philosophy

Philosophy, Guitar Pedals and the Postmodern Condition: An Essay Addressing how the Ideal of Local Control over Global Knowledge is the Problem Embedded into Modern Philosophy

I play guitar. In case anyone does not know, there are these small devices, mostly for electric guitars, that go between the guitar and the amplifier that alter the sound of the plain guitar signal.  These devices are called guitar pedals. Guitar pedals are electronic devices that alter the incoming signal of a guitar or… Continue reading Philosophy, Guitar Pedals and the Postmodern Condition: An Essay Addressing how the Ideal of Local Control over Global Knowledge is the Problem Embedded into Modern Philosophy

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.

philosophy

Clean Shave, by CSP – and other postmodern avoidance.

What is the relationship between art and philosophy? That is the issue I treat. In "The Postmodern Condition", Jean-Francois Lyotard speaks of this dichotomy in terms of 'narrative' and 'scientific' discourses. Emmanuel Kant speaks of the difference between Practical and Pure reason. And others also divide essential Being into dichotomous factions and never seem to… Continue reading Clean Shave, by CSP – and other postmodern avoidance.