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Chile: Toward a New Signifier
20 hours ago

Chile: Toward a New Signifier

Recently, two events that showed a glimmer of hope occurred in our depressing times: the elections in Bolivia and the APRUEBO referendum in Chile. (On October 25, 2020, voters were …
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We Need Air. Now.
1 week ago

We Need Air. Now.

During the unfolding crises, we struggle to make sense of our immediate surroundings. This year has exposed us to a far-reaching inhospitality. The situation, nonetheless, offers an opportunity to remove …
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The R-Files 1.0: On Eclipse of Reason & Elements of the Philosophy of Right
2 weeks ago

The R-Files 1.0: On Eclipse of Reason & Elements of the Philosophy of Right

“The R-Files” (short for “The Review Files”) is a new monthly feature of The Philosophical Salon. Under this heading, philosophers Frank Ruda and Agon Hamza take a look at what …
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Before Power, After Life
3 weeks ago

Before Power, After Life

Giorgio Agamben’s recent interventions on the Covid-19 pandemic have triggered a heated debate that extends well beyond the boundaries of academic discussion. It has been said that the Italian philosopher …
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Orientalizing the Virus
4 weeks ago

Orientalizing the Virus

By May 2020, all Western nations, and some others, joined in a chorus demanding the WHO conduct an investigation of how and where the coronavirus originated. By now, China has …
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The Limits of Liberal Democracy
1 month ago

The Limits of Liberal Democracy

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In the weeks before the US presidential elections, different forms of populist resistance are gradually generating a unified field: “Armed militia groups are forging alliances in the final stages of …
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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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Foucault: The Faux Radical
2 months ago

Foucault: The Faux Radical

The Radical Recuperator

Ptolemy constructed an inordinately complex model of the universe in order to make all of the empirical data conform to a central, organizing false assumption, namely, that …
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A Time Span in a Corner of the Global South: A Sketch
2 months ago

A Time Span in a Corner of the Global South: A Sketch

How do you measure time in the third world?

I grew up surrounded by the neon lights of Western hegemonic principles through radio, TV, and print. The 1990s were …
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Kurc Te Gleda — Through Lubitsch’s Looking Glass
2 months ago

Kurc Te Gleda — Through Lubitsch’s Looking Glass

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The title is printable only in (what is for me) a foreign language (English, in this case), making sure that readers would not understand it. In Slovene, it is an …
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