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the ecological a priori?

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Adam Robbert bringing the Foucault and Deleuze eco-style: 

For Foucault, then, the nonhuman impresses itself onto anthropic space through the production of laws and regulations, the production of material infrastructures that manipulate human behavior and perception, and the enforcement of practices that condition human beings. 388 more words

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Katerina Kolozova on The Real in Contemporary Philosophy

The Real in Contemporary Philosophy

Katerina Kolozova

What Baudrillard called the perfect crime has become the malaise of the global(ized) intellectual of the beginning of the 21’st century. 1,259 more words

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Bound by Flesh

Today I’m writing about Bound by Flesh (Leslie Zemeckis, 2012), a documentary concerning conjoined twins who were widely popular as a Vaudeville attraction in the 1920s and ’30s.  816 more words

To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain

Zhang Huan, To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain, May 11, 1995

“[T]he process is not merely about visual presentation or shock effect; it is about achieving a more intense, more real understanding of physical existence, of habitation in the flesh. 23 more words

Art

MARGARET HIGONNET

The new frame created by the act of suicide, I suggest, resembles what Aleksandr Rodchenko, in a 1930 lecture, called “foto-kadry”: an image that deliberately fragments, reduces, and reorients a scene, rather than trying to capture it “in its entirety.” Just as Rodchenko’s photographer employs fragmentation to achieve a sharper, contestatory perception of content, to disrupt the dismal and catastrophic continuity of everyday life, so the suicidal cut creates an oblique point of view directed toward an understanding that resides beyond the social maxim, and perhaps beyond narrative itself.

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CAROLYN NORDSTROM

For Scarry, the obscene and pathetic drama of torture and power is relegated to the prisoner’s cell. For Mozambicans, by virtue of its public enactment, this drama comes to define the world at large.

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Deleuze's Stoicism

“How much we have yet to learn from Stoicism …”  ~ Deleuze

In this 2006 paper John Sellars argues that Deleuze’s relationship with Stoicism goes far beyond his explicit comments on the Stoics in… 78 more words

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