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Beyond the Digital: Future Nostalgia and the Family Photograph
7 days ago

Beyond the Digital: Future Nostalgia and the Family Photograph

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The digital age has changed the way we relate to objects and subjects alike by moving a substantial portion of human interactions online. This includes the family …
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Prolegomena to a Franciscan Capitalism
2 weeks ago

Prolegomena to a Franciscan Capitalism

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“La conjuration des imbéciles” is the title of a short essay by Jean Baudrillard published in Libération on May 7, 1997. Reflecting on the political success of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s
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Giordano Bruno’s Eroico Furore
3 weeks ago

Giordano Bruno’s Eroico Furore

Whenever I endure injustice, I find relief in reading Giordano Bruno. His wrathful attitude makes him an excellent companion in anger, while his unfortunate example – he burned at the …
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Foucault, Anti-Communism & the Global Theory Industry: A Reply to Critics
4 weeks ago

Foucault, Anti-Communism & the Global Theory Industry: A Reply to Critics

My article in The Philosophical Salon, “Foucault: The Faux Radical,” has been praised in certain circles for its political clarity, while in others it has generated some heated debate, as …
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First as Farce, Then as Tragedy?
1 month ago

First as Farce, Then as Tragedy?

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We all know Marx’s remark that history repeats itself first as a tragedy and then as a farce. Marx had in mind the tragedy of the fall of Napoleon I …
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The R-Files 3.0: Reading Althusser Reading Hegel
1 month ago

The R-Files 3.0: Reading Althusser Reading Hegel

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Reading Louis Althusser is always a complicated task. Not only because of the complexity of his writings (which take the form of premises without conclusions, as well as conclusions without …
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Getting Over The Bauhaus
2 months ago

Getting Over The Bauhaus

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Films, exhibitions, symposia, books, articles: the anniversary of the opening of The Bauhaus turned out to be a small but lucrative academic industry. The Bauhaus are more celebrated now than …
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Living-Dying in a Global Dump
2 months ago

Living-Dying in a Global Dump

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Ours is the age of the global dump. And the information without form that sometimes lends a name to postindustrial societies, economies, and ways of crafting knowledge is but a …
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It Is Not Humanity That Is Failing: A Manifesto
2 months ago

It Is Not Humanity That Is Failing: A Manifesto

At some point we will have to admit that we have failed. We will not have averted catastrophic climate change. We will not have spread prosperity as far as it …
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Putting the Brakes on the Post-Truth Bandwagon
2 months ago

Putting the Brakes on the Post-Truth Bandwagon

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In mid-to-late 2016, an emerging narrative began to claim that we had entered a world in which truth no longer carried the weight and significance that it once did. The …
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