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Gaming Streams and Interpassivity: The Enjoyment of Others
7 days ago

Gaming Streams and Interpassivity: The Enjoyment of Others

We are in the middle of the streaming wars. A boom of content platforms, as entertainment mega-companies like to call themselves, is happening: AppleTV+, Disney+, Paramount+, etc. Streaming has become …
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You Are Not Having Milk!
2 weeks ago

You Are Not Having Milk!

Perhaps The Philosophical Salon readers are familiar with Alenka Zupančič’s illustrative remarks about a key scene in Ernst Lubitsch’s classic film Ninotchka (1939). A man enters a cafe and requests …
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The Algorithm Revolution in the Art World
3 weeks ago

The Algorithm Revolution in the Art World

I was very young when I began exploring the world of digital art, fascinated by the potential of software like Photoshop. It was version 5.0, which is to today’s version …
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Thomas Nagel’s Bat and Ours
4 weeks ago

Thomas Nagel’s Bat and Ours

There is a bat in our bedroom. We don’t know how it got in, but bats can crawl through the narrowest of crevices and passageways, and our old house is …
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The Faces of New Barbarism
1 month ago

The Faces of New Barbarism

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In Moscow, authorities began to check the condition of bomb shelters at schools. No one showed the written document itself, but management reported that the order had been received to …
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Post-Fascism and the Islamic Republic of Iran
1 month ago

Post-Fascism and the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Fascism has never been obsolete. It is omnipresent.[1] The specters of the 1930s have now been reawakened on multiple levels. Mindful of its revenant, Enzo Traverso in The New Faces …
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Reloading Laughter: Žižek and a Theory of Comedy
2 months ago

Reloading Laughter: Žižek and a Theory of Comedy

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Despite his reputation for telling jokes and the central role that humor plays in his philosophy, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek does not have a theory of comedy. In his …
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Mother Earth and the Maternal Body
2 months ago

Mother Earth and the Maternal Body

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The personification of nature as a maternal figure has a long history, spanning many different cultural belief systems: within Greek mythology, she is Mother Gaia; in Inca belief, Pachamama; and, …
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The Cult of Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: A Proletarian Critique
2 months ago

The Cult of Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: A Proletarian Critique

It has been over four decades since Cedric Robinson published his widely-acclaimed study, Black Marxism.[1] In recent years the work has enjoyed a celebratory renaissance.  It has become increasingly influential …
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On “Legitimate Rapes”
2 months ago

On “Legitimate Rapes”

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An obscene event occurred back in 2012. In an effort to explain his stance on abortion, Representative Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, provoked ire across the political …
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