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“Of Grammatology” The Writing Meme and Its Lost History

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 10/3/11 Short Paper on Of Grammatology Part 2 I first had a lot of difficulty grasping Derrida’s meaning in this reading. It was in researching the history of language (online) that I came … Continue reading

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“Of Grammatology” a Signifier of a Signifier of a Signifier of Signifieds

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 9/29/11 Short Paper on Of Grammatology “‘Signifier of the signifier’ describes on the contrary the movement of language: in its origin, to be sure, but one can already suspect that an origin whose … Continue reading

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“Totality and Infinity” “As-sociation” and “Enjoyment” ?

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 9/15/11 Short Paper 2 on Totality and Infinity, thus far… A particular line in our reading that stuck out to me was under the section f) language and justice: “If we call a … Continue reading

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“Totality and Infinity” Like an Inside Joke in a Foreign Film

Phil 6958: The Uncertain  Boundaries of the Subject 9/7/11 Short Paper on Totality and Infinity, thus far… Thus far, Totality and Infinity resembles to me the experience of watching a foreign film. At times I understand completely what is going … Continue reading

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Video Games and Aesthetics Presentation from ICA 2013

It’s a poor thing not to have seen my presentation “Can Video Games Find a Home in Aesthetics? Video Games and the Institutional Theory of Art.” However the essay should become available soon in the ICA 2013 Proceedings. In the meantime here … Continue reading

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“Lies Were More Dependable than the Truth” Second Publication of 2013

It’s out! Buy it now! It’s actually pretty cheap, so come on already. “Lies were more Dependable than the Truth.” In Ender’s Game and Philosophy, eds. D.E. Wittkower and Lucinda Rush, 213-222. Chicago: Open Court, November, 2013. http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/ enders_game.htm.     … Continue reading

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“Mereology” First Publication of 2013

2013 is my most successful publishing (getting-published?) year to date. Things move slow in print, so there’s the ever looming doubt of whether an “accepted” paper will actually make it through the “editing” and then the “printing” process without being … Continue reading

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Now, people look at it and say, “Oh what is the message that he’s half naked?” There’s no message. The message is that I was fucking tired.

–Slavoj Žižek  (From an interview in Salon) See Žižek in bed, actually making very good points about philosophy as a modest enterprise of meaning, rather than as idealized questions about absolute Truth. Interestingly, he is fully referencing Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics … Continue reading

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Philosophy Society Weekly Discussion Group drinking rules

from the scrolls of the Philosophy Society at the University of Edinburgh: S must drink iff they are accused of… – Talking continuously for more than three minutes – Claiming that the other person can’t understand what you are saying … Continue reading

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One thing that differentiates humans from animals is that animals have an intense will for survival.

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