Category Archives: utopian science

Politics of Survival

Anthony Paul Smith has written a post on a debate that has cropped up within his forthcoming edited volume, After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion. The debate, therein represented by Michael Burns and Alex … Continue reading

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Notes on the Ideal University

Why would you want to live anywhere other than a university? Why should a community be anything other than a school, whose overriding collective purpose is to contribute as far as possible in every activity to the continuing enrichment of … 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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Nudity in Song

The way one feels could be likened to an opening or a slamming or a breathing hard all of them, all of them have seen inside my mouth have grown and flown south one day I’ll be my own Leadbelly … Continue reading

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“From the standpoint of catastrophe”

I’ll be back to regular posting soon, including the Marx posts I’ve promised, but I’ve been very busy lately. In the mean time… Nina Power posts some thoughts on the privileging of ontology in philosophy to the detriment of the … Continue reading

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Eliminative Marxism 1: Notes on Eliminativism

I’d intended to participate in an online reading group, proposed by Nate, centered on Chapter 25 of Marx’s Capital Vol. I, “The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation”, and had been preparing some preparatory posts on my reading of Marx, when … Continue reading

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“And for the first time they begin to feel real ‘reality.'”

The words ‘down’ and ‘up’, according to Fuller, are awkward in that they refer to a planar concept of direction inconsistent with human experience. The words ‘in’ and ‘out’ should be used instead, he argued, because they better describe an … Continue reading

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