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Film Comes to Mind
4 days ago

Film Comes to Mind

During these days (rather these weeks, these months) of self-quarantining and social distancing, movies promise to kill time.  There are lists of movies about contagions and lists of movies that …
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Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson
7 days ago

Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson

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Neoliberal post-modernity has generated many novel forms of reactionary politics and intellectual figures. Arguably none has been as influential and infamous as Jordan Peterson. He shot to fame in 2016 …
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Monitor and Punish? Yes, Please!
2 weeks ago

Monitor and Punish? Yes, Please!

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Many liberal and Leftist commentators have noted how the coronavirus epidemic serves to justify and legitimize measures of control and regulation of the people that had been till now unthinkable …
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A Platform Society
3 weeks ago

A Platform Society

The evidence is overwhelming: Big Tech companies are producing radical changes in the very structure of society. They are not simply technology companies, but powerful agents for the transformation of …
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Position as a Political Category: Phenomenology and the Eroticism of Power
4 weeks ago

Position as a Political Category: Phenomenology and the Eroticism of Power

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Two motivations guided my writing of Political Categories. The first, revealed in the preface, was the need to outline the defining features of politics in the face of a neoliberal assault that …
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The Greening of Hegel
1 month ago

The Greening of Hegel

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There is a fundamental difference between the subject’s alienation in the symbolic order and the worker’s alienation in capitalist social relations. We have to avoid the two symmetrical traps that …
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Is Abstract Labor Universal?
1 month ago

Is Abstract Labor Universal?

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Insofar as he passes in silence over the key role modern science plays in the circuits of capital, Saito thinks abstractly in the Hegelian sense of abstracting from or ignoring …
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Twitter Hearts and Valentine’s Day: On Philosophy and Love
2 months ago

Twitter Hearts and Valentine’s Day: On Philosophy and Love

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I’ve just given an interview at my university for a video spot on Valentine’s Day, which, however, turned out to be about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, #Megxit no less.


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Sleep Away
2 months ago

Sleep Away

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Not long ago, I fell asleep during a dance performance. No, it’s not what you think: in this particular case, spectator sleep was encouraged and even facilitated. The show started …
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In Defense of the Dog Bowl
2 months ago

In Defense of the Dog Bowl

MIT’s Mini Cheetah quadruped robot isn’t the only new working dog on the market. The emerging work-to-eat lifestyle for dog owners banks on the idea that, deep down, every dog …
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