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What is happening now in Brazil? What is happening is the “It has already happened”
6 days ago

What is happening now in Brazil? What is happening is the “It has already happened”

September 7, 1822 is the date of Brazilian independence. Brazil became independent in a very particular suffering way, as every suffering struggle for independence suffers in its own way. Indeed, …
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St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us
2 weeks ago

St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us

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My initial engagement with Hildegard’s writings and especially with her notion of viriditas (literally: the greening green; figuratively: a self-refreshing vegetal power of creation ingrained in all finite beings) in …
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Fichte. Seriously.
3 weeks ago

Fichte. Seriously.

In the English-speaking world Johann Gottlieb Fichte (17623-1814) is treated as what one might call a footnote philosopher, mentioned—if at all—only in connection with someone or something else. He is …
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Stasis @ The Salon 2. Against the Whole Planet. The Anarchy of Other Earths
4 weeks ago

Stasis @ The Salon 2. Against the Whole Planet. The Anarchy of Other Earths

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This is the second essay in our rubric Stasis @ The Salon, in which we will publish selected fragments from new issues of the journal Stasis, covering a broad range of topics, …
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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation
1 month ago

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation

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A year and a half after the arrival of Virus, some may have started wondering why the usually unscrupulous ruling elites decided to freeze the global profit-making machine in the …
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The Ruins of Our Lives: A Plea for Fatalist Sleeplessness
1 month ago

The Ruins of Our Lives: A Plea for Fatalist Sleeplessness

One of the best scenes in The Cocoanuts (1929) by Marx Brothers is where Mr. Hammer (Groucho) mentions, addressing himself to Chico, the presence of a viaduct between the mainland …
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Vikings, Solaris, Katla: The Big Other and Its Vicissitudes
2 months ago

Vikings, Solaris, Katla: The Big Other and Its Vicissitudes

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Vikings: the big Other as the truth of appearance

What Lacan calls “the big Other” designates a dimension beyond (or, rather, beneath) the sphere of reality and the pleasure-principle, of …
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The R-Files 6: A. Hamza on Love
2 months ago

The R-Files 6: A. Hamza on Love

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The title of this text will most likely get the attention of every ordinary romantic. And, that is not a very difficult thing to do. Romantics like to love – …
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Ignorance by Design
2 months ago

Ignorance by Design

We live in times of rampant social inequality and division. The extant political inequalities are hierarchical, and result in the increasing prevalence of wealthy elites who traverse the realms of …
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Stasis @ The Salon 1. From the Quarantine to the General Strike: On Bataille’s Political Economy
2 months ago

Stasis @ The Salon 1. From the Quarantine to the General Strike: On Bataille’s Political Economy

This essay opens a new rubric Stasis @ The Salon, in which we will publish selected fragments from new issues of the journal Stasis, covering a broad range of topics, …
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