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Has Transgender Identity Politics Gone Too Far?

Has Transgender Identity Politics Gone Too Far?
3 months ago

Has Transgender Identity Politics Gone Too Far?

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I was recently reading the introduction to the inaugural edition of the Transgender Studies Quarterly (University of Arizona, 2014). The authors of that introduction very helpfully explained that two head-crunching …
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Is the Center Neoliberal?
4 months ago

Is the Center Neoliberal?

It may seem strange to resurrect a neoconservative thinker to address questions of neoliberalism, yet Irving Kristol’s largely forgotten Two Cheers for Capitalism (1978) helps us understand the turn to …
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What Is It Like to Be a Bot?
4 months ago

What Is It Like to Be a Bot?

Blake Lemoine is – or was – a Google engineer who recently made a disturbing claim: the LaMDA chatbot he was working on had developed a child-like consciousness. The transcripts …
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Shaming Culture as Neoliberal Governmentality
4 months ago

Shaming Culture as Neoliberal Governmentality

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The late French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926-1984) remains one of the Left’s favorite political theorists. He’s particularly celebrated for his critiques of power, whether he was talking about …
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Nietzsche’s Egypt
4 months ago

Nietzsche’s Egypt

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In one of his many criticisms of “the philosophers,” Nietzsche derides the Eleatics and the Platonists for their belief in a single One and a world of being, a “true …
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