Category: Grad School

Approaching eschatology

I am very close to finishing my semester – in fact I should be working on my term paper right now – and already I’m thinking about summer “projects”. Which things to focus on for the next four months that I’m out of school?…

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A reflection on deep time and human values.

I have been having the most unproductive work day ever owing to some kind of network update that has all but cut my connection to our web development servers. After two hours of simply trying to log in, I connected only to discover the…

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Older *and* smarter.

The fog from early this morning has given way to brilliant sunshine and I am borrowing a cubicle in which rays of sun actually fall on the desk at certain times of day – lucked out with this busted computer thing for a change!…

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A little moan about school.

Just finished my application for a special course next semester as part of the “President’s Dream” Colloquium which is available to the public as a lecture series, but can also be turned into a grad course. This is a new project of the university…

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Individual suffering for the common (but not lowest common denominator) good.

I have included the above video in these presentation notes for my class because I think that Zizek is advancing a Kierkegaardian argument about abstraction in “The Present Age” but with different conclusions. What follows is a discussion presentation I am giving on Wednesday….

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