philosophy, Slavoj Zizek

Philosophy and Racism.

The other day, I commented on a post over at Larval Subjects. Someone replied to my last comment: Racism is socially constructed. Just like gender. They are just signifiers without a signified. Now how do you think you can explain and convince someone who doesn't even know this kind of thinking exists? This is a… Continue reading Philosophy and Racism.

philosophy

Addiction Education for Those Who Won’t Listen or Care. 

This article about Chevy Chases relapse is from a year ago, but it is just as relevant this year. It is very informative.  I'm stepping aside from the philosophy for a minute; but not really.  Of course, I would bet 80%, Will not and do not care about learning this kind of information. And I would… Continue reading Addiction Education for Those Who Won’t Listen or Care. 

critical theory, exhibition

The Rhetoric of Addiction.

I was listening to This NPR report this morning: https://www.npr.org/player/embed/548867893/549401256 We should recognize by now that addiction does not merely affect a few bad people. We should understand that addiction is not only a systemic issue, but a social and cultural issue. Now days, only the most obtuse and ignorant people will be able to… Continue reading The Rhetoric of Addiction.

exhibition, science, truth

International Overdose Awareness Day. 

Today is International overdose awareness day. Are you taking any pain medications Soley because your doctor offered them to you? I don't know the exact statistics but and astonishingly large amount of  people that find themselves addicted to opiates, and many nowadays who find themselves strung out on heroin , were originally prescribed legal pain medication… Continue reading International Overdose Awareness Day. 

critical theory, philosophy

Reality, Naivety and Addiction; Part 2: Google and the failure of communication.

(Note: These posts refer to Slovoj Zizek's talk he did in Spain a few months ago; this one:   *** This ‘post-traumatic world’ that might exist in a utopian dream, if it were not for the naïve subject who is able to have a view where by hope can reside, does not occur within the… Continue reading Reality, Naivety and Addiction; Part 2: Google and the failure of communication.