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The Central Bankers’ Long Covid: An Incurable Condition
5 days ago

The Central Bankers’ Long Covid: An Incurable Condition

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Sheep spend their entire lives being afraid of the wolf, but end up eaten by the shepherd. (Popular proverb)

By now it should be clear that COVID-19 is, essentially, a …
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The Monetization of Masochism
2 weeks ago

The Monetization of Masochism

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It’s late, really late. You’re still scrolling through Facebook/Youtube/Instagram/TikTok. Your back hurts, your neck aches, you’re worn out. You’ve accomplished, you feel, nothing. In fact, where did the minutes, the …
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Masks and Masculinity: Gender, Collectivism & Problems of Authority in a Pandemic
3 weeks ago

Masks and Masculinity: Gender, Collectivism & Problems of Authority in a Pandemic

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The pandemic has largely been an unmitigated disaster, except for the successful application of mRNA vaccines. But from the perspective of psychology and political theory, it has been a fascinating …
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Philosophy and Technique: Reflecting Seven Years after Leaving Engineering
4 weeks ago

Philosophy and Technique: Reflecting Seven Years after Leaving Engineering

Philosophers tend to think that what they are doing is not mere technique. For a technique, according to philosophers, can be practiced mindlessly, meaning that technicians do not need to inquire into …
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Les Non-Dupes Errent
1 month ago

Les Non-Dupes Errent

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We are witnessing lately a gradual decay of the authority of what Jacques Lacan called “the big Other,” the shared space of public values within which only our differences and …
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What is happening now in Brazil? What is happening is the “It has already happened”
1 month ago

What is happening now in Brazil? What is happening is the “It has already happened”

September 7, 1822 is the date of Brazilian independence. Brazil became independent in a very particular suffering way, as every suffering struggle for independence suffers in its own way. Indeed, …
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St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us
2 months ago

St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us

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My initial engagement with Hildegard’s writings and especially with her notion of viriditas (literally: the greening green; figuratively: a self-refreshing vegetal power of creation ingrained in all finite beings) in …
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Fichte. Seriously.
2 months ago

Fichte. Seriously.

In the English-speaking world Johann Gottlieb Fichte (17623-1814) is treated as what one might call a footnote philosopher, mentioned—if at all—only in connection with someone or something else. He is …
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Stasis @ The Salon 2. Against the Whole Planet. The Anarchy of Other Earths
2 months ago

Stasis @ The Salon 2. Against the Whole Planet. The Anarchy of Other Earths

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This is the second essay in our rubric Stasis @ The Salon, in which we will publish selected fragments from new issues of the journal Stasis, covering a broad range of topics, …
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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation
2 months ago

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation

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A year and a half after the arrival of Virus, some may have started wondering why the usually unscrupulous ruling elites decided to freeze the global profit-making machine in the …
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