 2021
How can we use science, specifically the science of organization, to inform political practice? This is a recorded talk given at the Revolution in Philosophy series held at Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research in Palestine.

Meeting Materials

What is a revolutionary organization .pdf

YouTube recording

On use and exchange maps in the Primer on Political Phenomenology

13 September 2021
YouTube recording

Reading 'Genericity as Information'

30 August 2021

Meeting Materials

Robert Rosen - Essays on Life Itself (1999).pdf

YouTube recording

Treating the Commons

16 August 2021
We discuss the work of E. Ostrom from a phenomenological standpoint, including common pool resources (CPR), design principles for CPR governance and the appearance of costs.

Meeting Materials

Ostrom.pdf

YouTube recording

Mapping out a possible research direction, part 2

09 August 2021

Meeting Materials

Mapping out a possible research direction.pdf

YouTube recording

Mapping out a possible research direction, part 1

19 July 2021

Meeting Materials

Mapping out a possible research direction.pdf

YouTube recording

Open research questions

05 July 2021
YouTube recording

Introduction to Behavioral Mereology

14 June 2021
Here we discuss the work of Fong, Jaz-Myers and Spivak on determining parts and wholes using entirely constraint-based and functorial language.

Meeting Materials

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1811.00420.pdf

behavioral-mereology.pdf

YouTube recording

Discussion on politics and optics

31 May 2021
YouTube recording

A rough account of what we've been up to, for the benefit of others

17 May 2021

Meeting Materials

Overview 17 05 2021.pdf

YouTube recording

Discussion on method, language and ludics

10 May 2021
YouTube recording

Game semantics, ludics and a little bit of everything

03 May 2021

Meeting Materials

GAME_SEMANTICS_LUDICS_ETC.pdf

YouTube recording

Logic, Logistics, States and almost a bunch of case studies

26 April 2021

Meeting Materials

Logistics.pdf

YouTube recording

Scale relativity in the work of Mark Wilson

19 April 2021
YouTube recording

Scale spacetime: Laurent Nottale's theory of scale relativity

12 April 2021

Meeting Materials

Laurent Nottale and Scale Relativity Theory.pdf

YouTube recording

The compositional point of view: labour time, partial worker, cooperation, part 2

05 April 2021

Meeting Materials

Labour time, Partial Workers and Cooperation.pdf

YouTube recording

The compositional point of view - Labour time, Partial Worker, Cooperation, part 1

29 March 2021

Meeting Materials

Labour time, Partial Workers and Cooperation.pdf

YouTube recording

On algorithmic socialism

22 March 2021
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Previous research and next steps

15 March 2021
YouTube recording

Organization, Force and Conjuncture

08 March 2021
YouTube recording

Essays in Tektology: Basic Organizational Mechanisms

01 March 2021
YouTube recording

On the equality of all minds, part 2

22 February 2021
YouTube recording

On the equality of all minds, part 1

15 February 2021
YouTube recording

A Primer on Political Phenomenology, part 3

01 February 2021

Meeting Materials

Primer_on_Phenomenological_Political_Economy (07 04 2021).pdf

YouTube recording

A Primer on Political Phenomenology, part 2

25 January 2021

Meeting Materials

Primer_on_Phenomenological_Political_Economy (07 04 2021).pdf

YouTube recording

A Primer on Political Phenomenology, part 1

18 January 2021

Meeting Materials

Primer_on_Phenomenological_Political_Economy (07 04 2021).pdf

YouTube recording

Essays in Tektology - Basic Concepts and Methods

16 December 2020
YouTube recording

Tektologic Spaces - Ideas for Organizational Platform

07 December 2020
YouTube recording

Capital as a Space of Reasons

04 December 2020

Meeting Materials

Caron-Pedro Capital as space of reasons.pdf

YouTube recording

Open Games, Sheaves and Prices

23 November 2020
We explore the work of J. Hedges et. al. in defining open games, a compositional approach to game theory, and try to find connections with equilibrium theory and sheaf theory.

Meeting Materials

5fbc60c7b9daf1c119e4ad28_open-games-sheaves-prices.pdf

YouTube recording

Reading Essays in Tektology - What is Organizational Science?

16 November 2020
YouTube recording

Sketch of a Model for Thinking Political Organizations

10 November 2020
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Discussion of further steps

02 November 2020
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Badiou and Marx, part 2

20 October 2020

Meeting Materials

Badiou & Marx.pdf

YouTube recording

Badiou and Marx, part 1

14 October 2020

Meeting Materials

Badiou & Marx.pdf

YouTube recording

Space and Logic, part 2

12 October 2020
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Discussion and revision of previous material

28 September 2020
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Space and Logic, part 1

21 September 2020
YouTube recording

Causal Powers, Scale and Consciousness - An introduction to IIT, part 2

14 September 2020

Meeting Materials

Introduction to Integrated Information Theory 7_9_2020.pdf

YouTube recording

Causal Powers, Scale and Consciousness - An introduction to IIT, part 1

07 September 2020

Meeting Materials

Introduction to Integrated Information Theory 7_9_2020.pdf

YouTube recording

The Logics of Historical Worlds

24 August 2020

Meeting Materials

What is a historical world.pdf

YouTube recording

Compositionality and Generative Effects

17 August 2020
Here we discuss the work of E. Adam in a cohomological and categorical description of generativity. We try to connect aspects of this to phenomenology and political practice.

Meeting Materials

behavioral-mereology.pdf

eadam_PhDThesis.pdf

YouTube recording

The transformation problem and the representation of capital

12 August 2020
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Outline of a Research Project

27 July 2020
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