“It’s time to be a little more self-serving”. Words from a mentor. Advertisements
Christopher Watkin is compiling a Serres bibliography… spans ’68 to today. See here.
I’m trying to take a real break – no extra reading, side projects, or commentary while I’m on leave. A difficult thing if your job is also your hobby. So, see you all in the New Year, and a joyful Christmas to all.
Throw together a crowd of smart, driven individuals who’ve been rewarded throughout their entire lives for being ranked well, for being top of the class, and through a mixture of threat and reward you can coerce self-harming behaviour out of them to the extent that you can run a knowledge economy on the fumes of their… Continue reading Important reading
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A discussion of the pens on Heidegger’s desk – via Enowning. I’d say it’s what he wrote with them that’s important, except that pens do find their way into his philosophy as examples of tools. ?
A friend studying for an MBA took a philosophy unit in their program – its basically designed to train managers to be critical about the standard pop-psychology fare in management literature. But it clearly has its effects, for the next thing I know, my friend (who works in IT) says he’s joined a reading group… Continue reading Pleasures of philosophy
From Savage Minds: Closet Racism in Anthropology… (I’m sure Philosophy is not innocent here either). We are taught that “race is a myth,” and therefore it follows that race cannot be implicated in the issues that they were happy to identify as “structural” or “systemic.” They just weren’t willing to take the next step and… Continue reading Biological and social realities: Ferguson