‘Pataphysics will be, above all, the science of the particular, despite the common opinion that the only science is that of the general. ‘Pataphysics will examine the laws governing exceptions.
'Pataphysics, knowledge of the specific and irreducible, is therefore the opposite of physics.
the most serious of all the sciences.
Ever since the mind developed as a machine to think without fingers, ’pataphysics has been around as a renegade rationality, whose project has been the ludic anamorphosization of Truth, Science and their reactionary structures, regulatory ideals and compromise formations. Ludic? By all means ludic. Yet a strict tenet of imperturbability is fundamental to all ’pataphysical endeavours. ’Pataphysics is serious, for to effectively debunk the serious it must itself be taken seriously. Neither parodic, nor partaking of the logic of the absurd, ’Pataphysics operates as a decidedly unofficial contaminant, generated within, and as a part of, all or any scientific production. Installing itself within those rational endeavors of syllogism, ratiocination, and truth production, it asserts its own status as an essential and partconstitutional contaminant.
Pata is to meta as meta is to vanilla; so patarationality is the effort to think outside of outsideness or beyond beyondness, and/or the results of such efforts. It is also inherently resistant to definition, so the above is not really valid. https://t.co/Brt14J5Cbd— mtraven (@mtraven) December 30, 2018