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Affording Intimacy

Affording Intimacy
3 months ago

Affording Intimacy

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The achievement of contact, immediation[1]

A system of hideouts that help one overcome emotion[2]

… no, we are kept apart by nothing but the thinnest stretch of water (says Narcissus …
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Marvel’s Philosophical Mythology
3 months ago

Marvel’s Philosophical Mythology

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Many intellectuals seem to think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe the way they think of Donald Trump: an unintelligent, profiteering, socially insensitive spectacle not worth taking seriously, except perhaps as …
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Interview with René Descartes On COVID-19
3 months ago

Interview with René Descartes On COVID-19

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Who to turn to in a time of social distancing? Six feet away from me, my guest is a lover of solitude, though he has not once tweeted about it. …
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Mal- and Power
3 months ago

Mal- and Power

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A pandemic is a bad thing: that is something, on which there is little disagreement. Of course, there are some voices declaring that this is not such a great evil. …
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The C** Word: Covid-19 and Calculation
3 months ago

The C** Word: Covid-19 and Calculation

Calculation is omnipresent in the current pandemic. And yet, Continental philosophers never talk about calculation: it seems to be the c** of philosophy. Why is that so? Has it always …
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The Worst Part of Teaching Online Is What We Are Teaching
3 months ago

The Worst Part of Teaching Online Is What We Are Teaching

As universities debate continuing remote instruction through the coming Fall, we should ask what parts of the pre-pandemic university are worth fighting for.

The sizeable effort required of faculty over …
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Social Distancing and its Discontents
3 months ago

Social Distancing and its Discontents

Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents is often read as a text about unnecessarily privileging the needs of the dominant culture and society over those of the individual. The book …
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Sovereign Sacrifice
3 months ago

Sovereign Sacrifice

There is a paradoxical relationship between necessity and destiny: it is chance that determines necessity. The desert rose owes its beauty to the elements that sculpted it, just the way …
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