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Quote Extracts

16/06/17

I find myself developing a magpie tendency whenever I see a good quote. Whether it’s for personal or academic use, I have a compulsion to document and accumulate them. 472 more words

Acceleration

o4/06/17

Recently I have been exploring a great deal of philosophical thought concerning time and temporal lineages, including Henri Bergson’s theories of duration, in which time and duration vary according to the individual but remain the same for science. 578 more words

Canada 150? #Resistance150.

ses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al: a one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary.

Canada 150. Canada, the nation-state, the former British colony-turned-dominion, turns one-hundred and fifty years this year. And as the sesquicentennial festivities around the country celebrates the occasion, corporations and institutions are licking their chops with the prospect of cashing in on all of that… 1,684 more words

Modernity, the Self, and the Modern Selfie

The condition of self-consciousness, of being reflectively aware of one’s identity and actions, has been a repeatedly documented aspect of human experience throughout history. Self-representation in the poetry of the Renaissance court, for example, or the aesthetic endeavours of eighteenth-century portraiture, certainly attest to this. 984 more words

Philosophy

Derek Gregory's tribute to geography editor John Davey

Derek Gregory has written a nice tribute to geography editor John Davey, who died recently. Davey worked with Edward Arnold and Blackwell, and published David Harvey’s early books, as well as many others, including Derek’s… 43 more words

The Market as Automata

The Conservative government recently announced their Spring budget via the near universally derided Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. My loathing for the Tories is undisguised but when they announce their budget for the year ahead it is time to pay particular attention as it describes, better than any rhetoric, what the beliefs and ideologies of Conservatives are and most importantly where their faith lies which is (and seemingly always has been) in that strange and ephemeral thing: The Market. 1,526 more words

Writings

We Make Our Own History

Review: We make our own history: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen (Pluto Press, London 2014) 570 more words

Reviews