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About Firmin DeBrabander

Firmin DeBrabander is Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is the author most recently of Life After Privacy (Cambridge U Press, 2020).
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What If Privacy Matters Less Than We Think?
1 month ago

What If Privacy Matters Less Than We Think?

Literally speaking, privacy is ‘idiotic.’ Which is not to say that it is stupid or makes little sense. Rather, privacy makes ‘idiots’ of us all.

Etymology suggests as much, Hannah …
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Would You Want a Brand to Be Your Friend?
1 year ago

Would You Want a Brand to Be Your Friend?

“Brands that succeed will need to act like humans.” This is how one advertising executive summed up the current stage in the evolution of marketing. In particular, brands will seek …
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The Scandal of Democracy
2 years ago

The Scandal of Democracy

The French philosopher Jacques Rancière says there is a scandal at the heart of democracy. ‘Scandal’ certainly comes to mind when I consider the many abuses President Trump heaps on …
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