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
Fast on the tail of a feminist philosophy position at Memorial New Foundland University, comes another one – on the other side of the world – in Tasmania (an island of the south end of Australia, if you don’t know it.). Nice part of the world… Lectureship (continuing) in Feminist Philosophy, University of Tasmania AOS:… Continue reading Another feminist philosophy position
I’m reading Honneth’s little book on Reification, his Tanner lectures from 2008. What began as a light skim through has gained interest for me. In particular, the transition between the logical level of the ’empathic’ engagement with the world (Heidegger, Dewey), and the empirical genesis from the point of view of developmental psychology – expressed… Continue reading Reification
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
I stumbled across this new book in UNSW’s bookshop last week: Simon Lumsden’s Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject. Simon is a well-known Sydney philosopher, and a specialist on Hegel. It will be good to read a detailed account of the hegelian inheritance of the latter three thinkers, and the points that gel, beyond the rhetoric.… Continue reading Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida and Deleuze on the subject