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Vorhandenheit und Zuhandenheit

Not Rival Voices

4Chan, Heidegger, and the Embodiment of Self-Improvement

Slouching Towards Dystopia

Mason Masters

‘Purgatory surpasses heaven and hell in poetry, because it represents a future and the others do not.’ ― Chateaubriand. I. It begins with an allegory Modern publishing is ironically dystopian given the current preponderance of the genre. There are all the hallmarks. For example, a huge divide between the tiny minority of rich, bestselling writers, […]

On Representational and Discriminative Theories of Culture

Kantbot

There cannot be a more effectual way found out to silence the Complaints and Murmurs of the Common People, when they pretend to find fault with the Miscarriages and the Impositions of the Government than if we would lay before them a true Prospect of the Misery and Confusion which attends the Natural State.” — Samuel Pufendorf, […]

Sarcastically, I’m In Charge

Mov

This essay seeks, through an elaboration of the Elementary School Play metaphor, to establish a structural understanding of the nature of liberal electoral politics.

Whig History

Bandalong

Whig History and the Myth of Progress Whig historiography kills braincells. Western schools inculcate in people the notion that history is a story of progress toward Western Liberalism.  Supposedly, History moves from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt into Greece and Rome, up to northern Europe. We have the Magna Carta and the Protestant Reformation, History travels […]

Dissecting Martin Jay’s “Reason after its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory”

Quas Lacrimas

Martin Jay’s most recent book, Reason After Its Eclipse, continues and represents the culmination of Jay’s many decades of research into the intellectual history of critical theory in general and the Frankfurt School in particular, beginning with his definitive 1973 study The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923–1950. Having made […]

The Good Race

Zero HP Lovecraft

A special review of NBC’s The Good Place through the looking glass of the Sufi muslim’s zahir and bāṭin.

Spoonbender Society: Selected Schizo-Epistles

Orcbrand

People say we live in a democracy/democratic republic, a form of government intended to amplify what people think and address problems they find to be important. But it doesn’t ever seem to function that way.

The Autistic Mercury: Chapter 1

Kantbot

You wake up. It’s morning again. Or is it later than that? You’re not entirely certain. You should be getting up for work, but weren’t you fired? It was becoming frequently more common lately after all for social media sites to automatically contact your employers… Maybe you never had a job. You lay in bed. How […]

Sarcastically, I’m In Charge

Mov

This essay seeks, through an elaboration of the Elementary School Play metaphor, to establish a structural understanding of the nature of liberal electoral politics.

The Good Race

Zero HP Lovecraft

A special review of NBC’s The Good Place through the looking glass of the Sufi muslim’s zahir and bāṭin.

Vorhandenheit und Zuhandenheit

Not Rival Voices

4Chan, Heidegger, and the Embodiment of Self-Improvement

Whig History

Bandalong

Whig History and the Myth of Progress Whig historiography kills braincells. Western schools inculcate in people the notion that history is a story of progress toward Western Liberalism.  Supposedly, History moves from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt into Greece and Rome, up to northern Europe. We have the Magna Carta and the Protestant Reformation, History travels […]

Spoonbender Society: Selected Schizo-Epistles

Orcbrand

People say we live in a democracy/democratic republic, a form of government intended to amplify what people think and address problems they find to be important. But it doesn’t ever seem to function that way.

Slouching Towards Dystopia

Mason Masters

‘Purgatory surpasses heaven and hell in poetry, because it represents a future and the others do not.’ ― Chateaubriand. I. It begins with an allegory Modern publishing is ironically dystopian given the current preponderance of the genre. There are all the hallmarks. For example, a huge divide between the tiny minority of rich, bestselling writers, […]

Dissecting Martin Jay’s “Reason after its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory”

Quas Lacrimas

Martin Jay’s most recent book, Reason After Its Eclipse, continues and represents the culmination of Jay’s many decades of research into the intellectual history of critical theory in general and the Frankfurt School in particular, beginning with his definitive 1973 study The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923–1950. Having made […]

The Autistic Mercury: Chapter 1

Kantbot

You wake up. It’s morning again. Or is it later than that? You’re not entirely certain. You should be getting up for work, but weren’t you fired? It was becoming frequently more common lately after all for social media sites to automatically contact your employers… Maybe you never had a job. You lay in bed. How […]

On Representational and Discriminative Theories of Culture

Kantbot

There cannot be a more effectual way found out to silence the Complaints and Murmurs of the Common People, when they pretend to find fault with the Miscarriages and the Impositions of the Government than if we would lay before them a true Prospect of the Misery and Confusion which attends the Natural State.” — Samuel Pufendorf, […]

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