continental philosophy and cultural capital

Object-Oriented Philosophy

Analytic philosopher Eric Schliesser with THIS story from an art museum bookstore. It’s about as balanced and well-written an account from the other side as you’ll find.

However, I don’t think that the museum gift shop patrons were merely acquiring cultural capital with those books. A lot of them really are good books. (And I say this as one of the few continental philosophers to have enjoyed the Sokal Hoax.) Mainstream analytic philosophers need to ask themselves tougher questions about why their books mostly aren’t being sold in art galleries. Nor is it cause for pride.

My view, as expressed on this page in the past, is that the analytic/continental divide is not “merely sociological” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). It is irreparable and unbridgeable. It will not be repaired, and one side will not divide the other, but both will eventually be replaced by something different. The root of…

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A Short History of Yoga

This is pretty cool. I didnt know even a rough history.

So then i would add: “…in the early part of the 21century, the division that was East and West philosophies began to dissolve. And history began to repeat itself. This moment of human historical conflation and coalescing of knowledge coincided with a revealing of the truth of the matter, and sprituality renewed its self through a completed denial whereby humanity saw itself a new universal enity.  

Who knew that it would have taken another 4000 years for the extent of the repetitive nature of human consciousness to to acknowledge and sink in, but at that, likewise be forgotten to allow for again those same spiritual dislaimers of ideological real fantasy.”


yan writes

The “Gymnastic Yoga” adopted by the West emerged at the end of the 19th century, but Yoga is really a spiritual quest and earliest known writings about it goes way back to 3000 BC in a collection of ancient texts known as the Vedas. The early Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans. Around 800 to 500 BC, some in the Indian society started to question the traditional Vedic religious order. A movement began to shift the focus of religious life from external rites and sacrifices to internal spiritual quests. Some of these philosophy and practices were compiled into the Upanishads, which became the last collection to be filed under the vedic corpus, and formed the spiritual core of the Indian religions.

Later around 500 BC, the teachings of the Upanishads were integrated and made more accessible to people through…

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Lacans Foreshadow of the aphilosophical 

…the difference, though, between Zizeks appropriation of the situation and mine is that  Zizeks default is toward the ideological, toward the total truth of the real true object. He makes no offering of how he has come to such truth; rather, his assumption is of a foundational psychology, as this psyvhological subject truly exists within A and The True common human reality. He argues the ubiquity of ideology because he figures his identity within it, an ideological figure. He is only powerful by being complicit in its operations of power. 


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