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Larval Subjects, the Impetus for Communication and the Common Thought of the Past.

Prof Bryant has an interesting post today.  And it inspired me to comment, below: As I taught Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics today, I emphasized the manner in which so many of the virtues he lists are social in nature. Although we intuitively value many of the virtues Aristotle lists, I don’t think it would occur to… Continue reading Larval Subjects, the Impetus for Communication and the Common Thought of the Past.

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.

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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.

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The Machine and Being: The Commons.

"We must situate what has been left out if we are ever to get anywhere beyond repeating the same old philosophical tropes." *note on the note: ‘They’ are those who are ‘in the commons’. {WIKI: Commons: - The definition from the Digital Library of the Commons is; "the commons is a general term for shared resources in which… Continue reading The Machine and Being: The Commons.

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Materialism And Nihilism. (or: What is Philosophy?)

We have to be careful when mining resources from traditional discourse. I have proposed here and there that we need to clean up philosophical discussion, and so I'm going to give an example, a brief and not exhaustive nor rigorously thorough, rendition of what I mean when I say we have to clean up philosophy.… Continue reading Materialism And Nihilism. (or: What is Philosophy?)

aphilosophy, bad faith, convention, critical theory, Exhibition, Francois Laruelle, irony, Jean-Francois Lyotard, non-philosophy, philosophy, reality, the individual, true object, Uncategorized

Concerning Commitment. Violence and Nonviolence.

Yes; one could say 'divinity'. I think the problem, as some people have talked about elsewhere, is what that term incorporates; hence the 'need' for commitment, what I could term, conventional commitment, or maybe a commitment to the institutionalized-ideologized State, the incorporated arena thereof that has been designated (conventionally) 'x-ism', or even for another arena,… Continue reading Concerning Commitment. Violence and Nonviolence.

being, convention, critical theory, Exhibition, existence, faith, Immanuel Kant, irony, Jean-Francois Lyotard, metaphysics, non-philosophy, philosophy, poetry, post-modern, true object, Uncategorized

The Problem of the Dialectic: Convention, Reality and Irony.

The dialectic, as I have said earlier, cannot be taken too seriously. For when it is, the break that has perspective finds the levity that brings the truth of the matter over the impending doom. Yet when things have become so serious, it is only because I have been presented with my self and the… Continue reading The Problem of the Dialectic: Convention, Reality and Irony.