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“Severance,” Alienation, and the Futility of Reintegration
3 months ago

“Severance,” Alienation, and the Futility of Reintegration

The Apple TV science fiction psychodrama series, Severance (2022–), tells the story of a group of people who agree to work for a large corporation, Lumen, and to undergo a …
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Deadly Drones, Killer Trollies
3 months ago

Deadly Drones, Killer Trollies

The US military’s remote warfare has recklessly killed hundreds more civilians than previously disclosed, including many children, as we’ve learned from incredible reporting by the New York Times.  What the …
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Badiou and the Erasure of Political Frontiers
3 months ago

Badiou and the Erasure of Political Frontiers

Comprising two lectures delivered in November of 2016, Alain Badiou’s short book on Trump arrived in 2019, at the outset of the last election season. It is thus tempting to …
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The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism
3 months ago

The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism

Foundations of the Global Theory Industry

Frankfurt School critical theory has been—along with French theory—one of the hottest commodities of the global theory industry. Together, they serve as the common …
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Born Female, Born Free
3 months ago

Born Female, Born Free

On the morning of May 3, 2022, every girl and woman who’s ever read Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” woke up in a nightmare. As Roe v Wade is …
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Literary Horizonality
4 months ago

Literary Horizonality

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The realist phenomenological response to empiricism argues that the structure of the universe is evident in how a human consciousness naturally tends to unify in some cases and differentiate in …
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“No More Insight Than a Small Boy”: Rank on Freud
4 months ago

“No More Insight Than a Small Boy”: Rank on Freud

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“Psychoanalysis,” Otto Rank once remarked, “was born in the year 1881. Its father was the late physician, Dr. Josef Breuer, who for nearly ten years kept secret the birth of …
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Pause for Thought: Money without Value in a Rapidly Disintegrating World
4 months ago

Pause for Thought: Money without Value in a Rapidly Disintegrating World

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The acceleration of the “emergency paradigm” since 2020 has a simple yet widely disavowed purpose: to conceal socioeconomic collapse. In today’s metaverse, things are the opposite of what they seem. …
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A Few Points of Philosophical Interest Learned by Watching Our Cats: Part II
4 months ago

A Few Points of Philosophical Interest Learned by Watching Our Cats: Part II

If cats are conscious but not self-conscious—that is, if they do not split experience in two and constitute an inner self which stands at one remove from all other perceptions—they …
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The Political Implications of Non-Representative Art
5 months ago

The Political Implications of Non-Representative Art

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In his Philosophy of History, Hegel provided a wonderful characterization of Thucydides’s book on the Peloponnesian war: “his immortal work is the absolute gain which humanity has derived from that …
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