Category: Required Reading

Oh, Hedda! What ever did you mean?

Last night Brian went out for drinks and I stayed home with Hedda Gabler and some other books for company. Not only that, I ate lentils and did laundry – so productive was I in my solitude! Welcome after a week of activity and…

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The little I have to say about Nietzche.

Though class last night was interesting, I still can’t write about Nietzsche with any insight. Part of the issue with Human, All-Too-Human is that it is a collection of aphorisms which at variably appear linked then disconnected, making a page-to-page reading difficult. While the…

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Prosthetic Gods

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on to him and they still give him much trouble at times. … Future ages…

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A manifesto, an action, a radical moment.

Job’s coffin looks down At the day you shut your power down You must out-create that destructive tendency Let your fire starter hear the fury Job’s Coffin, Tori Amos Last night was the Kierkegaard presentation, the one posted here a couple of days ago…

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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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