philosophy

God/iva

   I’m back at “Sophie’s World,” with its textbook teaching of philosophy thinly disguised as an interesting read. Sound boring? Well, it pretty much is.  Too bad I have a serious psychological condition whereby I cannot leave a book unfinished. It is called anal-retentive-itis.  So deeply bored was I during the hundred page expose of […]

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Sexuality is Possibility

  The last half of the twentieth century saw the birth, adolescence and remarkably mature adulthood of a new field of cultural investigation: Gender Studies.  A natural consequence of the sexual awakening of the Western world in the sixties, Gender Studies focuses on how we define what it means to be a man and/or a […]

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Michel Foucault Defines Modernity

For the attitude of modernity, the high value of the present is indissociable from a desperate eagerness to imagine it, to imagine it otherwise than it is, and to transform it not by destroying it but by grasping it in what it is. Baudelairean modernity is an exercise in which extreme attention to what is […]

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