Tag Archives: utopiation

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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“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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Impatient Messianism

Messianic politics is often derided for its passivity, resignation, and ineffectuality. Yet these are not inherent vices, which I’ll attempt to demonstrate here by defending a very different sense of messianism. God’s Waiting Room Messianism is a matter of redemption. … Continue reading

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Utopian Schemes: King Gillette and Frederick Engels

Man Coporate. He absorbs, enfolds, encompasses, and makes the world his own. He will do more; he will penetrate the confines of space, and make it deliver up its secrets and power, for Mind, the Child of the great Oversoul … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Meaning

Some climate-change deniers resort to the argument that warming is not some horrific abuse of nature by man, but simply a natural phenomenon that has occured countless times throughout history, and so even if man is contributing to it in … Continue reading

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Artificial Realism

Ben Noys on the agency problem in Marxism. To briefly recapitulate, there is a debate as to the relation between labor and the standpoint of critique: is labor-power a force external to capital rooted in ‘human nature’ and on the … Continue reading

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Iranian Variations, Marxist Repetitions *UPDATED AGAIN*

[Images from Boston.com, via Reza] UPDATE: Anyone reading this post should supplement it, at the very least, with Reza’s brief comment’s below, and with this great piece by Ali Alizadeh’s piece here. 2nd UPDATE: See also these great pieces by … Continue reading

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