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“The logic of an arms race came to rule in art: and legions of untalented hacks who came after Miró devoted themselves to thinking about what had never been done before rather than about what they wanted to express.” 167 more words

Theodore Dalrymple

A Cone of Illumination

We have immense respect for the contemporary German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, for his commitment to exploring both the difficulty and the necessity of real dialogue; for his relentless attempt to retrieve and resuscitate the most essential strands of our Western philosophies; and for his constant attention to finding common ground, rather than extrapolating minor differences into violent disputation. 105 more words


Ziarek: "Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism"

Ziarek, Ewa. Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Ziarek seems to have set out to define a feminist aesthetics because existing theories stop at critique of either “gendered” literature or “non-gendered” aesthetics: “my question was how to conceptualize feminist aesthetics beyond feminist critiques of philosophical aesthetics” (2). 2,262 more words


“In love ..‘the gaze of the Other remains even if the Other ..ceased to exist.’ ..This feeling of an Other’s gaze which ‘sees in me more than myself’ is ..what ..pushes me towards ethical activity ..to render me adequate to the expectation written into the ..gaze.” – ‘God’ is ..this Other’s gaze returned by objects, an imagined gaze.. 16 more words

"There is no Us and Them"

Further to a Twitter discussion from today – there is a gulf between patient and clinician, between administrator and administered that cannot be wished away with the language of facile humanism. 179 more words


Process of Domination, the article

I finished my final edits yesterday on an article for a new journal called Black Box, which PM Press will be putting out. The article is adapted from a talk I gave last year at the Institute for the Humanities, which I posted on this blog. 94 more words