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Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?

Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?
3 weeks ago

Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?

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A letter in support of Avital Ronell, professor at the German Department of NYU, which I also signed, caused some outcry in the academic yellow press. Avital was accused of …
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What Do We Do When We Do Philosophy?
3 weeks ago

What Do We Do When We Do Philosophy?

Recently, an ‘anonymous academic’ published a piece in The Guardian. He or she seemed to be voicing a common ‘predicament’ that has been recently upsetting the western academia: “I struggle …
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The Time of the Victim
4 weeks ago

The Time of the Victim

A key theme of Night Shyamalan’s psycho-thriller film Split (2016) is surviving abuse. Kevin Crumb, played by James McAvoy, was abused as a child and suffers from dissociative identity disorder, …
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When the Private Becomes Political
1 month ago

When the Private Becomes Political

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I think that there is a lot of good that can come from the #metoo campaign, but at the same time I am wary of the way this conversation about …
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Spaces of Terror
1 month ago

Spaces of Terror

For my students…

 Modern International Law is, essentially, a right of war and peace – a jus belli ac pacis, as it was called by one of its founding fathers, …
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