Monthly Archives: March 2010

Principles for Historical Materialism

1. If something like the present can be isolated, be it in a wholly artificial fashion, the materiality or substance of that present is the past. Everything existing now is nothing but the coagulation of the past at a given … Continue reading

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If We’ve Never Been Modern, We Must Become Modern

Skimming through Bruno Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern, I’ve noticed a striking omission. The principle thesis of the book is that modernity involves the “work of purification”, which attempts to clarify (or impose) a sharp and exclusive divide between … Continue reading

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