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On Art: What Is the Alternative When There Is No Alternative?

On Art: What Is the Alternative When There Is No Alternative?
5 months ago

On Art: What Is the Alternative When There Is No Alternative?

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Can one imagine a world without art: cave paintings, Mona Lisa, the great gothic cathedrals, all gone? Can one imagine the modern world without its ridiculous supplement of postmodern art, …
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How Scientism Spawns Pseudoscience and Science Denialism
5 months ago

How Scientism Spawns Pseudoscience and Science Denialism

Scientism – the belief that science is the only valid source of knowledge and that all legitimate questions can be answered by science – is what spawns pseudoscience and science …
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Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections
5 months ago

Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections

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ONE: The New Obscene Master

The obscene public space that is emerging today changes the way the opposition between appearance and rumor works. It is not that appearances no longer …
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The Crown of the Stasis
6 months ago

The Crown of the Stasis

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According to the constitution of the World Health Organisation (WHO), health is a fundamental duty of all states and a fundamental right of all citizens. They define it in this …
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The Sickness of Reason
6 months ago

The Sickness of Reason

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There was a sickness out there. And it struck us down with silence. Even when people were in close proximity, their voices were notably quieter. It was like the world …
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Against Murderous Passivity,  or Reading Hannah Arendt Under Lockdown
6 months ago

Against Murderous Passivity, or Reading Hannah Arendt Under Lockdown

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Just weeks into the coronavirus crisis, the lieutenant governor of Texas claimed on national television that Americans over seventy would gladly sacrifice their lives to the coronavirus so the rest …
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On Knees and Elbows
6 months ago

On Knees and Elbows

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I have always shied away from thinking and writing about “the body,” a theme that had been fashionable in philosophy and social theory at least since the 1980s. Not that …
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The Absent Cause: Time, Work and Value in the Age of Coronavirus
6 months ago

The Absent Cause: Time, Work and Value in the Age of Coronavirus

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Making ‘good use’ of Covid-19 is without a doubt illusory, not to mention offensive for those who – as always the weakest social groups – die, suffer and are now …
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To Laugh at Gilded Butterflies
6 months ago

To Laugh at Gilded Butterflies

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The veiled plutocracy of the Obama administration has given way to the open corruption, scientific illiteracy, and kakistocracy of the Trump regime. Trump’s neo-fascist followers, in keeping with the time-honored …
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