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“The work to come, for we philosophers-to-come, lies in describing what will transpire globally in terms of individuation, whether this will be the individuation of geometry, the individuation of art, the individuation of physics, the individuation of the living, the individuation of nations, technological individuation, or psychical individuation in the Freudian sense.”

– Stiegler, The Magic Skin


“This task of philosophy, brought now into today’s world, is, however to rethink capitalism, that is rearticulate Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.”

– Stiegler, Magic Skin

“Every man creates his meaning and form and goal.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“The future of philosophy is in struggle.”
“It is a matter of struggling against what, in capitalism, constitutes a deathly, regressive tendency to negate its limit.”

– Stiegler, Magic Skin

“Annoyance is a physical illness that is by no means ended simply by eliminating the cause of the annoyance.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

“Why is it so important what – others have done? Why does it become sacred by the mere fact of not being your own? Why is anyone and everyone right – so long it’s not yourself? Why does the number of those others take the place of truth? Why is truth made a mere matter of arithmetic – and only addition at that! Why is everything twisted out of all sense to fit everything else? There must be some reason. I don’t know. I’ve never known it. I’d like to understand.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“My dear fellow, who will let you?
That is not the point. The point is, who will stop me.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Emmanuel Levinas, On Escape

Kelly McKernan: “These scenes often comment on the operating consequences of idealism and fantasy due to naivety and youth with two opposing forces at work: natural inclination versus cognitive reasoning.”

“This is something that I’ve come to terms with myself – letting go of being a conceptualist and admitting to up front that I really just enjoy the act of creating. ” from her blog.

“Nothing can be reasonable or beautiful unless it’s made by one central idea, and the idea sets every detail.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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