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Is Jewish Critique Possible?

Is it possible to be a Jewish intellectual?
How do concepts such as ‘ahavat Israel’ and ‘solidarity for the Jewish people’ square with the need for intellectuals to remain detached from their national or religious group to retain their moral integrity? 6,211 more words
Reflection And Opinion

One In Other @ Anthropocene Feminism, UWM

This week, I attended the Anthropocene Feminism conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies in Milwaukee. There, I spoke as part of a hugely enjoyable… 118 more words

Thoughts On Matter

The Blessing of Life as a Whole

“The blessing of life as a whole, inherent in labor . . .The blessing of labor is that effort and gratification follow each other as closely as producing and consuming the means of subsistence, so that happiness is a concomitant of the process itself, just as pleasure is a concomitant of the functioning of a healthy body. 265 more words

On Hannah Arendt’s Reading of Rahel Varnhagen and the Schlemiel – Take One

Schlemiel Theory has published several posts on Hannah Arendt and her reading of the schlemiel in her celebrated essay “The Jew as Pariah.” As I pointed out in many of my readings, Arendt believed that the schlemiel had, for a certain time during modernity, a necessity. 1,356 more words

Baseball Cards and Critical Theory

April is always an insane month in my household.  Two birthdays, springtime, Lent/Easter season, Baseball Season, Earth Day, etc.  I suspect it may be busier than December.  325 more words

Hannah Arendt et la radicalité du mal

Je suis tombé par hasard ce soir sur un article d’Emmanuel Sala sur “Trois femmes d’exception : Arendt, Rand, Thatcher” publié dans Contrepoints. Il y évoque notamment le film de Margarethe von Trotta sur Arendt et la notion de «banalité du mal». 593 more words